A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. Snow flurries this evening will give way to partly cloudy skies during the night. SSW winds shifting to NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
No rest for the weary, or, is that the wicked? ROTFL!!
You are a beautiful family!!
I had a sore throat for a day. You have my sympathy on your's and your neck. I hope both are better now.
Grinning over the snow and dead stops :o)
Grinning over the enthusiasm for snow. I was just telling DH I am not ready for it yet, LOL!
Working with plants sounds wonderful! I need to go thru seeds to see what garden I'll be putting in next year, and send seeds out to a friend.
I'll take the snow over the nasty wind :o(
Thanks for the fresh start Bernie,
It took me a while to get the house back in order and fall back into the routine with the Grandkids, and going to DD's for a day, which I did yesterday. I miss the kids already :o)
Well it is cold in Flor--ee-da this morning...and I forgot to shut the windows last night... 44.1 at 7AM...58 in the house! Cats in my lap trying to keep warm. Puts me in the mood to put up the tree. Should warm up to 72 today, didn't make it there yesterday...Sunny.
We have that cold front heading this way. It's supposed to rain over the next few days, and I didn't get the GH watered yet. Oh well. It's been cool enough maybe they are still damp. I'll try to check on them tomorrow. We may have a freeze next week, so they should be watered before then...
Some family members got the crud so I started the Dayquil to try to head it off at the pass...Had a major migraine a couple of days ago, but feeling better today so had to run errands, pay bills, groceries...you know the routine.
Dearest daughter was able to get a good deal on a laptop for my youngest granddaughter, and the other two are getting cash, so I just have a few things to pick up for the adults. Answered prayer!
It has been decided that we will have Christmas HERE. At least most of the deep cleaning got accomplished for TG, so I just have to vac, dust, and do floors. I hadn't planned to put up a tree, but I guess I will...2 ft or 6 ft...that is the question!
Sorry to hear about all of the storms, wind, lost of power. I can relate, only when we get those situations it's usually 95 deg. outside. I usually don't have to turn on our heat until Jan or Feb, but I've already had it on most of the past week of night and early morning. It's either pay the energy company or the vet for the babies...Energy co. won.
40°/48°/33° Rain likely. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Rainfall around a half an inch. Cloudy with occasional rain... mainly this evening. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Don't worry, you'll get your snow eventually.
How many plants do you have in your greenhouse?
I hope you can head off anything that's going around.
The crud. I wonder if it's a new thing or if it was around when I was a kid, under a different name. I am so thankful I don't have migraines and very symathetic for those of you who do. I'm glad you feel better.
Smiling over the good fortune to not have to run all over loking for gifts.
Sometimes a small table-top tree with the gifts piled on the floor look nice. Do you have a low table to bring a small tree just a few feet off the floor?
We get the boys today. I held off to give DD a chance to dose everyone. The twins have ear infection in one ear. That just started.The oldest has a perpetual cough that they insisted he get medicine for. It's been on-going for a year. They kept telling the Dr. that. He also got an asthma type medicine to open up his lungs. The middle boy seems to be healthy this time.
59° this morning and up to 77 today, should make it back to 80 by Tuesday before next front comes in. We are heading to north FL in our motorhome for a week to Stephen Foster State Park campground, they light the whole park in Christmas lights...It will get down below freezing mid week there...so getting my fuzzy boots out from under the bed and dusting them off. ☺ They will have snow flurries each night...don't laugh the only way I'm gonna see snow.
Sorry to hear everyone catching bugs...take lots of vitamins and drink lots...clear liquids...that is. Rest if you can...ha!
Rusty I hadn't heard about CA. I've been busy cleaning and decoration this week and not watching TV. I'll have to look that up...Like Texas gal only time we see winds like that is during the hot months...in fact I've never seen winds like that ...really that is something.
Everyone take care this week...my husband and I don't have the fancy take on the road Internet phones, so won't be able to chat until we get back...remember only 22 more days...☺ he he.
My son went thru numerous ear infections when he was a toddler, and my granddaughter for much of her young life...no fun! Oldest granddaughter had to have tubes put in her ears when she was a toddler...had forgotten about that!
