Sunday, February 11, 2018

Saturday's Story

I woke up to the alarm again this morning. Unlike when I worked, I don't get weekends off with the infusion. I ate some oatmeal for breakfast with a cup of coffee and my pills. Then I shaved, showered and got dressed. I left for the doctor's office at 8:40 a.m.

It was still snowing. If it wasn't for the four wheel drive high, I would have been stuck just pulling out of my driveway! There were occasional patches of pavement, but by and large the roads were still snow covered and slippery.

I tried to look on the bright side. At least I wasn't seeing all those potholes. The snow made them all disappear!!!

I got to the doctor's. This was my first weekend visit, so I waited a while for the receptionist. Then I realized there was a sign-in sheet and the door was propped open. So, I signed in and walked in.

An hour and a half later, I was back on the road, headed home and hungry again. This time I stopped at Leda's Coney Island and got my favorite breakfast: Home made hash ("Would you like some green peppers and onions with that?" "Yes, please.") topped with two over-easy eggs. I broke my own rules and ordered a cup of coffee, too. I was cold.

Sidebar: The runny egg yolks make a perfect "sauce" for the hash.






I also stopped to get more gas in the truck. As I have mentioned, running in four wheel drive kills the gas mileage. But, its better than being stuck!



As I pulled onto San Jose, I had a nice surprise. They had plowed the road! But, when I got to the house, I had an unpleasant surprise. I had a foot high berm of plowed snow in front of my driveway.

Sidebar: I did see a neat tip on the Internet (not sure if it works, but I am certainly going to try it). To prevent snow damns at the end of the driveway - clear 3-10 feet to the left. Makes sense, but seems too easy.



I was changing clothes when my daughter Melissa called.  We chatted for a bit and then hung up.

The snow finally seemed to have stopped around 3:00 p.m. So, I got  dressed for the outside and went to attack that berm. I want to get it today, before it freezes.

So, here's my problem: 

It was about 12 inches tall and three feet wide. I had to take off half, then go back and do the rest, about a foot at a time.

Then I did the driveway. But the wind blew most of the snow back on the driveway, so I had to do it twice!!!


I finally finished. Between snow and sweat, I was soaked. I came in and hung up my wet hat, gloves, coat, long johns and jeans for tomorrow's snow event.

Sidebar: We have yet another Winter Weather Advisory from 4:00 a.m. Sunday to 4:00 p.m Sunday with a prediction of another 2-4 inches.

I had a cup of coffee and some cheese and crackers as a snack.

My arms hurt and my legs hurt. So, I took a nap.

I started warming up the pulled pork (sorry, Carl) around 8:00 p.m. for my late dinner I ate two more of them.

Now that the opening ceremonies are over, I watched the Olympics until 11:00 p.m. and then went to bed.

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