Not sure how deep the snow would be, if the rain had’ve been snow. I guess the snow compacts, so less snow than rainfall?
No, it's the opposite. An inch of rain would be a lot more inches of snow - how much more depends on the type of snow. For example, the 3-4 inches of heavy wet snow we got on Saturday would have been more rain than the 3-4 inches of light, powdery snow than we had on Sunday. Wetter snow means less inches of accumulation.
It's really dark here now - it seems more as if it's the middle of the night than it does 8am. Very still too; no sounds except for a crow calling from a tree in our yard to another crow that sounds like it's across the neighborhood. Kind of eerie.
The warmer weather has pulled back until next week. This week will remain Winter. Of course, that could change again, as I’ve seen their first predictions come back and win in the end. I’ve contemplated turning up the heat, or adding another blanket to the bed. I need an electric blanket to get rid of the icy chill on the sheets. brrrrrrr Crawling into bed isn’t very pleasant. Once in bed though, I’d probably have to turn it off.
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It was 4.5C this morning at 7.30. The last few days have been below 0C. No snow and, thankfully, no rain for the last few days either. Vox had her cast off early last week. The doctor said she still has to rest her arm for the next 6 weeks. I still catch her trying to do things and then complaining it hurts! I've got my first 3monthly diabetes check-up tomorrow. I'm hoping I don't have to go on insulin injections. Great to hear that Katina is ok.
It's 32F right now - the warmest it's been the last few days - and it's currently snowing quite steadily, but is gently falling, not blowing. I think it's supposed to continue like this off and on through Saturday, but with a little rain mixed in here and there.
I need an electric blanket to get rid of the icy chill on the sheets. brrrrrrr Crawling into bed isn’t very pleasant.
Kinda of funny, but I've have icy sheets on my mind the past couple of weeks. I used to hate cold sheets - Hubs would get in bed first and warm up my side while I brushed my teeth, washed my face, and got ready for bed; sometimes he'd even get out the hair dryer and blow hot air under the covers. Since menopause, I sleep in just a t-shirt and I love the cold sheets, so much so that lately, that I've actually consciously said to myself how much I love them before falling asleep.
I've got my first 3monthly diabetes check-up tomorrow. I'm hoping I don't have to go on insulin injections.
Glad you hear Vox is finally cast-free, and I hope your check-up went well, Moonglum!
Guess I should wait until a hot flash pops up before crawling into bed. I have thin, light sweat pants I put on with my nightie, and socks on my feet, to keep the coldness off of my skin. Sometimes I can keep them on until morning, other times the pants and socks have to come off.
Guess I should wait until a hot flash pops up before crawling into bed.
Weird thing is that, aside from that short span about a month ago where I drank nothing but coffee for a few days, I don't get hot flashes anymore - or at least, not what I'd consider a hot flash; nothing at all that would resemble a hot flash during the day, though at night, I still get hot buried underneath the comforter. I've slept in just a t-shirt for years, way before menopause; not being comfortable wearing socks at night is something that started with menopause.
Don't know where this sudden onset of loving cold sheets came from - or rather, noticing how much I love cold sheets.
It's a few degrees above freezing this morning. When I got up around 5:30, it was lightly raining, then shortly after changed to steady light snow. Eaves are dripping, the snow on the ground that's been crunchy when the temperatures were down in the 20s is now wet and kind of slushy. Today might be a good day to tackle the sidewalks - I shoveled them last Sunday, but the layer of icy-snow underneath the powdery layer was rock-solid.
Oh, and the bird feeders! I noticed a couple of days ago that they were nearly empty, and I keep forgetting to fill them! Better do it now, while I'm thinking about it - the chickadees get quite scolding when the feeders are empty.
I've been taking the Black Cohosh for several weeks now. I haven't had a regular hot flash in a while, but I do overheat faster than I used to, and I still roast when I wake up in the mornings. It's funny how I'm comfortable until I'm fully awake, and then I gotta pull of the socks, the sweat pants, and throw off the comforter ... and sometimes the blanket, and then I'm freezing again. I think, besides the black cohosh, my having turned down the thermostat to 64 or lower has helped with the hot flashes. I can put on sweat clothes, and I can sleep under the comforter and a blanket. There are moments when I overheat. Usually when the heat kicks on, and when the laptop is over my legs. When I overheat, it isn't anything like the hot flashes from a few years ago, so I'm hoping that maybe I can turn up the heat a little bit some day soon ... maybe keep the thermostat on 70? Well, when Mom's dog dies, as that's too hot for her. She'd probably like it even cooler in here right now.
