Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Feels Like a Weekend, Misjudged Snow Day? Happy News!

Paisley, On

On Tuesday, Feb. 16th Bill missed hearing the alarm at 5:45 but woke at 6. When he looked out, it was quite nasty outside but he prepared for work until he heard differently. As he was getting ready, Billy texted that there was ‘no work, due to weather’. Okay, made sense so he crawled back in bed. We got up around 7 and went down for our morning drinks and a bite to eat. All day, it felt like part of the weekend.

One minute we looked out and it was a blizzard
Next minute, it would clear

The wind was coming from the west
Ptooties doesn't look too badly covered but the
garage door sure does!

Upstairs, after my tea, I had my shower. Wes and Bill decided to wait until after lunch when the snow stops to shovel enough to get the vehicles out on the road. Eddie had done the walkways early so there was no rush. We had toasted bacon, cheese and tomato sandwiches for lunch and then after dishes Bill went out to help Eddie. That was when I bundled up and went for my walk. It wasn’t as long as usual; the wind was bitter cold on my face. I managed 1.5 miles and picked up the mail on my return.

Looking out the kitchen window towards Water Street

Seems that February is the snowy month

There really wasn’t much to do since Eddie had cleaned the snow off their van, his car, Ptooties and Black Beauty. It wasn’t long after he came in and he sat with me at the puzzle, that we heard Jim come in to plow the lane. Bill doesn’t like puzzles, says he doesn’t have the patience, but he did find 5 or 6 pieces for me. 😉 The one I started is of old train cars so he was interested.

The sidewalk plow was late this morning

but there was a lot of snow to remove

After he moved our vehicles back in the lane, he went upstairs for a snooze. He’d been downstairs for a while before lunch working on his plane and wasn’t keen on going back down. I puzzled until 3:15 and although the wood stove was going, I just got colder. I have a birthmark below my right thumb and when I’m warm, it is reddish pink. When I’m cold, it is purple. Yup, she was purple when I made a tea for each of us and came upstairs.

It gets piled off to the roadside

For this dynamic duo to clean up

Outside, since noon, the weather has been clear. The roads have been plowed multiple times and even though it is windy, maybe they could have gone to work after all. It was an early morning decision and in that blizzard, it was the right one. Sometimes you just never know. Bill is the type of guy that can’t sit around which is one main reason right now that I’m grateful for the work he has.

I went out for my walk 
You can see that they need the plow guy to come

A walk along Mill Drive

I started my post and then crawled up onto the bed and read a bit. The sun was shining in the window periodically making for a bright day. Before we get too excited that the winter storm has come and gone, we are expecting another one on Thursday. I can talk about this in pleasant terms simply because we’ve heard that after this week, warmer temperatures are headed our way and on into March! 0c/32F will be marvellous! 😊

That wind was cold so I didn't head towards the bridge

I don't know if you can see the deep snow here
but I didn't climb over it to walk the trail today

We went downstairs before 6 and I fried 2 medium thickness pork chops. I’m done with those 1” thick ones, especially when they aren’t my favourite meat. Bill agrees. While they were frying on the stove, I mixed up some StoveTop Dressing rather than cooking a potato. With some spaghetti squash for me and mixed veggies for Bill, supper was soon on the table. It was very good, I actually enjoyed the pork.

Heading back home, Black Beauty sits on the street
waiting for the plow

Bill is shovelling by the fence, where the plow can't get to easily

We watched bits of the news but mainly watched the mid-western Ontario weather for our area. It looks like a full week of snow, dumping after dumping, but hopefully it looks worse than it will be. This evening will be quiet, NCIS is a rerun so after Jeopardy, some more reading is what I’ll be doing. This was a good day. I could have finished the puzzle I started, but I’m glad I left some for another day.

So, I started this puzzle this morning

Again, the box does not show the full picture 
but this one is better

The good news of the day is that our surrounding area, Grey-Bruce for us, has moved out of the emergency lockdown. Yay! We are in the Yellow zone which is quite extensive. Of course, face coverings and the 2m distancing is still in effect but we can eat in restaurants, dance, sing, karaoke, 10 people indoors, 25 outdoors for personal gatherings etc. etc. It is all wonderful news to us and we fervently things move forward rather than backward in the future.


With that said, this was a great day. I hope yours was too. “Go away snow!”

This is a picture Donna sent us of the Ridge
Feb. 16, 2019
Maybe I should take a drive out tomorrow and compare

For now, Good night!

Thank you for stopping by.


  1. That's exciting news for you guys to move out of the severe lock down. I'm glad you were able have Christmas before you got locked down and hope you can now enjoy some family/friend time :-) It's been three plus months with no end in site in BC so I'm going to live vicariously through you!

    1. Thank you, we just hope people are still careful. I'm glad for the small stores and hairdressers etc. Looking forward to seeing our new granddaughter soon. :)

  2. Winter came late to my part of the province, but its here with a vengeance now. I pushed EIGHTEEN inches of the crap off my side porch!!

    1. Oh no!! It seems that winter was just waiting for February, doesn't it?
      Up until now, we have also been lucky.

  3. we are also in yellow zone as of today. Wow, little things that excite us. It was -50C. here last weekend and by this coming weekend we welcome -4C. Thank you for the read. I have been slack on the replies, however, I do read more than you think. :)
    Keep warm and stay safe

    1. Yay for small mercies, eh? Actually it is truly a BIG deal, isn't it? We won't feel so 'governed' and 'imprisoned'. Thank you for reading, Lori. Hope your Mom is doing okay. Hugs to all of you!

  4. Glad you are moving towards reopening. Not that you can go anywhere with all the snow, but hopefully the roads will be open and you will soon be back at the ridge.

  5. Lots of snow there. Just lots of cold here, but it is warming up.

    God bless.

  6. Glad you were able to enjoy the day safely together. We'll be watching for the warmer temperatures as well.
    Glad we didn't get as much as your area got.

    It's about time.

    1. I don't think the warmth will help much with melting this stuff anytime soon either!

  7. I'm happy to hear things have relaxed somewhat for you. With nicer weather it will be even better.

    Take care, stay well.

    1. Thank you Maebeme. Sounds like still snow coming but not as much as other areas in Ontario. Texas needs to stop sending it our way! haha