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On my way to the doctor to get two prescriptions. Then back to school for this afternoon. I went to bed about 6:40 last night, woke up when Hubby got home at 10:30 and then back to sleep almost immediately. Still a little tired this morning. TTTL
I pray your energy comes back, Seawaters!
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Good afternoon from the frigid mid-west, MMC!


What a time the past few days have been. Late Saturday the power went out and it did not get restored until late Monday afternoon. By then the temperature was down to 37 in the house. I was so worried about Mouse ~ she hates the cold as she feels the pain in her paw so much more. I kept covering her up with polar fleece blankets. We had candles lit, but they did not throw much heat. When the power was finally restored, the furnace did not go off for hours. Mouse loved it ~ she lays right in front of the register and sleeps. Early Tuesday morning, I woke up feeling cold again ~ yep, the furnace had gone out. Made an emergency call to the shop that installed it and about a half hour later, a repairman showed up. Turns out he is our neighbor who lives a quarter mile down the road. I was so fed up with all the trouble that furnace has been giving us I was ready to buy a new one ~ not that I can really afford one now, but it seemed like it was essential. My neighbor said that the furnace we have is an excellent one, the shop carries all the parts to fix it and so there is no need to replace it. Turns out it was only an igniter that needed to be replaced and the charge is going to be under 100, 65 of which is the service call. As I type this, the temperature is a balmy 64 in here, Mouse is still sleeping in front of the register and Palmer is in a time-out. Yes, things are finally back to normal. All the outdoor fur kids are fine ~ the cats were playing when the sun was out, but have since gone to bed. Shaggy is still out ~ he loves the cold.

I was supposed to be out in BC today, buying pet food and looking for stock, but that town gets way too cold as it is so near the lake. I am going to brave it tomorrow ~ it is supposed to be a few degrees warmer and if I move real quick, I should get a lot done and stay warm.

Work beckons. I hope everyone is havina a MERRY day and is staying warm!
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Good afternoon from the frigid mid-west, MMC!


What a time the past few days have been. Late Saturday the power went out and it did not get restored until late Monday afternoon. By then the temperature was down to 37 in the house. I was so worried about Mouse ~ she hates the cold as she feels the pain in her paw so much more. I kept covering her up with polar fleece blankets. We had candles lit, but they did not throw much heat. When the power was finally restored, the furnace did not go off for hours. Mouse loved it ~ she lays right in front of the register and sleeps. Early Tuesday morning, I woke up feeling cold again ~ yep, the furnace had gone out. Made an emergency call to the shop that installed it and about a half hour later, a repairman showed up. Turns out he is our neighbor who lives a quarter mile down the road. I was so fed up with all the trouble that furnace has been giving us I was ready to buy a new one ~ not that I can really afford one now, but it seemed like it was essential. My neighbor said that the furnace we have is an excellent one, the shop carries all the parts to fix it and so there is no need to replace it. Turns out it was only an igniter that needed to be replaced and the charge is going to be under 100, 65 of which is the service call. As I type this, the temperature is a balmy 64 in here, Mouse is still sleeping in front of the register and Palmer is in a time-out. Yes, things are finally back to normal. All the outdoor fur kids are fine ~ the cats were playing when the sun was out, but have since gone to bed. Shaggy is still out ~ he loves the cold.

I was supposed to be out in BC today, buying pet food and looking for stock, but that town gets way too cold as it is so near the lake. I am going to brave it tomorrow ~ it is supposed to be a few degrees warmer and if I move real quick, I should get a lot done and stay warm.

Work beckons. I hope everyone is havina a MERRY day and is staying warm!
Oh my, so glad that you guys are ok!! How scary, especially in this weather. Thinking of you! Stay safe & warm, my friend!! Xo



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Good afternoon!!

It's a balmy 12° here

Harlowe and I went on a walk and had fun playing in the fresh snow!!

Flurries are supposed to continue throughout the day, and then start up again on Friday. And it's supposed to be in the 20's by the weekend!

Hope you all stay warm & safe out there!!

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If the gathering is still on Facebook, that leaves me out.
Yes it is. I wish you could just get an account and ONLY add Greasy Skillet to join us. I have my settings so secure that if you try to search my name and location, I cannot be found. But I know what you mean, sometimes they go and change things and mess it all up. I know I can be found on other people's friends list but everything is private so they cannot see photos or any other info about me until they add me as a friend. I really don't put too much on there anyway or add too many photos.
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Thanks, Meteorologist Xmastidings for the weather report!!!


Meceka, sorry for all the problems you have been going through!!!
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I went thrift store shopping with my dad today. He told me he hasn't been thrift store shopping since his brother died back in April. They use to go together several times a month. I was glad to join him today! He seemed to really enjoy it.

While there I bought 2 bags of Easter Tree ornaments for 50 cents each. They are miniature wooden ornaments and really cute. That means I get to drag my table top tree out and decorate it! I might get it out sooner and put red and white lights on it for Valentines Day.
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I did it! I did it! I'm just using scrap yarn for now, but I'll hang onto the sample to refer to when I actually make the afghan in the future. I had one too many ripples before "turning back" at the center. The rest of the pattern is incredibly complex to follow. "Sc in unused lp at base of 3rd dc of next cluster ..." Doesn't make much sense until you figure out she just wants you to sc in the bottom point of a ripple, for instance. If you look at what you're working on, you can kinda see where the designer wants you to go. Wish me luck. If I ever succeed in making this for real, it should be a stunner. Holy cow. I dunno what she was drinking when she devised this pattern.


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[QUOTE=Christmas-A-Holic;499641]Thanks, Meteorologist Xmastidings for the weather report!!!

Sorry for the long winded weather report, he-he.... I sort of got a little excited about our first potential chance for any snowfall this year....I just couldn't believe what I was seeing~
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