Monday January 22, 2019

It was 4 degrees, sunny and windy this morning. With the wind chill it felt like -10. It’s warmed up to about 20 degrees and winds have died down to around 12 to 15 mph this afternoon. Warmer tonight with a low of around 12.

Thanks to all the well wishes yesterday on the anniversary of Bob deaths.

I went to the gym this morning then headed back to work my midday shift. Between it being a holiday for many and very cold we were pretty busy most of the day.

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Sunday January 20, 2019

In loving memory of Bob, January 20, 2018

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Saturday January 19, 2019

I am reading Read Herring Hunt by V.M. Burns.

37 degrees this morning, cloudy, damp, foggy, etc. Not a very nice day. It is to rain all day today and tonight. Weather channel says 100 percent chance of rain with a low of 29 for tonight. Snow showers by morning.

I’ve changed and washed the sheets and washed a load of clothes. I mixed up a batch of bread dough to cook for dinner tonight.

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Friday January 18, 2019

It was 36 this morning with mostly sunny skies and a breeze. I went to the gym this morning, back home, showered, and back to work my middle of the day shift. We did warm up into the low 40’s but the wind picked up making it feel a lot colder.

It’s to be another nasty weekend with a cold rain and possibly more white stuff. I spend a lot of my time doing crossword puzzles and adult color by number while watching TV. Thankfully my basic cable service has several UNC-TV channels with programs I really enjoy. I do watch several network shows which have started back up for the winter season. The best ones for me are the Chicago shows on Wednesday night, Blue Bloods, and Madam Secretary. In between I can usually find something on Netflix to binge watch. I have the basic streaming service which is only going up a couple of dollars. I do not find a lot to watch on Prime but once in awhile they do have something that interests me. As Bruce once sang “57 channels and nothing on.”

 

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Thursday January 17, 2019

29 degrees, cloudy, and calm this morning. I went to the gym and grocery store. The weather forecast when I checked after I returned home was to be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and possibly some snow showers.

I worked my afternoon shift at the gym. Around 1 pm the a wet heavy snow started falling lasting two hours covering the grass, cars, and the parking lot. By the time my shift was over the snow had stopped and most of what had stuck to the roads had melted. There was perhaps a quarter of inch or so on the driveway. We may get another round of sleet/snow/freezing rain tonight before this system moves out of here.

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Wednesday January 16, 2019

It was 28 degrees, sunny, and breezy this morning when I took Colin out. We still have white stuff laying around in shady areas. I made a quick trip down to Winston this morning. Going down the mountain the trees were all covered in ice from either last nights heavy frost or we had a bit of freezing rain.

It was chilly and sunny in Winston and a bit breezy. I had a haircut then did a quick Costco run to pick up a few things before heading back up the mountain.

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Tuesday January 15, 2019

28 degrees, sunny, and windy this morning. Wind with temperature made it feel like it was down in the teen. High of 37 today with a breeze but at least we have lots of sunshine.

I worked a shift this morning at the bookstore.

 

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Monday January 14, 2019

I am reading Shadow Play by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles.

It was 30 degrees and cloudy with a slight breeze. Trees and other surfaces are still coated in ice. Today’s high is to be only 35 degrees and mostly cloudy which not help in the melting process. Low tonight back down into the 20’s.

The roads were clear so I went to the gym and the drugstore.

 

 

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Sunday January 13, 2019

It was 31 degrees and iced over when we went out this morning. We did not get enough to completely cover the lawn but everything hanging was covered as well as the driveway and walkway. Colin tiptoed out onto the yard one paw at a time not liking the crunching through conditions. He finally went back onto the driveway and headed down to the back. Smart dog finally ended under the pines along the fence line where the ground was solid to do his business.

I did the usual weekly cleaning today. I also did the deep clean on the laundry room moving the washer and dryer and cleaning the shelves we installed over the appliances.

We may get another round of sleet/freezing rain/snow this afternoon and tonight but not much in accumulation. So far, I’ve not had any pine limbs down. Temperatures are just at freezing but drop back into the 20’s tonight.

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Saturday January 12, 2019

It was 28 degrees, cloudy, and calm this morning. We’ve had off an on snow showers since around 10:30 this morning. It’s starting to snow a little heavier now with temperatures holding around 29 degrees. This afternoon and tonight is to be a mix of snow/sleet/freezing rain up to possibly and inch or so. Hopefully not enough ice to bring down trees and limbs.

Last night I went out for a late dinner with the couple I dog sat for. They picked me up around 6:30 to drive over to Galax, VA to meet some friends of theirs at the Twisted Fork.

Today I’ve done a load of laundry and mixed up a batch of oatmeal/chocolate chip cookie dough to bake this afternoon. While I am baking I have a big pot of pinto beans cooking for dinner tonight and to freeze for later.

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