Simple Sayings, Simple Living Of What’s Happening on January 13/2024

Good Morning!

“Well … the cocoa/coffee’s hot, the snow’s deep, and the promise of a cozy day ahead is in the air. Let’s make the most of it, safely, that is.”

We might not have had that much snow so far this winter, but through the night we made up for it here in cottage country. I would say in certain areas we had a good foot, especially in front of my shop door. And on the roof of our house, shop and lean-to/carport, I would say there is a good three feet, caused by some drifting from the winds that accompanied the storm. And the not so good thing is, the snow is wet and very heavy, which will make clearing it not so good. Along with all that, it’s still snowing as I am doing this morning post.

The good news is my snowblower is warm as I put it in the shop after the last snowfall, and it’s jumpin’ at the bit to get going. His owner now, well … that’s another story. My wife and I will have to take it a bit easy when moving it, being so heavy an all, and we are getting up there in years.

I might see if I can set things up and make another video, so folks can have a look see of what took place. It all depends on how this new camera works out. I have to admit, though, the colour and clarity of these videos now will/ are amazing. Very high resolution, which is nice, but you need a good computer to do the editing. Which I have thanks to Karl, my son, as he set me up with the best there is … almost. It sure is nice having a couple boys that are up on all these things, and the best part is, they can fix anything that goes wrong, which is what old Dad needs occasionally. The nicest thing is Karl got me and my wife using Linux for a computer operating system years ago, and it has Microsoft beat hands down, and the best part is it’s free. It does however take a bit of getting used to, but over the years my lovely wife and I have become accustomed to it.

Highway 522 is snow covered along with a lot of icy sections throughout, which is to be expected after all the snow had overnight. I would think it would be best for folks to stay home today, which in turn could save you a lot of grief. That’s what my wife and I are planning on doing. But in saying that, we are prepared for bad weather, with wood heat along with oil heat if necessary, and we have lots of food and homemade preserves to keep our tummies full. In times like this, or worse, we are able to make do without having to go anywhere. Which is what is needed to be able to live here comfortably in the north.

On another note, once again I didn’t do much in my woodworking shop yesterday, actually I didn’t do anything in there, other than feeding my shop stove which keeps things warm. Today, well as everyone else in our small town, we will be clearing snow from places that is needed. Like our decks, roofs, and driveways, along with a few paths that lead to my wood piles that I use for my shop stove. Which makes it easier for me to move around with my wheelbarrow.

So with that I am off for a nourishing bowl of porridge, which will give me the strength I need to clean up all this snow. However, another good thing is it isn’t all that cold with the temperature sitting at 0.4 C | 32.72 F. A smidgen above the freezing mark, which is good in some ways, and not so good in other ways. The not so good part is, it makes the snow all that much heavier to move. But it is what it is.

Have a great day my friends, stay safe and take extra care moving the snow, we don’t need anyone hurtinthemselves, that’s for sure. GW

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