quiet day here at Maggie's Smile. It is snowing. The
plough went through while I was out for my walk, so
the roads aren't too bad. When it snows heavily a white
hush descends on the landscape. An occasional soft wind
brings down clouds of fine white coldness.
The new washing machine is wonderful. I've been busy with load after load of laundry. Right now the living area is filled with racks of drying sheets and pillowcases. The moisture is very welcome, it has been very dry in the house for the last few weeks. So dry that I am suffering from nosebleeds almost every day.
It has snowed so much today that the car became stuck in the driveway, as Attila was leaving to go back to work after lunch. I watched for a few minutes then ran downstairs to put on my boots, parka and hat. I cannot push, but I can steer and apply my foot to the break and the gas pedals. It took twenty minutes of Attila digging and pushing to set the car free. There will be some snow shoveling going on tonight at our house.
The snowmobiles are roaring over the landscape and up and down the road in front of the house. Their use is purely recreational. Horribly noisy and very stinky, they are two stroke motors at their worst. And they move fast! One must be very careful to remain highly visible when they are speeding around, it is worth your life. The drivers don't seem the least concerned with air pollution or climate change; they are too busy having fun I suppose. It is very obvious how I feel about these machines. At least I can always hear where the pesky things are!
|RECIPES :: Cast
Another snowy day.
BBC Radio Scotland
I might be tempted to expand my listening experience via iTunes, but on dialup the signal is buffering most of the time and reception is extremely choppy, no joy in that.
By The Easy Chair
Dragonfly in Amber
by Diana Gabaldon
"Snow, snow over the whole land
across all boundaries.
The candle burned on the table,
the candle burned."
Condition: Light Snow
Pressure: 101.3 kPa falling
Visibility: 1.6 km
Humidity: 87 %
Wind Chill: -14
Wind: E 11 km/h
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