On Wednesday, Jan. 20th Bill reported another 3 to 4” of snow overnight. Good thing I cleaned Ptooties off yesterday or I wouldn’t be able to reach the roof of snow today! I was in a bit of a conundrum when I looked out the window at 6:40 after Bill left. He had a pile of snow at the end of the lane to barrel through and seemed to do that with no problem.
|a look out the window and you can see the pile of snow|
at the end of the lane
This small plow goes down the sidewalk and has already removed
what Bill drove through
I crawled back in bed and debated whether to get ready for work or not. Roads were plowed but snow covered to track bare according to my traffic reporter. 😊 The worst one would be Bruce County Rd. 3 out of Paisley, north to south. Then it started snowing really heavy. As I was looking out, a second time, (yo-yo-gal here), the big sidewalk plow was clearing the pile of snow and removing the build-up. Okay, do I get ready and go?
|Here is a better look at that plow|
|The next door neighbours had their plow guy come in and|
clear their lot
It was still snowing pretty heavy at 8:30
The heavy snow bothered me, what if it continued the whole time? Did I need to be driving in that to work for an hour? I’ve put you through this before, my indecision, and I don’t want to be a wimp but I also don’t want to take a risk.
|I had cleaned Ptooties off and was just getting ready to |
When Bill said it had stopped at Neustadt, 40 minutes (?) from here and Pat said it was clear in Durham, I decided to go for it. They helped with my decision. Paisley was the worst. Roads were greasy and yet not unpassable. Once I turned east onto the Walkerton/Hanover Road the lanes were pretty good.
|Just leaving Paisley|
|This is the plowed highway #3|
but the sun encouraged me
|Obviously, it wasn't too bad or I wouldn't be taking pictures|
The snow had stopped as soon as I got out of town
Funny thing is that the sun and blue sky actually made appearances on my drive. I pulled into the Pioneer gas station and fueled up first. No one was at the Mat but the parking lot had been recently cleared. They didn’t get as much snow as we did, maybe a couple of inches. I shoveled the front and back door area and along the walkway. Looks like someone had put down salt already and that was working for the most part.
|This was the worst section so I slowed down to|
Things looked good when I left and drove to the water store for a RO refill. By the time I was heading out of Durham, around 11, the roads were wet and clear so I made time to Hanover. Walmart was as busy as normal and I got in and out fairly quickly.
|Walkerton has some nice downtown buildings|
Reminds me of a western town
It was almost 12:30 when I got in the house. Wes and Susan were out but the laneway had been plowed out. That was nice to see and I was able to snuggle Ptooties back into her spot, nose out.
|The drive home was cloudy but the roads were better|
I took my thermos upstairs and when my coffee was finished, carried our garbage down for tomorrow’s pick up. I had some lunch, although it was around 1 and eventually went in to work on Betty Boop in the garage. I’d finished the border yesterday so slowly worked inward around the edges. There is a lot of pink/red pieces so of course, I’ll do the easy stuff first. There are no rules and if there are, they are mine, made up as I go along!😊
|If you're a puzzle maker, you can see around the edges the|
progress I've made
Bill got home just before 5 and we sat upstairs together until supper time. We got good news today in a couple of formats. First, at noon, Bill called Peggy at CanAm to check on the Suite. He was informed that it is finished. Yay! That is great news! Second, I walked to get the mail and my US Visa Debit card finally arrived. We’ve been waiting since it expired in Sept/20. There was a snag with the address but we fixed that up before Christmas. Now we just need our Visa credit cards to come.
|Talking about our Suite, I needed to look at it again|
Supper tonight was sausages with pasta and a vegetable. It turned out pretty good. We had a couple of hot dog buns in the fridge that have been there for a while so Bill sliced his sausage in half lengthwise and his on a bun. Hey, it worked and he enjoyed it.
|Doesn't this look like fun?|
(for the little one on the sled, I mean)
Hot dog buns never taste good to me after being in the freezer for too long so at least we didn’t have to throw them out. I had mixed veggies with my pasta and sausage. I ate too much though, that was a lot of food!
|I'm going to be walking tomorrow to wear this pasta off!!|
Bill made his lunch while supper was cooking so that saved him some time after dishes. I went in and caught most of Jeopardy but only got a couple of answers. I’m not very good at the game. Even if I know the answer, I often can’t come up with the name on time. The evening was quiet after that and I did some more crocheting and started a new book. Let’s try The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy. I’ll let you know how it goes.
|Tonight, a special memory of our little bum|
Clemson enjoys the sunshine at Quartzsite
Jan. 20, 2019
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