What a weekend!
Mr. Aitch and I survived the visit from Jonas. (In case you weren’t aware, the Weather Channel in the US decided to name the winter storms so we could remember them like we do hurricanes. This one was Jonas. Whatever.) Fortunately, we didn’t lose power or our Wi-Fi – two of life’s necessities as far as we’re concerned. And one can’t really stock up on those services like one can with wine, cheese, crackers, bread, and milk.
We went from zero to 24 inches of snow in as many hours.
Our snow blower wasn’t working (which I didn’t know) so Mr. Aitch and I tried to shovel out the driveway during the storm. That activity ended within a half hour. No point shoveling while it’s still snowing. Plus the ambulance wouldn’t be able to get to our house if we needed it. And we didn’t need it.
We got three more inches of snow after this was taken.
We stayed warm and cozy with homemade vegetable beef soup and fresh made rolls on Friday once Jonas made his appearance. Yesterday we had pork tenderloin (BOGO free) with mashed potatoes and green beans. Got to try to keep the house warm!
I was getting antsy and my hands wanted something to do so I looked through Knitted Gifts and found this pair of mitts I fell in love with when I first bought this book. I cast on with some Knit Picks Stroll fingering weight in Duchess Heather (deep, rich purple). The accent color is Green Tea Heather.
Most church services were cancelled on Sunday so we went outside in the sunshine and started on the driveway again. Let me tell you, 24 inches of snow is heavy! We were about a fourth of the way finished when our neighbor came to our rescue with his snow blower. He made quick work of getting rid of all that snow for us. Thank you Steve!
The sun really helped clear off the remaining snow.
What did you do over the weekend? Anything fun?
Well I certainly thought of you…..we haven’t had that much snow here…….alot of grass is showing . glad it’s over!
Wow…those mittens will be very pretty when finished!
That was a lot of snow, the mittens look great. Glad the a,balance didn’t have to get thru for you.
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