Monthly Archives: December 2022

While We’re Preparing To Usher In 2023

While We’re Preparing To Usher In 2023
It was a bit nippier than I was expecting this morning, and glad I was wearing heavy enough clothing to keep me warm. The air was very damp and while outdoors for a few moments, I could swear there was a fine mist in the air. Thank goodness the sun did break thru the clouds for a short time this afternoon, and only to bring us a few smiles.The … continue reading

Sounds Like A Cash Cow

Sounds Like A Cash Cow
The temps weren't as high as they were yesterday, but at least we did have a few rays of sunshine which made it feel warmer. I'm still not completely over those terribly bitter days we had last week which had me nearly off the charts with worry over pipes freezing and furnaces going out.My morning was filled with drop-ins and emails which had t … continue reading

British Tea Cup And Saucer

British Tea Cup And Saucer
While on my way to office this morning, I was happy to see the streets and roads finally starting to dry-up, so if we have rain tomorrow, it should help to get all the rest of it washed down. There were some pretty good-sized puddles of water at the crosswalks, and likely due to those melting banks of snow, but nowhere for it to run, and only becau … continue reading

Dawn Braun’s Retirement Party

Dawn Braun’s Retirement Party
The moment I walked out the door of my home this morning, I could tell the temps had gone up to the point of being around freezing, and since we had to endure these recent bitterly-cold days, today's temps were to the point of making me feel a bit toasty, which is why, as my day progressed, I wasn't wearing near the number of winter bundle-ups I ha … continue reading

The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown
Oh, those streets and highways were beyond slippery this morning, and mostly because of the sand and likely salt the City has been spreading around these past days. I don't know why they don't get those plows out and get that slippery-slush pushed off to the curbside. As much as I attempt to be mindful of our weather conditions, I had to be even mo … continue reading

In Far-Northerly Siberian Prisons

In Far-Northerly Siberian Prisons
We all awakened to another morning with a good helping of snow on the ground, and like most, it ends up being the first thing that must be attended to before all else. With that said, a good half of my morning was spent shoveling, and thank goodness it was a day off for many, where the foot traffic was light which made for easier snow removal. When … continue reading

A Well-Deserved White Christmas Of 2022

A Well-Deserved White Christmas Of 2022
When finding the wind still blowing this morning, I was beginning to wonder when it would ever stop, but at least it finally did this afternoon, just before it began to snow. At least it'll be short-lived because of how warm it's supposed to get this week. Let's keep praying we'll not be getting sleet mixed with the predicted rain.Once I arrive … continue reading

Christmas Eve 2022

Christmas Eve 2022
As much as I was hoping the wind would go down today, it didn't happen, so another day of biting wind came and went, but at least it wasn't as strong as it was. That blowing and drifting snow we had yesterday and into the night, was something worth writing home about. While in conversation with a colleague today, I mentioned that by my recollection … continue reading

Its Original Limestone Church

Its Original Limestone Church
Well, it looks like sometime tomorrow, the wind will have finally subsided and we can get back to some normal days of winter. What really surprised me, was seeing how high the temps will be starting on Tuesday and continuing on past the new year, but unfortunately it appears we may have rain mixed with sleet. Ugh! They've been calling what we're no … continue reading

Ticky-Tacky Shoebox Apartment

Ticky-Tacky Shoebox Apartment
Well, I can definitely say that today has been a classic example of the type of weather we'd have to deal with on near a yearly basis, back when when I was many decades younger. Unfortunately the same fears over getting stranded outdoors, furnaces going out, and water pipes freezing came rushing back to mind. Without a doubt, it wasn't fit for man … continue reading