My daughter was allergic to milk from the time she was two yrs til nine yrs. One eight oz. glass would throw her into pneumonia. She ate her cereal with diluted liquid dairy creamer. I even cooked with it. She still has to be careful in the winter mos not to eat ice cream. She still has asthma. She is one of them with the Upper Respiratory Infection. She is coughing up green stuff. They gave her a steroid shot and antibiotics.
In my greenhouse I have 12 small plumeria trees, two mid size plumies, and one very large plumie, several ferns, 5 majesty palms, a bird of paradise, numerous airplane plants, aloe vera, a firecracker fern, wandering jew, think that's most of it...I'll let you know if I forgot anything after I water. I just open the plastic enough to stick the hose in...I can't walk in there or even step in there it is so full. It is an eight by eight gazebo enclosed with industrial strength shower curtains and a canvas cover. It worked a few years ago so hopefully it will this time. I tried it on the patio last year with the tan canvas side covers and plastic, but it did not work. I still ended up covering them up with sheets to add warmth.
I do have a table to put the tree on, so it might end up the smaller one. The last time I put the six footer up it was up for one and half years...I have fibro and no body wanted to help take it down...so it stayed up. After I finally got it down I said, "NO MORE!!!!" The two foot is beginning to sound like the best idea!
I have insomnia...still haven't been to sleep all night...too much sugar before bed I think...my brain just won't shut down. I hope to go try again here shortly. I've already taken pain killers, and benedryl and melatonin...yeah.
I think I'll put on some quiet music...you know they say it calms the beast...
I'm grinning over your traveling to the cold when you temps sound so NICE!!
That sounds like an awesome place!ave a safe trip and a wonderful time!! I'll bet you look cute in your fuzzy boots :o)
I'm done shopping!!! I've not even started wrappping...
The oldest has tubes, and had his adenoids out a year ago this month. Right after Christmas. He went thru it well and was barely sore after.
Your daughter has my belated sympathy. That's a real tough row to hoe when you are so little. I think that's the Grandson's problem. Always carrying upper respitory.
That's a neat assortment of plants. You just need an over-head sprinkler!
You know, I think I remember the tree being up for that long from another thread. It sounds familiar. I think the little tree sounds just as nice!
If I spend a lot of time on the computer close to bedtime I find all night long I dream about still being on. I try to run the mouse, read and everything. I don't think that's good, so I don't get on at night anymore.
Partly cloudy. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Partly cloudy this evening with more clouds for overnight.
No snow, but the icy wind tells me winter is close.
Some times you just need all that sleep at once. I hope it broke the insomnia.
Lovely picture, but for some reason I can't get into winter mode. I am not ready. I wonder why?
Cracking up over our "polar'' opposites :o)
I had the boys help put up Christmas decorations yesterday. They love to help :o)
I made refrigerator bread that I can bake from today, and I have more delicate Christmas things to put out. I love the quiet time I have with my snowglobes :o)
We like sunny D. I haven't seen the peach. It should be good!
I've never tried warm oj.
I think I did need the sleep all at once. I've been sleeping really well now.
We have a cold front coming thru, Thurs it's supposed to be 30 deg.! Cooooold!!!!!!! It's not going to get much above 55 all week, but then it is December!
We got some more Christmas shopping done today so I am almost half done!
We've decided to put the big tree up this weekend since we are having Christmas here.
We have a mouse or critter in the attic I need to feed decon before we go up
there to get the tree down and the boxes of decorations. I guess we should shake the boxes abit to make sure nothing has taken up residence in the. Altho the kitties might have a field day if they had access to a real mouse!
The pictures of snow looks really pretty.
Sorry to hear of those who are not feeling their best. Hope you get well soon!
I hope it's just a small mouse so that after it eats the decon it can get back out and not die in the wall. We did not know what kind of an animal it was.
That is the most horrible experience EVER. I could not even sleep in here during the two week process of it's decay last year. Everything had to be stripped and washed to get the smell out. YUK! Not pleasant!
We've not had much success with traps. I really do not have the funds to call a professional to get it out.
Through 10am: Periods of snow or snow showers will continue throughout the next six hours.. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30%.
We have a few flurries ion the roof now.
