Terra and Lares arrived early Monday morning for a visit. With them came Runner and Wiggler, their estimable dogs. We packed a lot of visiting and good times into their short visit, they were off again this morning, after sharing an early lunch with me, Attila was at work.
Terra worked till midnight Sunday night, and then drove to our house, while Lares and the dogs slept in the car. She needed to go to bed when she got here. I needed to return the heart monitor to the hospital, an hour away. So Terra went to bed, and Lares and I headed for the hospital. The dogs stayed with Terra. It all worked out very well, and Lares and I even had a chance to do a bit of shopping while we were in town.
Wearing a heart monitor is a stress free activity. However, I did develop a heat rash on my chest, which is disappearing slowly, now that all the sticky bits and wires are gone. I believe the results showed no problems, because they did not contact me. I assume that if a serious problem had been detected, they would have called me in immediately. They didn’t!
Just as Terra and Lares left for their long drive home, it began to snow. It snowed here all day long. Terra sent me a message when they arrived home safely, which I was glad of.
We are turning in early tonight, as we have been making rather merry with our visitors for the last two days, and have worn ourselves out!
Last night the temperature dipped below -20C, and tonight it is to drop to -19C. I think that spring is a misnomer for the Vernal Equinox. We are still in full winter weather and regalia here.
However, there are rumours that the temperature may rise above freezing during the day, by the end of the week. I will believe it when I see it, but it is nice to think it could happen.
Date: 8:00 AM EDT Monday 24 March 2014
Pressure: 102.6 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Wind: S 4 km/h
Wind Chill: -28
Date: 9:00 PM EDT Tuesday 25 March 2014
Pressure: 101.5 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Wind: W 13 gust 30 km/h
Wind Chill: -15
40 percent chance of flurries this evening and after midnight. Clearing before morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 19.
“The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours.”
1872 – 1970