First Snow



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(This is a re-post, but I love my photo. HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and yours. )

Yep – you either love it or hate it.

If I’ve learned  one thing about living in the Midwest, it’s to take everything the  weatherman/woman/person says with a grain of salt.

Since  it’s so flat out here, if whatever they’re predicting hits a lone piece of grain, the weather front veers so far off course, it never comes near us.

BUT – this morning I opened the door to about – SURPRISE – three or four inches of snow – the first snow of winter.

Although, all the seers of the skies, (some are STILL not meteorologists), predicted a little snow, they’ve been wrong so many times before, I never expected them to be right.

So, Dutch and I  just stood in the doorway for a moment in awe and wonder; she because she does have to go into the snow to piddle; while I’m thinking of the drive to work and all the crazies, who, for some unknown reason, drive faster in bad weather.

Gingerly, Dutch stepped into the white stuff and I heard it crunch beneath her paws – ice on top of snow – oh-oh – not good.  She made tracks to do her business quickly and get back into the house – as it was below freezing and the air had that wake-up wet, icy chill to it.

I tried to hurry  the morning along, while at the same time, dreading going out into the stuff – bundling up, walking cautiously, warming up the car, dicing, driving while trying to concentrate on the road, but not tense up; all that baggage of winter.

I took the  photo while waiting for my car to warm up last year …

Yep – I love it ! 

If It Wasn’t on the Truck ~ it Didn’t Move With Me


empty moving van

That is ~ none of my utilities, not health insurance or phone, (yes, I still like a landline), not even my cable TV services could be packed up to come along for the ride.

And doctors and dentists ~ OMG !  They wouldn’t / didn’t relocate either.

Sure, I asked my old doc’s for recommendations, but after 15 years ~ OMG to the Nth !

So, I had to ask for recommendations, then find and change and trust everything and everyone, and the process was exhausting.

I usually like learning new things for myself but updating and changing all my info to get a gas bill was a real chore, a pain in the patoot !

And it wasn’t just a gas bill ~ I now have one bill for gas and electric and even this combined convenience annoyed me.  How bizarre is that ?

I just can’t be bothered doing almost anything where I have to begin at the beginning to get the same electric, gas, water, phone bills. Why can’t each state have one all-encompassing utility bill divided among the masses ~ eeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkkkkk !  Nooooooooooooo ~ never mind ~ I’m a democrat.

Yet, sometimes I do feel like I’ve “learned my fill.”  Like an overflowing, jammed-packed to the gills, bursting at the seams filing cabinet ~ my brain is full, the drawers are overflowing, and as a tech reference ~ to many tabs are opened.

And my info is rapidly becoming outdated ~ if I hear “back-in-the-day” one more time, I’m gonna’ scream. Because I don’t know what “day” the person is referring to ~ was it a day in the 1980’s ? 1990’s?  Maybe in the 70’s?  OR ~ god forbid ~ the 1950’s and 60’s.

It must be because ? What say you ?