Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Cold Hump



It was 5 degrees F. when I woke up Wednesday morning.

Since I wanted to go to Lowe’s, I went to Time Out for lunch and had a fantastic mushroom and Swiss burger with fries.

I went to Lowe’s for the flame protector (a 9” x 12” fireproof towel for soldering) that Home Depot didn’t have in stock anymore. I bought the last one there when I got all the parts of the dishwasher line, so I had one. But, I felt I needed two.

Unfortunately, Lowe’s didn’t even carry them. Since I was so close to Ford Road anyway, I went on to Nankin Hardware. They don’t carry them either (they suggested a wet rag). Time running out, I went back to work.

It started to snow at 2:00 p.m. They said it might be another inch of snow by tomorrow morning.

But the time I left for home, it was a thin covering that already had made the roads slick. I took the expressway home, hoping the tires kept the glaze off of it. That worked, but nobody was speeding.

Then I was back on the treacherous surface roads and slip/slided home. The wind was whipping around and the snow was already drifting onto my driveway. I treated the cats, changed clothes and then started the Wednesday night wash.

I needed some groceries for the weekend, so I put together a list, using my kitchen list, some recipes I want to make and the Kroger sales flyer. If the roads are better, I plan on going there tomorrow at lunchtime (supposed to have 2-3 inches of snow on Saturday morning).

I put the clothes in the dryer and went back upstairs. The security light out back went on, so I watched for a while at the kitchen window. Nothing… Then I realized the wind was blowing the dryer steam up and into the path of the motion sensor! First time that ever happened.

I watched the Nightly News and then made dinner. I turned the last of the corned beef into a great sandwich. I ate that with some chips, a pickle and the last little bit of the coleslaw.

Then I used stainable wood putty to fill in the end cracks on Brother Carl’s bar seat. I set it aside to dry.

When the dryer stopped, I hung up my pants and shirts and folded the rest. Then I went in to watch the Red Wings game (already in progress).

It was an excellent game. The Red Rings played like a different team, somehow. It was a high scoring game with lots of action and, WE WON! I went to bed just after 11:00 p.m., smiling…

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