Things change

March 18, 2019

This past Saturday started great and warmed up nicely before things cooled down and later the snow came. Those who tell us what our weather will be predicted a dusting to an inch or two of white fluffy love from above but it wasn’t a problem as these same people told us it would get back in the 40s Sunday.

We awoke yesterday to discover a winter wonderland and were amazed at the beauty of all we surveyed. Since we knew the sight would only be around for a short time we got some pictures. Everything was covered with around 3 inches of snow by early morning.

By mornings end the snow was all but gone and the critters out an about. Not sure what of bird this is, but it was soaring over the neighborhood looking for something. Whatever it is the sight of this creature circling in the clear sky was something to see.

Somehow that was perfect ending to the snow arriving, then melting quickly once the sun came up. The bird hung in the sky for quite a while yet I didn’t have a great lens to get more pictures as he got further away each time each time he looped around.

So I decided to put the camera up, get some chores done, and the pics uploaded to the computer. By the time all was said and done I remembered it was St. Patrick’s Day. There are worse ways to spend the holiday and we were reminded that when it comes to the weather, things change.

Enjoy our Monday as it’s the first day of the rest of our lives.
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Getting it

January 12, 2019

The white fluffy love from above has arrived. We had 2 inches
on the ground early this morning and the snow is supposed to
continue into the evening. The forecast has been updated from
2-3 inches to 5-7 and we’re just watching it float down on us
from above.

I was out shoveling earlier and can say it is a wet, heavy,
snow. Now I’m warming up and waiting to hear the snow plow go by
before doing another pass. It isn’t too cold either so moving
the snow from where I don’t want it to where I don’t mind it
should be easy-going.

Used the shovel already, put mink oil on my boots, and have the
snow thrower ready to go. All that is needed now is the ambition
to go out and get it done. We’ll make it at some point.

So enjoy our Saturday and this short post as I have to use
the power of positive thinking and get back out there.
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Having some weekend fun

December 28, 2012

The weekend is here and we just broke our
record for most consecutive days breathing,
so how about some distractions.

A friend sent a video for all those who
like the white stuff but think your
snowmobile doesn’t have enough class, or

Here is a different set-up on a van.


From November comes the Auto Club NHRA
Finals in Pomona.

NASCAR now has its first female pit crew

If you’re having trouble with your GMAW (Mig)
welder, this might be something to watch.

Too bad all hearses don’t look like this.


We couldn’t end this without a movie, so how
about “Tales from the Crypt”?

Enjoy the diversions and the weekend.
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Going to snow

December 17, 2012


We are going to take our own advice, take a
deep breath, and not discuss the school

I am in too good of a mood because we’re
going to get with 4-12 inches of snow in
a few days. Also, the wife and I will
celebrate 25 years in the institution of
marriage Thursday.

When we got married it had snowed heavily
the night before and we weren’t sure if
anyone would make it to the ceremony. As
it turned out, everyone showed up and we
got married.

The wife claims we got married on the
20th and she has a wedding license to
prove it. I claim we were married on the
21st, but my proof died a few years ago
and I can’t prove it.

And even though I am no longer allowed
to say “it doesn’t cost anything to look”
around anything automotive, I’d do it

We have went through the depths of despair
and the heights of happiness. And as I
tell her, we can handle anything together.

Instead of gifts we ask you hug your spouse,
embrace your children, our just enjoy the
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Thoughts of snow

December 11, 2012


I am anxiously awaiting a heavy snowfall
while the wife is praying for a heat wave.
This may seem absurd when I remove said
snow from half a block of alley, a big
driveway, two sidewalks, and a set of

But I have always marveled at how the
first heavy snow lays a blanket of
pristine white over all the flaws of our

A scruffy looking tree that didn’t fare
well over a dry summer suddenly becomes
a festive Christmas tree with real

The lawn with its bald spots, crabgrass,
and brownness, becomes a uniform layer of

The oil stained and cracked street turns
into a sparkling white ribbon for as far
as the eye can see.

I like to look out and soak in the sight
before anyone walks or drives through it.
After I take a picture in my mind, it
never fails to amaze me.

Anyone who thinks we are beyond help
and our country is falling apart, need
only behold such a sight to have their
their spirits lifted and hope restored.
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