Wild Winter Weather

I just took a look back at my last blog. Where does the time go? "Beauty in the snow" - hah!

We had a solid 2 weeks of snow, ice, freezing temps, and frozen roads.
During that 2 weeks I got a job doing a memorial DVD for a couple who live in New York. I commented to them "this must be nothing to you, huh?" referring to the 8 inches of snow everywhere. New York gets much more snow than that. But to my surprise their answer was - "actually, not. In New York they take care of the roads." Whew - that means we're not just a bunch of sissies after all! The roads really were as bad as they seemed!

As I said we had about 8 inches of snow at that time. But that was an accumulation of a few snowfalls along with some thawing and refreezing in between. So that 8 inches was thick packed snow / ice. Being driven on without having any plowing going on (only some main roads were plowed) that thick stuff got washboardy and potholey, just like a dirt road that goes unmaintained. It was AWFUL!!

But - that was then. It did finally warm up around xmas and melted away. Then a couple mornings ago I woke up and sensed white through my bedroom curtains but didn't think anything of it - we had just had two solid weeks of the white stuff laying around, it had become normal. When I got to the kitchen and looked out I was reminded that the snow had actually gone away - it had been green again, the white had been gone! Wait! What?! It snowed again!?!?

Apparently it just dumped a quick inch in the wee early morning hours - surprise!

November it poured and flooded. December it snowed and was frozen for 2 weeks. I can't wait to see what January brings!

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After 2 unsuccessful marriages I spent 12 years as a divorcee, only to fall prey to another man's wiles. We had a fun 5 years together and then he decided he wanted more freedom so once again I'm single.

So I'm freshly divorced at 57 and have 5 great kids and now 7 grandkids. My kids are still a major part of my life but I'm busy helping my aging parents on Kauai.

I've lived in California, Hawaii and Oklahoma before finally settling here in Washington. I love Washington and come back to visit family, friends and take care of my garden often but will be temporarily a resident of Kauai.

I've moved 30 times in my life (no, my parents weren't in the service, at least not since I was about 2) and finally planted roots when I got my little house that I've owned since '91.

My family are Jehovah's Witnesses, I've been one since '72.