28 January 2008
Enough with winter, already!
Well, I don't know about anyone else, but this is definitely been one of those days up here on Sunflower Hill. I woke up to strange noises, and looked out the window--to find I couldn't see out the window. Yup. Ice, ice, baby! Just what I didn't want to see...(or not see). Freezing rain and ice pellets are just not nice weather behaviours at the best of times.
So I staggered downstairs, only to find out we were having, for want of a better term, lasagna weather. First, a few hours of snow. Then some ice pellets, followed by freezing rain. Then a little regular rain, which just stuck to everything and became more ice. Repeat as necessary. Just about everything but frogs and locusts came down out of the sky at one point or another today. There was a glacier on the back step. The vehicles were covered in an inch of ice. The horse was in the barn with his head out the window, and a big horse-pout on his face. The cats who go out, said no thanks, and headed for hte litter box instead. They couldn't watch bird television because of the ice on the windows. Charming.
And I had stacks of work to do, and guess what? No Internet! Try doing research online when you can't GET online...I needed some phone numbers of some agricultural universities in the US, and couldn't even get those.
Bang head on table. Consider going back to bed. Saddle up the Tacoma instead and we slog into town to get the mail, go to the credit union, etc. Meanwhile, lasagna weather continues, glace-ing the garden in finest crystal (Thanks, Yolanda E, the Ice Queen found us rather than you). Came back hopeful that maybe Steve had sorted out the tech woes. Call provider. Too much ice on tower to do the reset work. Maybe tomorrow.
Uhhuh. I have work to do. Invoices to send, even more importantly.
So that's why I'm sitting in a very nice cafe that I've written about for several magazines in the past, drinking Mexican hot chocolate, collecting information, and oh yes, loading up about 47 different pages of blogs in my two web browsers. So while I won't be able to comment on all of them, I'll at least get to read them when I get home (due to having a Mac laptop that I can just put to sleep til I get home).
Thank you all for your well wishes and comments...i'll keep you posted when there's something to report on the book-project. And also thank you all for the wonderful comments on the eagles. The rehabilitated eagle was released successfully yesterday, and it was heart-warming to see him soar away after his comrades.
Now, back to work here...and in the meantime, a little summer colour from last year's garden, to help get us all through. Whatever weather you're having, wherever you are, I hope it's better than here!