The nights have been in the low 20s, so I've turned the heat up to 69 for when I get in the shower, and the dog isn't too happy when I get out of the shower. She's panting and ready to go outside. The days are to be in the 40s for most of this week, and the nights in the 30s. February tends to feel like Spring, and then March turns back into Winter. Can't wait to hear the frogs soon. Love me a pond full of peepers.
There has been some snow up north of the country but none down in our south-east corner. We are currently basking in a glorious 4C! We had a lot of rain Monday night but tomorrow and Friday are supposed to be dry and sunny, cold but sunny. A day all to myself today. Vox and youngest daughter are out for the day, daughters partner is at work so it's just me and the dogs all day. A chance to play some old records loud methinks.
Good news on the diabetes front. Hba1c levels are 54, down from 109 in October. I've halved it by tablets and diet.
Excellent news, Moonglum. Keep up the good work!
It's been a weird-@ss range of weather here - snow mixed with rain, heavy spring-like rain, and five minutes of sun during which I sat out on the back porch just to bask in it - two minutes of which during my basking I watched snowflakes start to fall, until it turned cloudy again before it started snowing in earnest.
Whoo-hoo!!! The sun is out!!! I heard on the news last night that yesterday was our 27th day of "perma-clouds" - I don't know if "perma-clouds" are a real thing, or if the weatherman was being sarcastic, but it seems like it's been a looong time since we've seen more than a couple of minutes of sun-shine.
I hope it sticks around for a while. This morning during our walk, it was cloudy and snowing enough that when I got home, my clothing was wet. It's still actually snowing, even with the sun out - very, very lightly though, and the flakes are only visible when the sun hits them. The flakes look like tiny flashes of light, blinking off and on as they fall.
I've been up since about 3:30 this morning, when I woke up with a backache that wouldn't allow me to go back to sleep. There's no reason for it, except I must have slept wrong.
We cancelled our 'walking ladies' outing this morning due to freezing rain. It's kind of tapered off now, but the rest of the day's forecast is a mix of rain and snow, with a high of about 36F. I hope for the downtown retailers and for the festival goers the rain holds off - it's Ice Breaker Weekend, our town's winter festival. Skipping the activities ourselves though, and heading out of town this evening - it's Red Not Chili Peppers night.
Hope my back pain subsides by then - it's too hard not to move along with the music!
Outside, it is 65F...Inside, the sun has it in the low 70s
Is that normal this time of year for where you live? Scrappy was telling me the other day that it was 75F in Arizona. The seventies are perfect here - but only in late spring, summer, and early fall!
It was unseasonably warm here yesterday. When the ladies and I started our walk, there was heavy frost covering everything, but as the sun rose, it melted off quickly, the lake was calm, and it was a gorgeous morning for walking....and for basking. After the walk, I just sat out on the back porch, soaking up the sun, and watching the birds at the feeders and Puffball and his squirrel buds scampering through the trees. The temperature got up into the forties, and maybe even hit 50.
LX came into town for a late afternoon doctor's appointment, and afterward, we went out to dinner. The weather was so nice, that after dinner, we did a little window shopping and browsing around town before she had to leave.
Back to cold and cloudy winter weather this morning; I think it's supposed to snow today. I skipped the walk with the ladies this morning, and am out to coffee klatch with my co-workers.
We had a couple of days in the mid/high 60s. I think it got up to the 70s at once point. It's cooling down again, and supposed to warm up to the low/mid 60s again. Stay in the low 50s for most of the week. One night is supposed to get 28o, but the rest of the week is in the low to high 30s.
No walk this morning - it's a Snow Day. Just like a kid who's found out school has been cancelled due to snow, once we decided not to walk, I went back to sleep for a bit, and have been lounging around all morning in my pajamas.
Other stuff to do though, and I should get moving before half the day is gone.
I had a lie-in this morning. Got up at 8.00 and the temp was -2C with a good ground frost. By the time we took the dogs out at 10.00 it had risen to 9c and with no wind and the sun out, it felt quite mild. In fact, without the heating being on, it feels colder inside than it does out.
We're back to Winter. The last few days have been pretty cold. The next few nights are to be in the high 20s. Right now it's 31F, but feels like 25F. Supposed to get down to 27F. I didn't notice any "peepers/spring frogs" when the temps got up in the 60s. Sometimes they do come out if February is warm enough, and then I am sooooo ready for Spring. I heard Kentucky was thinking of doing away with daylight savings time ... don't know if that's true. Enjoying seeing the sunlight still around after five. Shouldn't be too long before it's still light after six. Can't wait.
Sun is shining, snow is dripping from the eaves, and I have spent literally half a day of probably what is wasted time.
