Friday, November 13, 2015

A Blustery Day

It was raining and windy on Thursday when I left for work. The rain came and went, but the wind just got worse and worse all day long.

We had high wind warnings until 9:00 p.m. with sustained winds of 20 mph and occasional gusts of 45 mph.

I went to Max and Erma’s for lunch. I parked with the truck’s nose to the west. The wind was from the south and I had to use my leg to force the drive’s door open (I’m not kidding!)

I had a cup of chicken tortilla soup (I was cold) and the southern chicken salad with warm honey mustard dressing. Both were delicious.

I took the expressway home after work and, down in the ditch (as I like to call it), the wind wasn’t as bad.

There was some tree debris in the driveway, but I didn’t see any large branches in the yard. The power was still on (there have been power outages here and there from falling limbs on wires) so, all in all, I was pleased.

I finally remembered to dig out my ice scraper and stick it in the truck. It's supposed to snow on Friday.

Courtney had finally brought in some chicken chili (she’s been threatening to all week long) so I warmed that up for my dinner. It was nicely seasoned.

However, later on I learned it was not enough (I was hungry again). So, I popped some popcorn on the stove and ate that watching TV. I went to bed at 9:30 p.m.


  1. Sounds like a great chili day and a good weekend for some beef stew.

  2. It is definitely gearing up for chili or beef stew season around here. I wonder if I still have the chops to make those dumpling in the stew like I used too? Man, I loved those dumplings!!!