Friday January 11, 2019

I am reading Wagging Through the Snow by Laurien Berenson.

20 degrees, sunny, and Calm. Yes, no wind at all. Temperatures reached the mid 40’s today. With the sunshine and calm winds it was like a spring day here. Tonight is be back down in the mid 20’s with snow showers starting later tonight and tomorrow. So far predictions are on the low side. Let’s hope so.

I went to the gym this morning, home, and back to the gym to work. I did take time to get the bird feeder wired back down and refilled before I cleaned up and went into work.

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Thursday January 10, 2019

It was 16 degrees and sunny with 60 mph wind gusts. The wind howled all night. Mesh hanging bird feeder wire tie downs blew loose again dumping all the seed. The winds finally died down this afternoon to 20 to 30 mph with temperatures topping out at 28 degrees. I have a new plan to fix it to withstand the high winds tomorrow when it is to be a little warmer and not as windy. Low tonight of 18 and 20 to 30 mph winds. I don’t mind the cold but that wind…

I went to the gym and grocery store then home and back to work at the gym.

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Wednesday January 9, 2019

It was 34 degrees, sunny, and windy this morning. I left for Winston about 7:40 for a 9:30 appointment. After I finished up there I ran a couple of errands before meeting my friend Jean and her sister for lunch at Hickory Tavern. Jean and I had met up just before Christmas. Her sister lives in Augusta, GA and was up visiting for the week and wanted to see me. We all met ten or more years ago on one of the Holiday Tours trips to Chicago.

From lunch I headed back up the mountain. When I left Winston it was 53 degrees, sunny, and just a bit breezy. Here at the house when I arrived home around 2 pm it was 38 degrees and sunny with wind gusts over 50 mph.

After I let Colin out and did a couple of things here I had to head into town for a 3:15 staff meeting at the gym. We remain under a high wind warning until tomorrow morning.

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Tuesday January 8, 2019

44 degrees. sunny, and calm this morning. Since then it’s been sunny or cloudy. High wind warming again for tonight and tomorrow bringing in cold temperature. Snow showers tonight and maybe tomorrow but no accumulation, yet. This weekend may be a different story.

I worked the bookstore this morning. With the forecast for cold possibly winter weather we were busy this morning with folks stocking up.

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Monday January 7, 2019

Gym this morning. It was 38 degrees, cloudy, and breezy this morning. I went back into town after lunch for the Friends of the Library meeting.

It was cloudy all day and temperatures barely made it to the upper 40’s.

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Sunday January 6, 2019

After last weeks cleanathon the only thing I did this morning was clean the bathrooms and run the Bona dry mop around the floors to get the worst of the dog hair.

The weather has been so bad the last few weeks I decided to spend some time outdoors today since the winds are fairly calm. It was 38 and partly sunny when we went out this morning but warmed up into the mid 40’s by late morning. I washed the car, reinstalled the bird feeder and suet cage, picked up sticks and limbs in the back and side yard, and swept out the garage while the car was in the drive.

Colin also enjoyed having some extended outdoor running around time. We have cold weather moving in this week but it is not supposed to rain or snow all week.

This afternoon I balanced the last check book statement for 2018 and set up the new spreadsheet for 2019, paid the bills, and tidied up my desk.

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Saturday January 5, 2019

I am reading Sleeping In The Ground by Peter Robinson,

It was 39 degrees, sunny, and windy when I took Colin out this morning. Gusts from 50 to 60 mph until late this afternoon. One of the wires that holds the mesh bird feeder from blowing around came loose during the night.  Two wires runs through the holes in the base to metal stakes in the ground; one on each side about four to five feet in length. Not only do they keep the feeder from blowing around and getting damaged but also prevent the seed from blowing out. Except, when the winds are this bad the seed blows out anyway but otherwise they work very well. I took both the feeder and suet holder down and wedged them behind the rocking chair until this front goes through.

So, it’s indoor projects today. Laundry, cleaning the bedroom walk-in closet, and other assorted chores.

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Friday January 4, 2019

It was 44 degrees and raining lightly when I took Colin out this morning. It’s been another chilly, rainy, foggy Friday. I think it has rain three out of the four Friday’s of every month for last six months. Thankfully, it’s rain and not snow.

I went to the gym this morning early. I had to be back in town to open the bookstore for Joyce and wait for her to arrive before heading on to work my shift at the gym. I had a very busy day there. Usually it’s busy right when I go on shift then hits a lull mid-day. Not today. I was busy all day which is fine. Makes the day go by faster but sometimes it gets very hectic trying to do six things at one time.


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Thursday January 3, 2019

Gym this morning. It was 48 and cloudy when I took Colin out this morning.

Not much on the agenda for today so I decided to do a road trip. I drove over to West Jefferson to make a quick Wal-Mart stop to pick up a few odds and ends. From there I drove on over to Boone. My Subaru front fender has the holes drilled for a front plate but they are too far apart for standard American plates. I noticed some Subaru’s do not have the holes drilled for a plate.

North Carolina does not require a front plate but I had a NC lighthouses plate on my other car that I decided I wanted to put back on my new car. I did some online research and discovered you have to purchase a tag plate holder for a front plate.

Al stopped at the Subaru dealership in Winston, which is not a Modern Subaru but another dealership who I do not care to do business with. However, I was going to have him pick up the plate holder and bring it up. They told Al they would need the car in order to drill the holes and install the plate holder. I thanked Al for his troubles and told him I would call Modern in Boone . I They verified the front plate holder did not come standard, which was one of my questions, but they had them.

I could also use this as a test to see if I liked their service department. I do. They are very polite, did not take too long to install the plate holder and installed my plate, and did not charge and arm and a let to put it on. I will drive the extra 30 minutes when it comes time to do any service I need to have done.

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Wednesday January 2, 2019

It was 38 degrees and cloudy when I took Colin out this morning. I went to the gym, drugstore, and grocery store. After lunch I took the two rolling desk chairs and bag of assorted stuff to Cares and stopped in at the bookstore so I could talk with Joyce since she works Wednesday afternoons.

It was busy when I got there so I stayed for awhile to help. Joyce, Alice and our treasurer had a meeting scheduled for 2:30. I sat in on that then came back home.

Temperatures made it to the lower 40’s this afternoon. It started raining while I was in town and is supposed to rain all night,

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