Ok, here we go!

The nasty weather started about an hour earlier than predicted. It started as rain. Just now I hear the ice clicking against the window panes as the rain turns into sleet and there are a few snowflakes out there in the mix.

I am off for the next two days. I just got a huge pot of turkey carcass soup going. The house smells wonderful! Since I’ll be home I can get a whole bunch more letter-mos out! Yay!!!

I hauled a bunch of firewood up from the stacks so they are here on the porch out of the wet.

We are now only supposed to get a total of 6-7 inches of snow. Still, it feels a bit like an adventure.

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29 Responses to Ok, here we go!

  1. I hate when rain and ice precede snow! Stay safe and warm. You’ve made me want turkey carcass soup for dinner. The drawback to that is there isn’t a turkey carcass anywhere near me.

    So glad you’re off for two days, so the weather can get this latest bit of nastiness out of its system!

  2. Laurie says:

    You’re my early-warning system, we’re in the path, too. Luckily I’m about to leave work in a few minutes and will get home before it starts tonight. You sure picked the right two days not to be slogging in to work.

  3. marsboo says:

    I know. Gabby got an emergency text informing her UofM had been cancelled as of tonight!!Woohoo No presentation for evolution tonight!!Also, she is so frickin funny. The text said she needed to verify that she got it, so she would be officially excused from her classes until Thurs! OMg I never aw anyone so happy to reply to an automated text before!Then she went to bed.We had sleet at 2pm, rain from 3-5 and now it’s light snow. It seems everyones weather is a little bit different, even just a few miles away! Good to hear your hunkering down. Poor Josh has to work all week at the Hotel with full moon too, no less….poorfella love his stories though almost as good as hospital full moons
    BTW Gab and I ate at Lotus Room today OMG it was orgasmic(can I say that?) So we have to go there on next lunch date.(you know , those last two sentences just don’t sound right, but I’m too stuffed and tired to care) Take care my friend….:)

    • Lauri says:

      Oooo, Lotus Room sounds fantastic! Yes, orgasmic is a good word for use with food porn!

      Josh should have some good stories after this one! Hunker down and stay safe and warm! The turkey soup is smelling MAH-velous!

  4. Aussie Emjay says:

    I’m sure your soup will taste as good as it smells. We’re getting spiteful wind and icy rain here – it was miserable getting home – no use using the umbrella as it would’ve been comical. My glass of red wine is wonderfully warming……

  5. We had that weather yesterday.

    Or … were supposed to have it, along with 40mph winds gusting to 65!

    It did snow – HUGE flakes – and built up pretty quickly. We got about 2-3 inches here at the house, it was 4.5″ 5 miles south of us, and 10″ west. I wasn’t looking forward to going to work last night.

    But – the temperature never dropped below freezing and we were on the southern edge of the storm. The snow melted overnight (was gone at work when I got there), so I only had to deal with the wind. It’s Oklahoma, I’m used to the wind. Today it’s over 50 and sunny. Hope it passes over you folks as quickly.

  6. Rain turning to ice = slippery road. I’m really glad you have the next two days off. During my last winter in Minnesota, I dreaded driving on those sort of days—we seemed to get more of them, instead of just straight snow and cold, which I can deal with.

    You haven’t mentioned the chickens and goats in awhile. Are they doing okay in this weather? I suppose you have to go out to feed them, no matter what the weather’s like.

    • Lauri says:

      It’s been a typical winter for the chickens and goat. We are down to one goat, now. Griffin is the last goat standing. He is doing well for almost 16 years old and he loves being on his own. Rocky was pretty bad at picking on Griffin, so I’m afraid that Grif didn’t mourn Rocky’s passing. 🙂
      The chickens are also having a typical winter. An opossum, or a raccoon have killed a few of the chickens. I started blocking off the door to the chicken house at night when we lost three in one week. I actually saw a possum yesterday, so it was probably the possum.

      Egg production is picking up as the daylight lengthens. I do enjoy having the outside animals to take care of…it gets me outside and once out there I love it!

  7. Laurie says:

    Welp, all we have here this morning is ankle deep slush. A very sloppy walk to work. Still a mix of snow and rain falling, but definitely underwhelming as a “storm”.

  8. Lily says:

    Nice chatting with you yesterday! It ended up finally changing from rain to snow here and keeps snowing but it’s WARM (er in town). The ranch is all nice, pretty-white again (but not evil ice, just SNOW) and in town, it’s melting as it hits, which is A-OKAY! Be safe, sweetie!

    • Lauri says:

      It’s all over here. It amounted to a big nuthin! Ankle deep snow-soup!

      • Lily says:

        Ah. Well, I’m happy we’re getting moisture BUT we’re also beginning to flood as the land has been SO EFFING DRY for about 10 years (with brief interludes of moisture, never ‘making up for’ the droughts). The ground doesn’t remember what to do with it, so it’s running off. I guess it’s helping the Mississippi, which NEEDS it, though.

  9. kimkiminy says:

    Ah, there is nothing better than being inside cooking while it’s snowing out.

  10. amelie says:

    Sounds like a cozy night. We got slush here, I joked to the neighbor’s daughter isn’t it fun to shovel water!

  11. GOF says:

    Always interesting to read your winter stories while we are trying to keep cool with 30C+ 90% humidity here. Stay warm and enjoy your soup.

  12. Enjoy your snow? We finally got 6-8″ out of the last storm that came through. Now, where’s the blizzard that drops a foot and a half of snow?

  13. lauowolf says:

    Well, I’m glad you weren’t actually snowed in under feets and feets of snow.
    But it’s a good pretext for home with soup cooking, and getting cozy.
    Now you just have wet muck, or – even worse – frozen wet muck.
    But spring is coming,

  14. SingingTuna says:

    Wow!!!! This post smells WONDERFUL!!!!!!
    How’d you do with the snow? I’m very late arriving.
    Ice… ::shivers::
    Hooray for time off when the weather’s supposed to be CRUMMY!

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