Sunday, February 24, 2013

Here's Grandma and Grandpa posing for a picture at their 67th Anniversary Party held 3 days early for the Florida folks.
Sunday, February 24, 2013 - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY 3 DAY EARLY.  Grandma sent me some photos from their anniversary get-together today with the Florida kids and grandkids and granddog.  It looks like they were having a GREAT time.  Plus, I can see that the door is open to the patio so it must have been warm.  And that's a good thing.  It makes me smile to look at this picture.  bye, djb

Friday, February 22, 2013

 Here's the driveway this morning BEFORE I shoveled it down to get the newspapers.
...and here's the driveway AFTER I shoveled down and back and got my newspapers.
FEBRUARY 22, 2013 - Happy Birthday to Mammy Leigh and George Washington!  We had almost exactly 3 inches of snow during the night.  It's not the light fluffy stuff, either.  It's HEAVY!  The weather forecasters were all saying that we were going to get 3 to 6 or 7 inches of snow.  I don't think anyone got 7 inches from this storm.  The weather gods were very kind to us.  whew, djb

Friday, February 15, 2013

Here's Andrew's side of the grave decorated for his birthday.  It was very windy and I was lucky to get this picture with the balloons and flowers all together.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013 - HAPPY 27th BOOFDAY, ANDREW!!  When I got to the cemetery to put Andrew's flowers out there with the balloons, I opened the trunk and the red carnation that I had bought wasn't there.  Apparently, the wind blew it away or I dropped it.  
     At least, it was a sunny day.  A little bit cool - in the 20's - but it wasn't snowing or raining.  Happy Birthday in Heaven, Andrew.  Love you always.  Miss you forever, Mom

Thursday, February 7, 2013

 If you look closely, you can see the snow on the shed.  They look like lines.
Here's the view out back looking toward Elburn.  It's snow and foggy but not too cold....yet.
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - Right now outside looks like the inside of a snow globe.  It's so pretty and so wet and heavy.  Yikes!  Heart attack snow.  I think I'll just wait until it melts this time. haha later, djb

Monday, February 4, 2013

At 6:57 a.m. CST, I took this darkish photo of the front yard.
Monday, February 4, 2013 - I like this bluish photo of the front yard because it includes Andrew and Jarrett's candles.  After all, this is their blogger blog.  Once in a while, I get it right.  later, djb

Sunday, February 3, 2013

This is the end of the driveway where the newspapers were laying at 8:16 a.m. CST this morning. 
Sunday, February 3, 2013 - When I go down to get the papers, I like to shovel off the end of the driveway.  Once the snow plow comes by, it'll be blocked off by a mound of more snow.  yikes!  snow flake ya later, djb

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Here's our surprise gift for GROUNDHOG DAY!  It looks like ***snow*** It is snow.  I measured it and this time, it's exactly 2 inches.
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - HAPPY RODENT DAY... I took this picture before I shoveled down to the end of the driveway.... and then I got involved in shoveling down there by the road while it was still light and fluffy.  That was about 7:30 a.m.  I went back out at 9 a.m. to get the papers and shoveled some more.  I'm doing it in stages this time so I don't freeze my feet and fingers.  Although I will have to say that since I came back in about 9:15, it's been lightly snowing ever since.  At least, it isn't below zero.  haha  snow shovel ya later, djb

Friday, February 1, 2013

UPDATE:  Here's the temperature at 6:22 a.m. CDT on February 1, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013 - This always happens right before sunrise.... the temperature goes down a degree or two.  Brrrrrrrrrrrr, djb
At 4:36 a.m. CST it was -1 degree on February 1, 2013.
Friday, February 1, 2013 - My question that has never been answered is this:  WHY do we say one degree (singular) and zero DEGREES (plural)??? Wouldn't no degrees be singular?  Seriously, can anyone explain that me???  this is a serious brrrrrrrrrrrr, djb