Wednesday, February 17, 2016

wednesday morning chit chat..

31 days til spring!  Just cant come soon enough and we've had a pretty easy winter up to this past weekend.  now Ive definitely had enough.  Friday I drove home from work in the worst weather that I had driven in in a long time.  couldn't see a thing.. had no idea where I was on the road.. it sucked!   I just kept driving and praying!  and thankfully made it home. as did all my loved ones that were out in it.  God is good!

 Then the sub zero temps came to keep us frosty all weekend.  This is a 100 plus year old house.  Built in like 1880.  It does not handle those temps well..   Temps were -5 to -11 with wind chills to minus 24 below.  Our furnace ran pretty much nonstop for the whole weekend and it struggled to keep the house warmed at 64 degrees.  I had to go out and buy a new space heater and ran one in the kitchen when I was out there and another in the living room.  BRR!  

So I guess I was glad when it warmed up a little and the next storm hit yesterday.  I was grateful that I didn't have to work yesterday.  not sure how much snow we got here in Lyndonville, I would guess about 9 inches on top of the 9 or so that we already had.  Some places to the east of us (Rochester) got 18 to 20 inches.  so I guess we were lucky!  I'm lucky because my hubby went out last night and plowed and used the snow blower to clear paths and cleared off my car.  it was pretty buried and there was no way I would have gotten out of the drive way!  (I do not shovel!) 

Anyways, so I stayed home in my house that was finally able to heat itself up to the comfy cozy zone again, with my sweet pets!   I kept Buffy busy trying to remind her how "here comes peter cotton tail goes as its time to switch songs again. and I played in my craft room with Figgy and Frannie!

I had this old dolly with her legs and head unattached.  She was my grandmothers and she gave her to me along with another doll years ago.   Finally I wired her back together and cut off her hair, cleaned her up and made her a bunny costume.  she is the first Easter friend to arrive for the Easter season! LOL!
 The only other thing I did yesterday was hours and hours worth of notes for work.  still not caught up, but I'm not donating any more time.  ya know what I mean?  
anyways.. Have a nice day!  I better get busy here and get ready to go to work.  
happy Day! 


Theresa said...

No snow here, just rain and now SUNSHINE! We are having Spring-like temps and I am enjoying the HECK out of it! Enjoy your day dear Viv, stay safe on those roads! HUGS!

Cindy said...

I bet you are ready for spring! It's been pretty mild here, but we did have very low temps during the weekend. And now they're saying 60 on Friday. I'll take it! Have a great day!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh my Viv, I think I shouldn't be complaining about the cold after reading your Temps. It did go down to 11 but no single digits yet. Love your dolly! No shoveling is right lol! :)

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm glad you made it safely home in that horrible storm. It was a bitter cold weekend for us but we just haven't had record snowfalls. Such a strange winter we're having. I can't wait to see more of your sweet Easter creations. That repurposed doll from your grandmother is just so sweet!! Keep thinking spring!!

Susie said...

Viv, Bless your heart...I have lived in old houses that took everything to heat. We love them for their character. I am so ready for spring. As you said , we truly have had a mild winter as far as snows go...but the highs and lows of the temperatures has been record breaking. Love all your cute things. Nice that you have some thing of your grandmothers. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Marlynne said...

I know! I'm so ready for SPRING! I've been out looking for crocuses and little wild violet plants peek thru the winter ground!

Margaret said...

I couldn't heat my house up to a cozy temp either. I hear that's very common when the temperatures are what they were. We were at 0 and below as well. Love what you did with that sweet doll. You gave her a new lease on life! Then again, all your creations seem to be so happy in your home! Love you!!! Maggie

Patti said...

Oh my - coming from the desert, I cannot even imagine. Our mountain home is colder - but not THAT cold! I love your bunny costume! Imagine that??? Only you! LOve it!
My roses are plants are beginning to bud out now. The desert? Well, it's paradise - flowers everywhere! Obama left today and flew right over our school campus!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your doll is so very sweet. I hope you stay warm this weekend! Stay inside! Hugs, Diane