is one of Attila's rare two-day weekends.
We are making the most of it.
Yesterday we traveled to an urban center to make a few necessary purchases before Christmas. The scenery was beautiful. We enjoyed the ride, despite occasionally driving through driving snow, as the roads remained clear.
Attila has begun an overdue project, inserting insulated panels to board up the windows on the main floor of the house. We do this each winter as it would be impossible to heat the place with the immense heat loss we would experience to large and aged windows. The result allows us to keep the house reasonably warm throughout the winter. However, it is very dark in the rooms where the windows have been boarded up, so we tend not to use the main floor area of the house at all during the winter.
My Saturday morning was spent tweaking web pages. This is like doing dishes or making beds, it has to be done constantly. I find it relaxing though, so it does serve more than one purpose.
This morning Attila finished off boarding up the downstairs windows and will tackle the task of stapling plastic over the screens in the screened in porch, to keep the snow out during the winter. Also, Attila will be removing part of the deck railing to facilitate snow shoveling. Then, by our reckoning, we will be "winterized".
And none too soon it seems, as we are surrounded by snow squalls this morning.
Harriet and Hogan stopped by this morning to share a cup of coffee and a chat. They were on their way to their cottage. Hogan spent a few weeks in Florida with his brother and perhaps old man winter followed him back!
A chicken has been simmering in the crock pot since last night. It will be transformed into several chicken alfredo casseroles, comfort food for the cold snowy nights to come.
|RECIPES :: Cast
Snow Squall, the sequel.
O Holy Night
performed by Johny Mathis
On The Screen
It's A Wonderful Life
starring Jimmy Stewart
"Round and round, like a dance of snow
In a dazzling drift, as its guardians, go
Floating the women faded for ages,
Sculptured in stone on the poet’s pages."
Robert Browning (1812–1889)
Women and Roses
SNOW SQUALL WARNING IN EFFECT
Pressure: 102.1 kPa
Visibility: 0.2 km
Humidity: 97 %
Wind: WSW 8 km/h
Wind Chill: -5
Issued : 11.00 AM EST Sunday 6 December 2009
Snow squall warning in effect.
Today Flurries at times heavy and local snow squalls. Local amount 15 to 25 cm. Wind west 20 km/h. High plus 1.
Tonight Flurries at times heavy and local snow squalls ending this evening then cloudy. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light early this evening. Low minus 4.
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