I never thought about warm OJ. That sounds good!
Awwww, cute little birdie!
YUM. I love the peach flavor!
I have to laugh at myself. I was tired, but when I went to bed I was awake. Before I laid down, I started counting backwards from 100. I realized I was thinking right past the numbers, but I was getting all the numbers. There's no quieting a busy mind till it decides, I think :o)
Grinning again, DH just told me it will be back in the 40's later this week and I just said the same thing!
Grinning, the kitties would like nothing more than a live mouse, LOL!!
I LOVE THOSE ALLSTATE COMMERCIAL!! He had me with the first one in his pink headband!
The Vikings on Capitol One run a close second!
I hope you get over what you have. I hope I get over what I have. I hope we all get better!
Gee 31 is beginning to sound warm! haha! Thank goodness it is not 1 or 16! The last time it got down to 16 pipes all over town busted...that was about 1989!
Went out today. It was 44 and that seemed cold. Picked up a few more things for my youngest granddaughter.
Dearest daughter is still sick with that upper respiratory infection. She sounds really bad. Please keep her in your prayers. She is seeing a Dr. and taking all of her meds.
Went out while ago and tried to clip the top canvas cover of the gazebo to the plastic. Covered most of the plants in there with sheets. Checked the temp when I got back in...instead of being warmer it was one degree colder in there. Oh well. Hopefully they'll be ok. I may try to find some bubble wrap to insulate it with.
1 kitten gone, 3 to go. Norma was picked up Monday night. Might have homes for 2 more by the end of the week. Waiting for a call back. Think I will give them the "twins" (Norm & Two-Two).
Mom is doing fine now after her amnesia episode. That was CRAZY!
Staying indoors as much as possible - I hate the cold. Im still out in it several times a day - I'm a smoker and only smoke outside...so I get all "Ralphie-d" up when I go out.
Lost the post when we went to December - all caught up now I think. :/
Hope everyone is feeling better. More contact with germs because it is cold out and people stay in more. Hand sanitizer and wipes - wipe your cart/buggie/basket handles at the stores, door handles, light switches, keyboards, sink handles and steering wheel. Those are a few of the "high contact" areas.
Highs around 40 and sunny til late afternoon. Then the cold front had moved thru and we could feel the threat of snow. But alas once again Mother Nature decided to laugh at me and kept the snow all up north.
TexasGal, it's a bit of both. With it being winter time now, 40 is pretty warm. 45 is almost hot this time of the year. lol. Normally I take a coat with me to have on hand just in case something happens but I forgot it and the temps didn't bother me so it worked out.
Lows in the 20s and we reached mid 30s and sunny for a high. Not bad out at all. Only gonna get better next week with temps in the 40s. It better snow for Christmas!! I don't like not having snow!! lol
I'm passing this on because it worked for me today. A doctor on TV said that to have inner peace we should always finish things we start and that we all could use more calm in our lives. I looked around my house to find things I'd started and hadn't finished. So I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonnay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of wum, tha mainder of Valiuminun prscriptuns, an a box a chocletz. Yu haf no idr how fablus I feel rite now. Sned this to all who need inner piss. An telum u luvum.
Haha! But, for anybody out there that wants inner piss, I don't think your supposed to mix booze with prescription drugs or you could die! That is funny tho, quite the amount of stuff there!
Yes, d*** cold here too!
As yesterday, someone park in my driveway then cop pull up in my driveway that I told cop "you park in my driveway!" then another cop told me to move my van out of the way! Well, why cop park in my driveway that is so wrong... So, cop giving someone a ticket! Oh not me! phew! So, why cop know better not park in my driveway when I get home! Gee!
rain Rain in the morning...then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs around 50. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
Breezy...cloudy. Chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening increasing to south 15 to 25 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Through 7pm: A period of rain showers between 3pm and 5pm. Cloudy with temperatures steady or falling to near 36F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. We are just on the edge of rain and I just went out and got the mail. Now I have my jammie pants on.
How nice to tell you to get out of your own driveway! I'm glad they didn't write you up for obstructing justice, LOL!
