It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wonderful surprise…

Yesterday morning I looked out my beautiful replaced kitchen window and I saw my daughter out by  my car just shoveling and chipping away.  She had been out there sometime before I noticed her.  I hurried and put on coat, hat, gloves and boots and went out to help her.  About an hour later my car was cleaned off.    We both tried to back my car out but it wouldn’t budge because of the ice and snow underneath.  It got up to 43 degrees yesterday and there was some melting.  I will try again this afternoon.  

Things are a mess outside as there was a thick layer of snow on the roofs and the melting onto to the sidewalks has caused ice (heavy  in some places) to form.  Very treacherous.  The temp today is to reach the lower 40s.
There are 28 days left on the countdown till spring.

It is very depressing being stuck  indoors and not being able to go even to the grocery store.  I feel fortunate though because in the eastern part of Pekin over 3000 people lost power for several hours during the storm Monday night.

There is to be another inspection today to check for further tornado damage such as cracks in the walls etc.  They were just here last Thursday and they all track in and don’t bother to wipe their feet even though I have several rugs spread  out by the front door.  Very disgusting as I am the one responsible for keeping this place clean and I do not like a mess!!  And that is my rant for this Wednesday the 19th of February, 2014.

For Pam in Illinois,  I went back through my old blog postings and found that I took the pics of the magnolia/tulip tree in March of 2012 instead of March 2013.  What can I say except that my mind has endured a lot this past year.  LOL

Have a wonderful rest of the week.  Stay safe and be happy!!

Beth

26 comments:

  1. Nice surprise from your daughter. Be careful though. Snickers and I walked today for the first time in weeks. I wore my Yak Tracs to keep me safe, still felt slippery though!

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  2. So hard indeed..only time we seem to get out is to shovel..pretty sad deal for sure. Hope when it warms up you can get your car out! Prayers for you always, take care XoXo

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  3. Hi, Beth. I see the snow doesn't want to leave you :) Here, we have had a sunny and wonderful day, almost 16º, so everybody was in the streets enjoying the sun. Anyway, I think tomorrow the weather is going to change: we have another storm coming to the country. I wish we were already in April because I'll be (I hope) in Italy, in Tuscany, at least for 15 days :)

    Have a good day, despite the snow.

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  4. What a sweetheart of your daughter.

    My mind is gone too, I mess up on years all the time. :)

    Stay warm my dear.

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  5. So glad you had help chipping away at that ice. Flowers will come soon! Soon!

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  6. So sweet of your daughter. I just can't imagine living in that much snow and ice day after day. I get depressed just from the gray days, but at least can get out and go if I need to. HOPE the rest of your week is so much better....and warmer!!!

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  7. soooo sweet of your dear daughter to come and help. what a task that has been for you all winter!!

    and i soooo get those messy boots/shoes/men!! my roofing guys kept coming in and walking all over my light covered rugs.uummmm excuse me but the roof is outside!! my new roof is black and they sure did drag it in with them. and fyi, i have never met men who peed more, seriously, 3 men and someone was always in the bathroom!!

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  8. Beth, Your sweet daughter, sending hugs to her !! I love when I hear about parents and children being kind to one another. I would never want those people back that would not wipe their darn feet. Beth, today we had a pretty day...lots of melting, the snow's off the roof, that's a relief. Now I will only have to worry about the basement what with rain coming in tomorrow on top of melting snow. I feel mu home is a big old job any more....it's hard to enjoy it some times. I know that I am blessed to have a home. So I better stop whining. :):) Take care dear friend and stay safe. xoxo,Susie

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  9. It was so nice of your daughter to come and clean off your car! Only 18 days til daylight savings time, robin sightings have been reported and the local ice cream shop reopened this week. Surely that means spring must be on it's way! Something to look forward to. Hopefully there won't be too much ice or flooding with the storms coming tonight.

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  10. I'm not surprised that a nice person like you has such a great daughter. I know it can be very hard to be stuck at home.

    Love,
    Janie

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  11. What a wonderful daughter you have!!!! I pray the snow will cease and the ice will melt and you can soon be off to shop again! I know how stir crazy someone can get just being imprisoned in their house by the weather. My hubby has felt that way this winter. It's even been too cold here to venture out too much.
    Where did I miss you having a tornado and damage from it? I guess I was away from blogging then. I am so glad you weren't hurt and there was no major damage! Hold on.....Spring will be here before you know it!!

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  12. I hope you thaw out. Wonderful daughter you have.
    It is thundering and raining here right now. Our shop got flooded.

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  13. I know you are happy to finally get your kitchen window back. What a sweet daughter. It's almost 27 days until Spring. Stay warm and well. Bertie

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  14. You are very lucky you have a caring daughter to take that snow off your car, it must be a big job today.
    We have 9 days to go and it's Autumn, pretty time of year sometimes down here.
    Keep warm.

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  15. So sweet of your daughter to work on clearing your car. I would be ill with those workers tracking in my clean home.

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  16. What a nice thing for your daughter to do. Hope you can get out and about a little more today.

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  17. How wonderful of your daughter. And I hope spring arrives in your neighborhood soon!

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  18. I feel for you Beth. When living in Maine, there were days and days I did not go outside because of the snow. I subscribed to garden catalogs so there was something beautiful to look at each day.....we are getting close so stay happy! So glad you finally got your new kitchen window!

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  19. I think the hardest thing for me about the weather now is the up and down routine. Our roads are deteriorating big time over it. Water from the melts gets into the road then freezes at night and breaks things up. Pot holes are everywhere. Right now it's been warmer though with high wind and another cool down (in the 20s) is ahead...ugh. You're fortunate to have help getting your vehicle out...what a blessing!

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  20. So nice of your daughter to come and clean off your car. We have had the same weather here with the melting snow, then freezing and making walking treacherous.

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  21. I have considered making booties for people's boots. That's how much I hate the messes.

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  22. It just goes to show what a good job you did raising you daughter.
    I hate to sound like a broken record Beth, but the weather here is just as crappy. As I drove home at 3 this afternoon it was 47 degrees yet this morning at 5, my car was glazed over with ice like a frosted cruller.

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  23. What a wonderful daughter you have!!!
    So annoying when people like that traipse in with dirty shoes and boots. I hope they will be finished this time. :)

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  24. That warmed my heart your daughter is a lovely Lady Beth
    Hugs xx

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