OMG and ARGH. <head thumps desk in frustration>
Tried to teach a friend some computer basics - someone who uses a computer daily for her job, mind you; she teaches classes at the local community college. Yeah, I know - me teaching someone computer stuff is pretty danged funny, but she asked, so I figured I'd try to help. I'm talking real basic stuff. She didn't know why her printer "didn't work", why her tool bar keeps changing, what "history" meant, and a million other things.
Her printer didn't work, because her default printer was set to a printer she hasn't had in ages, and she didn't know how to use a drop-down menu to pick her current printer as the one to use.
Me, concerning how she pulls up websites she uses daily - banking, her college instructor sign-in, healthcare etc: "Why do you keep switching browsers for every website?"
Her: "Because that's where they are."
Me: "Huh? What do you mean, that's where they are?"
She uses Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox, and didn't understand why when she pulled up a site on Chrome, it wouldn't appear on her "favorites" in Internet Explorer, for example. To make things even worse, in actuality, she was using her history as favorites - none of these sites were even saved to favorites on any of the browsers. Why she chooses one browser over another completely depends on where she, at one time, first pulled up the website. Because she uses the sites daily, they stay in the most recent history. This was also why her tool bar "keeps changing".
Her: "Why does that screen keep coming up? It doesn't come up every day, but sometimes it comes up all the time."
Me: "It's a new tab. See that little 'plus sign'? You've got your mouse on it, and because you keep clicking instead of waiting for your computer to do what you've just asked it to do, you've opened a new tab...multiple times, because STOP CLICKING!"
Stuff like that, all morning long, for hours. All I succeeded in doing, I'm sure, is confusing the hell out of her, but at least I set got her current printer set to default, added daily used websites to her favorites (on all browsers), as an added measure, put them on her desktop, and cleaned out the history and cache on each of the browsers because her computer is slow AF, partly I'm sure, because she's never deleted her history.
I'm expecting panicked calls throughout the weekend.
Books would probably be helpful - but only if she opens them. She is just so stressed about everything all the time, that simple things in life like using a computer, seem to overwhelm her. Many people don't like change (myself included!), but a person has to learn to adapt or life becomes a constant struggle. She's just one of those people who can't accept the world is different than it was even 10 years ago, to include using a computer. She's afraid of computers, it seems - so much so that she retired as a registered nurse maybe 3 or 4 years ago when electronic medical records became mandatory. She now teaches nursing courses at the community college - but can't escape using a computer. If she just accepts that they are a part of daily life now and aren't things to be afraid of using, some of her stress, I think, would be eliminated.
Had a fun weekend. LX and the Boyfriend came in Friday to spend the weekend here. She and I went to a class on mushrooms at a local museum in the morning, which doesn't sound like a whole lot of fun, but it was fascinating. Celebrated the Boyfriend's birthday by day, and at night we went to a guided "owl prowl" at a nature center; it's the start of owl nesting season here. Though the full moon wasn't visible through the cloud cover, the trails were snow covered, and it was quite bright walking through the woods at night. Every cool evening.
We got some very wet snow yesterday; the temperature was just above freezing. It's just below freezing now, and everything that fell yesterday is frozen solid. Weird what just a two degree temperature change can do.
Whoa! Thursday night is supposed to get down to 13F. Spring will officially be here in a few weeks, but sadly that doesn’t mean it will warm up a whole lot. It will be up and down until around May. And then Summer will kick in and start roasting us.
OMG, what the hell was I thinking today? Got up, showered, dressed, all the while drinking a pot of coffee minus the one cup Hubs drinks, while waiting for him to take me to pick up my car from the shop (new brakes), picked up the car, drove home, got a text from Xena Sis - "Want coffee?" "Sure" - drove over there and split another pot with her over a two-hour gab session, then shoot, it's coffee day with the guys, drove to the next town over to the little restaurant where we meet every week, gabbed for another couple of hours over bottomeless mugs of coffee and whew, breathe, I was jitter-buzzing on caffeine overload all afternoon.
And might still be, given that run-on breathless sentence there.
I thought I'd see how it went over ... and if anyone would notice. I did it ages ago.
I noticed ages ago....if ages ago could be considered last week!
This morning when I let the dog out at 5:30ish it was quite pleasant being outside - 31F, no wind, and gently falling snow. In the dark, it was snow-globe gorgeous.
The wind has kicked up though, it's snowing much harder, and the temperature has fallen to 25F already; it's supposed to continue to drop into the mid-teens, and stay there through tomorrow.
Kicking myself for not getting errands done yesterday, but an inside project took longer than I expected, and now it's stuff I have to, have to do today, and want to get done before it gets too cold to be comfortable running around doing it.
Plows just came by. Wonder how big the presents are that they left at the bottom of the driveway, and if I'll have to shovel my way out first in order to run my errands that I should have run yesterday?