Last night our power went out for three hours. Today our internet was off all morning. I wrapped more gifts, read a few flower catalogs and shouted with delight when I realized we were back online. I already had the floors vacumed and mopped, laundry and dishes caught up yesterday. There wasn't much to do, LOL!
Rain. Thunder possible. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall may reach one inch.
It started raining yesterday and is still raining now. The map shows rain all day. I'll take it!
The boys gave me a cold. Arrrrgggghhh! I've had something since Thanksgiving! I'm drinking my tomato juice. I even got up last night for a glassful, LOL!
Well I'm back from my northern camping trip in North FL. It was hot there the first three days (we were in shorts and flip flops), then a cold front and dipped to upper 30's one night, but steadily climbed back up. Had fun walking around and looking at all the lights, especially watching the laughing children playing in fake snow and riding in horse drawn sleigh singing Jingle bells. Didn't get to wear my fuzzy boots...just didn't get cold enough. Luckily no rain, just a misty day on Wed. when the cold front came through, but once we got home on Sunday night it rained ever since off and on...so guess we lucked out.
I had some catching up to do and have to laugh at ya all thinking 30's is warm and being cheated out of winter...but know the feeling...it is to be in the upper 70's here all the way until Christmas and I have lots of cookies to bake...just hard to do when it is so warm outside...but we are doing a homemade Christmas this year and everyone wants cookies and some salsas and pepper jellies...so I'm gonna be busy sweating in the kitchen for the next week...ugh!
Oh Country Gardens...thanks for snow pictures and your kitchen looks wonderful...how I'd love to have new cabinets...my kitchen is wonderfully decorated in early 80's...ha ha.
A picture of lights at Stephen Foster Culture Center in White Springs, FL
We've redid a lot of those 70's cabinets. Some have good cabinet bodies & very poor doors & drawers. We replace the doors & make new drawers with up to date hardware. Look real nice when done & only a fraction of the cost.
Rain has ended here for now. It was raining hard in Mankato. We sure needed it. Someone above is taking care of us!
hope the ground soaks up the rain before it freezes too hard...needs to soak in.
Our cabinets are shot all around...We've redone the floor and gotten new appliances, but that's as far as we have gotten. Made repairs to drawers - no hardware to worry about. More drawers to fix. Yet another project on the long list. Bathroom vanity needs to be done too. On top of it - multiply everything times 2...we own a side by side duplex. At least with the rental, we can write everything off. :) So fix up that side, then move over there and fix up this side. 100% write off that way :) Right?
Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph.
Laughing, having grown up with snowy Christmas's I don't think I could handle a warm one. Certain cloudy days bring making cut out sugar cookies to mind. You are going to be very busy in the kitchen, but neat idea and everyone will love their gift! Next year you will be on guard and can make it all earlier.
I'm glad your camping trip was a good one!
LOVE the green tree!
I love your kitchen is beautiful! Your work is just beautiful!
One of these days you are going to get your wish. It's funny tho. We often have no snow for Christmas, which makes the lights we hang look out of place.
We won't even discuss my kitchen!
I love duples houses! We have one in town and I was in it when a friend was babysitting there. I was fascinated with all the rooms!
Grinning over the AC as you do Christmas :o)
I went to DD's yesterday and sneezed and blew my nose past the kids on my lap. If they don't get my cold I'll be suprised, even tho they all gave it to me first.
And it rained all day. We even had thunder once. DH said our power went off again, but not as long, and the internet came back on.
I dont know either. low 30's maybe. Im home with the little guy today. He puked in his sleep, 3 times last night. Who does that? And stays asleep?
Stuck on pinterest.com getting way too many ideas for stuff I dont have time to do. but found a VERY cute idea for straw bale gardening...
(Picture was acquired from pinterest.com - I dont know who to give credit to)
I was in Mankato this late afternoon. Snowing like crazy. I had a though time getting. They got about ½". Tied up traffic bad. Mankato has a lot of hills!
Got home, only a couple flakes.
36º for a high tomorrow, 52º on Sunday. Love it!
Sunny to partly cloudy. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Good morning everyone! The boys have been waking up early, wanting on the computer to play their game. Don't we all? LOL! Last night we took them to see "Arthur's Christmas." A very good movie.When the reindeer fly, you feel a magic lost. It was the best part of the movie for me.
