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Major snowstorm!

October 29th, 2011 at 05:51 pm

Shot from inside my office, looking into the front yard.

I was a little late to be clued in that a major snowstorm would be occurring today, but it's here, in a big way!

gosh, we haven't even had Halloween yet and they're forecasting 6 to 10 inches. The flakes are huge.

The car is safely inside the garage and yesterday I put away the last of my outdoor potted annuals and a small wood bench on my front stoop that always gets knocked over by strong winds.

I was able to get my haircut this am at a "hair academy" where instructors work with the "student" who is cutting your hair.

I was talking to another customer waiting to get her haircut and she said she'd never had a bad haircut there, so I felt "safe." Actually, the gal did as good a job as I've ever had, and i actually liked that the instructor maybe 3 or 4 times checked how she was cutting my hair and spoke to her at length about how to go about it. It was kind of interesting and probably took twice as long as a normal haircut, but I rather liked that too. Felt like I was being pampered and cared for, and it was just $13. I will definitely return there. I had been driving down to the mall for a haircut at about the same price, I think, but that was a 15 or 20 minute drive, so this is much better as it's just a few miles down the street.

I finished off the last of my sweet potato pie and the rest of a really good soup i made in the slow cooker 3 days ago featuring pork, white beans, tomato and kale. It was really very tasty, I must say.

My daytime heat is set at 63 and I am SO conscious of the furnace kicking on and the using up of my precious (aka expensive) heating oil. Well, it can't be helped. It's 32 out there.

They are calling for occasional wind gust of 40 mph and up and power outages and downed trees with all the heavy snow as a result. I sure hope I don't lose power again. Not in these temps.

This is the white bench I dragged up from a small downstairs hallway and put in my office, mainly to entice my kitty to jump on it so he could look out the window.

A few days after moving the bench, he finally screwed up the courage to jump on the bench. But notice he's still not walking on the soft blanket I put there for his comfort! He gives new meaning to the phrase, "Scaredy cat!"

Catnip-induced silliness

These big white pines run along the roadside. Let's hope they remain upright.

8 Responses to “Major snowstorm!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Ugh. Sorry to hear you are part of the snow storm. Yuck! Stay warm.

  2. Ralph Says:

    I love all the pics, both the wintry scenes and the cats. Nice post. Smile

  3. dmontngrey Says:

    Those pictures are great!!

    Waldo's behavior is "normal". We pulled the carpet off the stairs to the third floor, painted the wood, and put down stair treads. The animals walk around the treads!! Weirdos...

  4. starfishy Says:

    yikes!!! i'm up in the far north and thankfully we are not getting the storm. i'm not ready for snow yet!! your cats are adorable.

  5. CampFrugal Says:

    I love seeing pics of other SA bloggers. Bummer about all the snow, although it is very pretty.

  6. PNW Mom Says:

    Stay warm! And the kitty pics are so the "cat nip" one Smile

  7. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Great pics!

  8. Looking Forward Says:

    Thanks for sharing your pics. Smile
    Best of luck with all the tree troubles.
    You could look into renting a little chain saw and truck for a day if you think you could tackle that. Or are there any "day laborers" in your area that you could hire for a day?
    Naturally all of this come spring.

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