Or here's a better photo which my friend, Roger, shared at Facebook:
Then finally this morning the wall absorbed us. And so it begins:
But thank-goodness we're due for only 7 to 10 inches rather than the 7 to 10 feet predicted for our southern neighbors!
And oh, death is always sad, but these snow-related ones? They are worse. Why? Because 95% of them are avoidable. Needless. Gah.
Tom is currently, hours later, sitting at the tire shop waiting to have our snow tires put on. Sigh. Every single year I tell him, "Next November you need to have the snow tires put on before the snow flies."
Every single year he waits until after.
This year I'm not gonna say anything. :)
Every rare, blue moon I like to try new things, so this morning I saw this photo with an article about warming a room this way:
... and I did everything exactly the way they told me, setting it up in our new fireplace. "What could it hurt?", I reasoned.
Well. I didn't burn the house down (if that's what you're wondering), but the (freshly cleaned) flower pots gave off a strong odor. "Oh great," I said. "Maybe they were treated with some chemical and now I'm poisoning myself and the cats."
So I grabbed pot holders, removed the pots, turned on the ceiling fan and the bathroom fan, too.
So much for trying something new. heh. (But uh-oh! 'Nothing ventured, nothing gained' also rings true. Hmmm.)
"Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you." ... Proverbs 4:6
Loved this article because, oh dear, I do know some unhappy people:
7 Habits of Chronically Unhappy People