Your little girl is getting to the fun age to buy games for :o)
Tell Crystal I hope her job is going well, but I miss her posting.
Poor little guy! I hope he's better now.
Oh, that is cute! Shopping carts should be a woman's best friend, LOL!
I can imagine how busy you are right now. Good to see you!
Huge grin over the full sized cart! Then, push it into the garage for winter, LOL!!
I don't see in our forcast so I suppose it will snow here after we take down Christmas lights :o(
Happy Anniversary to them!
Happy cleaning to you, snicker :o)
Maybe snow Tuesday for us. 70% Woo Hoo!!
But then it warms up...
Beautiful day - mid 40's right now I think.
Up @ 5 from a kitten throwing up :( He's fine, but I've been up since then. We started a puzzle last night for family night. I was TOLD to stop at 11:17 last night...literally pulled away. Guess what I have been working on since 5:15 this morning?? :)
First, coffee, then to figure out why the kitchen outlets didnt work on the south wall only, but the lights did. Reset all the GFI's in the house and on the breaker box, unplugged the 2nd coffee pot (for cocoa water for the kids) and VWA-LAA - coffee brewing (thank the Lord!) Laundry loads every 40 minutes or so and I finished the puzzle about 20 minutes ago. Both kids helped a bit today with it - so I didnt get in trouble for doing it all myself :) Hubby watching the Vikings game, working on DD's Zune.
3 more loads, maybe 4. Got everything vacuumed yesterday (then someone decided to brush the dogs...really?), floors washed in the kitchen & living room, bins of christmas stuff put in the garage to get them out of the way, baseboards, appliances all cleaned, kitchen dusted, catboxes cleaned. Cleaned the kids' tub 5 or 6 times - one of the kittens is using it :( :P~ Better that than my bed though. Hope that has stopped for good.
WHO WANTS A KITTEN?!?!? UGH! Time to put an ad up at all the local vets. Petfinder classifieds isnt working and I think if I post it one more time on FB I will lose all my friends :)
Need to get some wrapping done pretty quick here or I will end up doing it 15 minutes before everything is unwrapped! Maybe I just put bows on shopping bags? ;)
I am SO ready for spring! 6 more months to go... :/
Highs in the mid 50s and sunny off and on. Winds picked up a bit this afternoon making it feel colder.
Well, the Kansas City Chiefs pulled of a miracle today. They beat the undefeated Green Bay Packers 19-14. I'm in total shock. My sister told me the score and I thought she meant the Chiefs lost. I was expecting them to lose!!! lol.
Still gonna be mostly rain on Tues but now they are saying we could get a mix. Just let it snow people!! LOL
Sally, I will well Crystal next time I talk to her what you said. Her subscription ran out so she can't post here. She still looks at some of the other stuff, though.
Aurora is getting so big. I will get a recent pic of her(it'll have to be a cell pic) and post it for everyone to see. I got to talk to her on the phone a few days ago. She actually TALKED(babbled) to me. I miss them both badly. They won't be able to come visit again until after the New Year.
Minne, we vacuum and then all 3 cats decide it's time to groom. I echo what you said...Really? We don't bother wrapping anything anymore. Gift bags and bows.
Me too, Celia! We're both in the same boat, so to speak!LOL I only get to see Nicholas online, but he also is so cute and babbling! I have some pics if you want to see also some videos from St Nicholas Day last week :
Here on the Big Island of Hawaii we have a Flash Flood Watch until tomorrow morning, increasing winds and almost continuous moderate to heavy rain. Grey skies forecast through Wednesday. However it is 65 - 70f. This has been the pattern for the past three or four months we just an occassional day of warm sun.
Winter weather advisory on the top of Mauna Kea above 10,000ft. Road to summit was closed above 9000ft due to icing this morning.
So Far this year we have had about 120 inches of rain in our area of Glenwood.
Sunshine all day today! Only in the low 20's though.
We may get a dusting of snow late the 24th and over night...and thats a pretty big might.
Guess it will be a brown Christmas. Last one was in '06 and '00 before that. Looking like a 5 or 6 year pattern, huh?
