Friday, February 28, 2014
The Ice Age Commeth Again - And A Happy Ending
A new record was set in our city last night - 50 days of subzero temperatures this winter. Sigh! They are promising to give us temps around 27+ next Thursday! This is getting very old.
I've talked before about our wonderful Mr. J who does our snow clearing for us. Well, there is more to the job than just shoveling or using the snow blower. About a week and a half ago - after another snowfall - Mr. J decided the mountains were getting too high along the driveway. Winter is far from over here and the piles would only get higher, making it difficult to shovel. Even with the blower it was getting hard to blow the snow up and over. So this wonderful man stayed on that day, after clearing the driveway and patio of snow, climbed the mountains and manually shoveled the snow farther out into the yard. He knows we still have the month of March to get through and we can sometimes get a big snowfall of 12+ inches. He said he is just trying to stay ahead of the game.
We just can't thank him enough for taking care of our snow. He is our guardian angel of the snows, and we wouldn't be able to stay in our house if we didn't have his services. We are so blessed to have him in the winter and our special yard crew (Harrison and Dad) in the summer for yard work.
We lost another wonder Twitter human to Lung Cancer last week - Ingrid, human of @nocrybabydogs. I had known Ingrid for 5 years. Mario did a nice blog tribute to her at http://mariodacat.blogspot.com
last week. But then this morning I received this link that appeared in the newspaper of the lady (@DanaPixie) who adopted Ingrid's dog. Thought you might find it interesting. After the sadness of losing Ingrid, it was heartwarming to read this amazing story.
Daffy and TSK (Dana and Jim's kitty) are getting along fine. Daffy arrived at her new home on Wednesday night and slept in the big bed with Dana, Jim, and TSK. I teasingly asked Dana if she had given Daffy and TSK catnip before bed to have them both so peaceful and low key! Pictures of Daffy's journey were posted at each "hand-off" stop so we could easily keep track of her journey. There was a round of cheers on Twitter when Daffy was placed in the arms of her new mom, Dana. All eyes were glued to #4Legs4Daffy for three days while she made her journey. Three special Twitter friends had volunteered to each take a leg of that journey. We are so thankful that they all made it to the destination and back home again.
The power of the social media never ceases to amaze me. I have met so many wonderful people through it - including all of you blog readers, Twitter friends, the Blogosphere friends, and Face Book friends. Plus we have a group of special local friends who are near and dear to us. We are blessed!
Until next time - stay warm and dry. Maybe by June we'll have some warmer days!