Another Snow Storm

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.

Worldly Distractions


Date: 8:00 AM EDT Monday 24 March 2014
Condition: Sunny
Pressure: 102.6 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: -23.7°C
Dewpoint: -26.0°C
Humidity: 82%
Wind: S 4 km/h
Wind Chill: -28

Date: 9:00 PM EDT Tuesday 25 March 2014
Condition: Clear
Pressure: 101.5 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: -8.8°C
Dewpoint: -13.0°C
Humidity: 72%
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.”
Bertrand Russell
1872 – 1970

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Maggie, I wish you an extended time of gentle warmth in between the snow on one side and the flies and mosquitoes on the other.

Heck, after this winter, I wish that for all of us!


Thanks Wendy, this past winter has been a harsh one for all of us! I saw a picture taken yesterday in Virginia, and it was snowing there, not a lot, but snowing.

We usually have about two to three weeks after the snow melts, before the biting bugs begin to swarm, and I am looking forward to spending a bit of time outside!


Here I thought we had turned the corner heading to spring but them – bam! – we’ve got wild wind and the threat of snow (but no snow yet, thankfully!) – living so close to the ocean is a great benefit in that snow reaches us last… I wish you Spring and Good Health and Warmth but certainly not pesky bugs!

Reenie Beanie

I was in Nashville yesterday – about 1 1/2 hours north of my home. When we left the mountain it was an easy breezy morning. Six hours later, we drove home in a blizzard! We laughed ourselves silly despite the near-blinding snow because little of it stuck – the roads and such had retained the heat of previous days. But my goodness we were surprised. Perhaps an early April Fool’s?


Bam is right Bex! What a winter!


Reenie, glad to hear your journey was a safe one, despite the white. Perhaps this late arrival of spring is an April Fool’s joke from Mother Nature!

The roads here are bad, good, bad, good, bad, good, we just never know what we will find when we venture out. Snowfall is not melting away here, still accumulating the white stuff.