Wednesday, Dec. 2nd was the calm after the storm. The snow plow had been down the main street and although snow covered, it looked hard packed. The problem was the pile up of snow at the end of everyones driveway. I watched Bill plow through it with his dual wheels and I knew I could follow his tracks. Between the time he left and Wes left, a tractor with plow had come down twice and completely removed that build up! Just for me! 😊 I don’t want to hear any different, no disillusions, please.
My first glance out the window at the morning
I think you can see the pile up of snow where the sidewalk
and laneway meet the street
A tractor plow heads north
Another view of the pile and yet another
tractor heading north
Here you can see this truck heading south
sanding the street
All nice and early for commuters
And here goes my commuter, pushing through
I'd washed, had my tea and then went down to leave for work around 7:45, knowing full well that the car would be covered in snow. Duh, I didn’t think of that yesterday afternoon when I should have gone out to clean it off. Bill, that keeper, had given Ptooties a quick sweep off before he left so I silently thanked him and did some minor scraping with the motor running.
|Looking out at the lane to the street
Wes was having his 'guy' come in this morning to clean the lane
|Bill had her nose cleaned so all I had to do was the sides and back
while she warmed up
It wasn’t a fun drive but it wasn’t a bad one either. The roads
were white between Paisley and the turn to Walkerton but I felt confidence in
|You're going to say 'yeuch' to these roads but I felt much
better today than my last day in the snow
This is the north to south Bruce County Rd 3
|This is the road West to East heading into Walkerton
You can see the improvement here
|Coming into Walkerton, put-putting along at 50 km/hr
of the way was track bare or clear until I got closer to Durham. A line up of
about 10 cars (including me) got slowed right down to 40 km/hr following the
snow plow. No one should ever grumble about that. Remember those commercials
“they’re plowing our roads!”? I do and it’s true. Once I knew what the hold up
was, I relaxed but at first with a transport in front of me, I couldn’t see
anything and I was thinking 'seriously?'.
me an hour this morning to get to Durham and I pulled in immediately to get
fuel. We were riding at ¼ of a tank and I could hear Daddy’s words today and I
quote “In the winter, don’t ever go below half a tank of gas in case you get
stuck somewhere and need it for heat.” 😍 I filled her up and then hopped across
the street to the Mat. It was quite clean, still, and upon checking the dryers
for lint, they hadn’t been used much either. The storm played havoc with customers yesterday, I guess.
me before 10 and after filling the coin machine and shoveling the entry ways,
he paid us for the month. We’d discussed me continuing for December as he is
actively looking for work. He knows that come January; I’ll probably stop for
at least a month. That isn’t carved in stone either, it depends on him and the
weather. I left town and drove to Hanover. With that gorgeous sun, a lot of the
snow had melted but for about 5 miles out of Durham, the pavement was still white in
Decorations I hadn't noticed before on a back street I rather like how this picture turned out And I love this one
Look at how Willow Creek (thanks Michele) transforms from smooth
to flowing as it encounters a rise in the creek bed (logs, rocks?)
TheFoundrey Chimney has a whole new beauty in the snowy
This pretty little house is for sale on Queen St. N.
Maybe we need to win some money?
up a few things at Dollarama (for our Christmas), Giant Tiger and then had to
nip into Independent for half & half cream. Darn! I should’ve gone to
Walmart, I paid more for it at the grocery store! I hate when that happens but
I didn’t feel like driving back for yet another stop. I was disappointed that neither store had the stickers I'm needing. I drove home the main
way, through Walkerton, not wanting to take a chance in case Concession 8 had
not been plowed. It was a good drive.
It was around 11 when I passed Con.8 and glancing down thought I'd made a good decision. It may have been plowed but there was still snow in spots. The wind
had picked up and I’d watched the temperature rise from -5C/23F to a balmy
3C/38F through the course of the morning. My key for the garage door wouldn’t
work after numerous tries so I had to ring the doorbell for Susan. We were
expecting a Staples delivery and that’s who she thought it was. We laughed when
she saw it was ‘just me’. 😊 She couldn’t get the key to work either so we would have Wes
look at it.
At The Woollen Mill, I noticed this Gingerbread man riding
the reindeer that I hadn't seen before
Also, I notice the plaque that obviously was obscured from view
by cars that park along here
I'll go by and read it next time
Staples truck never did arrive, I sat in the front room with my book, waiting
until at 2, I walked up to get the mail. I actually went for a nice walk first
and Susan suggested I leave the door unlocked this time. The wind was cold but
I was dressed for it and had a nice jaunt through town. When I returned, I came
upstairs to read for a bit and then went down to make my afternoon cup of tea.
Oh, and I had to eat the last butter tart. Geesh! Now they’re all gone at least which means
so is the temptation.
|The Pharmacy window display has changed since last Friday night
This one has moving parts - toys coming to life when the
store is closed - Cute little boy and doggie too
upstairs on my laptop, watching a friend’s video on FB (she sells Tupperware),
when Bill walked in just around 4:30. I wasn't looking to buy her sales items (no room at the Suite!) but it was nice to see her talking in person. It has been a long time since we've seen each other. Bill looked tired and it wasn’t long and
he’d changed and was curled up for a snooze. We chatted a bit and then I let
him sleep before supper. My mind wasn’t definite yet on what we were having. A joint decision. It
turned out that when Bill suggested pork and beans, the cook whole heartedly
had it on toast and that was it. I'll need to make some 'proper' dessert as we are out. After dishes, it was lunch for Bill, Jeopardy
for me and another quiet evening. I’m feeling tired tonight so this will be a
morning finish. It was a great day and we’ve each got some money in our pockets
for whatever our 💓💓 desire. 😊
A special memory from 2014 or 2015 at our house
One of the last years we had our bigger tree
Little Clemmy had just had a haircut and I love how
his right ear is flipped back as was often the case
Good night (day!)
for stopping in today.