Wednesday, December 18, 2013


I shouldn’t tell you this (I don’t want to discourage anyone regarding living in or visiting Michigan) but it snowed again overnight night and we had 1-2 more inches of snow on the ground Tuesday morning. This made the morning commute into work a lot more treacherous than Monday’s drive. But then again, the road crews had all Sunday to try and clean up the seven inches from Saturday.

I had to go to Office Max at lunch, so I stopped into Time Out and had a cup of “American Beef and Macaroni Goulash” (a soup that was as unusual as its name) and a grilled ham and cheese sandwich. Then I drove to Office Max.

It started snowing again around 1:00 p.m., but it was warm enough outside that it just melted on the cars and the salted parking lots. So, the ride home wasn’t bad.

When I got home after work, I was pleasantly surprised to see my neighbor had busted out the drift the snow plow had created in front of the mailbox and driveway. He didn’t plow the driveway, but as I said, I had compacted the snow down. Still, thanks, Rick!

I got in the trashcan and went inside. I treated the cats and changed clothes. Then I spent a while disconnecting the washer and dryer. Why?

I wasn’t going to mention this, but I also bought a new washer and dryer. Again, why? Well, because currently I am still working and they are almost 14 years old. So, I thought (right or wrong), it would be better to replace them now when I can still afford it.

They are supposed to deliver them tomorrow. So, I moved them both out onto the hard tile and then washed the press-and-stick tile I put under them years ago. It was disgusting, BTW. You have no idea how much crap builds up under your washer and dryer!

I warmed up the potato, bacon and cheese soup (again) and cut three more chunks off my loaf of crusty bread. Then I dished up a big bowl of soup and ate another delicious dinner.

I watched the new NCIS episode and then the new NCIS – Los Angles. It ended at 10:00 p.m. so I went to bed.