Wednesday February 20, 2019

33 degree, icy, and rainy. We had mostly sleet and ice fall overnight. The ground was mostly covered and the trees. The sidewalk and driveway were ice skating rinks. As I’ve said before, Colin hates to walk to crunchy stuff. He tiptoed out onto the lawn far enough to pee before heading back inside.

I had a 10:30 haircut appointment for this morning. I called Pam on Monday when  I saw the forecast for last night and this morning and changed it to 3:00 hoping I could get down the mountain by midday. They plowed and salted all night. Colin barked every time the plow went down our road.

I checked the DriveNC website about 9:30 to see that 21 was clear.  Since I also had lunch planned with my friends from the Firm, I e-mailed them to let them know I would make lunch. I took off about 10:20 to give me plenty of time to get down the mountain.

Temperatures hovered around the mid 30’s in Winston. I did lunch, made a Costco run, had my haircut, and headed back up the mountain. Once back on 21 just after I left Elkin the trees were icy again all the way up to Sparta. Fortunately the temperature is right at 33 degrees. I hit fog partway up the mountain. Forecast for tonight…thunderstorms.

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Tuesday February 19, 2019

28 degrees, sunny, and breezy. I had several errands to run this morning on my in to town to do a volunteer shift at the bookstore.

JoAnn came by to visit while I was working. She left to run an errand than came back when I went off shift. We walked down the street to have lunch at Horizon Bistro. She followed me home so we could continue our visit and I could let Colin out.

Clouds have rolled in and the temperature is still in the mid-30’s. Feels icy out there so I guess the winter weather is coming in this evening.

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Monday February 18, 2019

44 degrees, sunny, and windy. That may be the high for the day. Clouds have rolled back in with those 40 mph gusty winds again for this afternoon and tonight.

Off to the gym this morning.

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Sunday February 17, 2019

It was 32 degrees with rain just starting to fall when we went out this morning. Temperatures have hovered just at the freezing mark making it a rather nasty day outside. The rain was mixed with freezing rain that created some ice on the deck, bird feeders, etc.  We may get a break this afternoon but heavier rain and wind moves in tonight.

I did the usual weekly house cleaning chores this morning along with washing a load of towels and the usual Sunday desk clearing and bill paying.

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Saturday February 16, 2019

I am taking a break from reading mystery novels to read The Lobster Chronicles by Linda Greenlaw about living on a small island off Maine as a lobster fisherman.

It was 38 degrees with drizzle and a breeze. I put a load of sheets in to wash then headed into town to pick up a book from the library. The high today is supposed to be in the mid 40’s but I don’t think it will make it. Hopefully the moisture will move out before tonight since temps are to go down into the mid 20’s

I washed a load of clothes and made up a batch of homemade granola bars this afternoon.

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Friday February 15, 2019

44 degrees and cloudy with a breeze this morning. Gym, home, and back to work. It’s been cloudy all day and breezy but the rain is not supposed to move in until tonight.

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Thursday February 14, 2019

I am reading Claws for Concern by Miranda James.

31 degrees, sunny, and calm this morning. Gym and grocery store, home, and back to the gym to work. Clouds rolled in this afternoon and temperatures made it into the low 40’s with more of a breeze.

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Wednesday February 13, 2019

29 degrees and sunny with gusty winds. The wind howled all night long.

A trip down to Winston this morning to run some errands before my yearly eye doctor check up. As usual the vision has changed somewhat due to the cataracts but they are still not bad enough to require surgery. New glasses are on order to picked up sometime next week.

It was warm in Winston but also a bit breezy. After my appointment I stopped to eat a bit of lunch while I waited for my eyes to return back to normal before driving back up the mountain.

It’s warmed up a bit but winds are still gusting well over 50 mph.

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Tuesday February 12, 2019

Colin turns 8 years old today. Nothing special planned since he is treated as special every day of the week.

33 degrees, cloudy, and breezy. High wind warning for tonight through tomorrow along with a chance of heavy rain and possibly ending as snow showers before all is said and done.

I volunteered at the bookstore this morning.

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Monday February 11, 2019

44 degrees, cloudy, and calm this morning. It’s actually warmer here than in Winston which does not happen very often. Cloudy today with rain moving in this afternoon and tonight.

Gym and a couple of errands this morning.

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