No Kwanjin, those temperatures and normal for our 2200 foot level on the Big Island, 70s is normal, 80's we consider hot.
Today was just great, a bit cloudy but some sun and a slight breeze. At 4.20pm its 70f. Forecast says breezier tomorrow but should be back to a night and morning showers tradewind pattern with a drying trend during the day.
Hey there Mike and welcome...nice to get a weather report from HI. 120 inches of rain...wowie!
Minnie, I'm always wrapping on Christmas eve, just to watch them ripped open less than a few hours. Stores should just give pretty Christmas looking bags with your purchases, then we wouldn't have to wrap anything, just hand the bag over...lol. Do you still have the last kitten?
Adina, Nicholas is adorable...I checked out your picasa pics, lovely family. I love the St. Nicholas Day decorations in the pictures. My youngest son, age 20 is named Nicholas. He goes by Nick.
Well no snow here...I'm baking cookies today, made all the dough yesterday, got on my tank top, shorts and flip flops...LOL. 60° this morning, that is warmed up from mid 50's the past five mornings. Gonna climb 80 today and should be the pattern until Christmas eve. A wee bit cooler on Christmas day, only up to 76. ☺
Since I probably won't get back on here again before the big day...I wish all my weather friends a very Merry Christmas...and SNOW! ☺
White Christmas, don't need it!
Millions of people traveling. Look what happened in SW US.
One year I was working on a farm 5 miles from our home. Blizzard came up Christmas Eve day. I didn't get home until the 26th. Really sucks when you have 3 children at home & can't enjoy Christmas with them!
Sherri - we have 2 kittens left. "Norm" and "Two-Two". TRYING to have them gone before the new year.
Managed to get everything - yes EVERYTHING - wrapped last night. DH took the kids on a "mission" to the store for my gift and I wrapped like a banshee. Got everything ready and after they left, I couldnt find my tape dispenser...so I got out the tape strips and fought with that thing the whole time. Why is it that when your hands are full, trying to hold the wrapping paper on without sending the gift flying across the table because it is a weird shape, you pull a piece of tape from the thing and it doesnt pull up another. Good grief.
A little warmer today - mid 20's - still no snow in the forecast. My driveway and snow blower are thanking me. Not sure the driveway can handle another winter - (adding to project list for next season I guess). If I could get away with it, I would just leave it all class 5 - unfortunately, that wont work.
Merry Christmas to those who are "leaving us" until after the holiday. :)
Heavy rain showers this morning with sun trying to push through the overcast at times.
The rainfall totals are normal for us. The last few years have been dry with less than 100 inches a year. Our historical average is 200 inches a year but we have not seen those totals in the 20 years we have lived here. We are in a rainforest area and one of the wettest in the islands. There is a spot on Kauai that is much wetter. We have bright green moss glowing through the forest and streams rush through in times of heavest rains and then dry up after three or four days. We are at the 220 ft level.The tradewinds blow the clouds against the sides of the mountain just below us at about the 2000ft so it is a little wetter there. It is neat to watch the clouds drift up the driveway when conditions are right.
We REALLY appreciate sunny days when we get them. Rubber boots and jeans are the clothing of choice, not shorts and slippers as is the vision of Hawaii. We have to drive 50 miles to find a black sand beach and sunshine.
This photo was taken a few weeks ago. It looked just like this again last Monday.
High of 26° in the forecast today.
We got a dusting of snow yesterday afternoon. Not even a ¼ inch - but oh man for the traffic accidents! Over the Hudson (WI) River Bridge, there were 5 - on the bridge. 3 EB & 2 WB. WHY WHY WHY and HOW do people who live in the north FORGET what snow does to the roads, what freezing temperatures do to the roads...We live in it 6-8 months out of the year. smh.
Well, that will be our snowfall for Christmas...no more in the forecast and temps in the mid to high 30's for this weekend. I may get a few cans of white spray paint and hit the yard :)
34 and sunny with early afternoon snow! Snowed for maybe an hour. Not quite enough to cover the grass, but enough to cause 52 accidents including a jack-knifed semi right up the street. 11" below average for snow fall this season. I foresee a high water bill this spring.