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Its a snow-covered world out there

January 24th, 2015 at 05:53 am

Weather has once again demanded that I reorder my weekend plans.



Here's the view looking out my office window to the front yard.

And here's the view of my driveway:


The white strip to the left of that smaller evergreen is the driveway. You can see the top of a telephone pole to the right of the tree.

I hope I can get at least a few of my running around errands done tomorrow, but first I'll have to shovel the driveway. Snow won't end til tonight, they say.

In the meantime, I need to do my laundry, change the bedsheets and vacuum. And since my Roku 1 and wireless router were delivered, I REALLY hope I can hook up my TV to the Roku and wireless so I can watch Netflix on the TV in my bedroom instead of my computer here in my office.

I had researched getting a new TV with HDMI cable capability or even a smart TV, but the Samsung TV I liked was $280, and so I figured I might be able to get by just spending about $75 on the Roku 1 (designed for people with older TVs with the older "composite" wires of red, yellow and green plugs). The TV I'm using is ONLY 7 years old and I always liked the picture. I only had to pay about $30 for the 2 items because I redeemed my Discover card points at Amazon. Very cool.

Maybe someday I'll catch up on all technology has to offer, but for now, this could be the ticket.


Oops. Someone turned away just as I snapped his photo. Smile

I've been thinking of little day trips I'd like to make in the coming months. One is to the Marsh Botanic Gardens, which is really a group of 5 or 6 greenhouses at Yale. They give little tours there, and I always like to visit greenhouses or other botanic gardens in the dead of winter. It's so uplifting.

Also on my calendar is the annual cacti and succulent sale put on by a club in my area. That's not til April, but I think this year I'd really like to add to my collection with some interesting plants. That being said, my aloe and some other succulents are not looking so hot these days; they are so sun-starved. They're crowded in my upstairs bathroom which, with its south and westward-facing windows, is the sunniest room in the house.

Finally, I'd like to visit HORSE of Ct, a group nearby that rehabilitates abused or injured horses. (http://www.horseofct.org/) They often have open houses and I'd like to visit someday soon.

I have not yet been able to donate food to the town animal shelter, as I completely forgot about it when picking up a case of cat food at BJs, and once I break down the box and empty all the cans out, it's no longer convenient to transport. But it's top of mind now so next time, I will pick up an extra case.

I see that Citi is now providing FICO credit scores to card holders. Mine is 809. I've had that card since 2012 but now it will be harder to give it up. I AM anxious to unload my Susan B. Komen BOA card, just as soon as I can earn the minimum $25 to redeem points. Right now I'm at about $23 in points so maybe just one more payment cycle.

6 Responses to “Its a snow-covered world out there”

  1. Carol Says:

    I love my Roku --install was easy--hope you like yours!

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    Carol, was it a Roku 1 that you installed?

  3. Carol Says:

    Either 2 or 3; I forget.

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    When snows starts at night, I like to go out and shovel off a first layer even while it is still coming down. It seems easier than shoveling a heavy load once the snow stops. But then, born in the South, I'm still to this day a little excited when that snow comes down. It's more often like play than work for me. Wink

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    The snow pics are lovely. Smile

  6. Dido Says:

    Happy shoveling--I guess that's your exercise for a day or two. Convenient that the snow came early in the weekend! I know what you mean about arboretums in the winter. When I lived in Ann Arbor, I visited the "Arb" frequently. I really needed that, having just moved from L.A.! I don't know of one "in town" now, though there are great ones around Philly, but I need it less now than back then. Enjoy the view....and the TV! -Dido

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