Sunny here too, around 40, but DH said the wind would be picking up later. He spent a good chunk of the day yesterday out pruning a couple big stands of sweet ferns (Comptonia peregrina). It was warm but damp so not as nice as it is today. But the thaw is definitely on. I need to get out and rake and start picking up. Patti
DH just cancelled our trip to Vt as he had planned on skiing on Mon and Tue and it appears that it is going to be raining. Not good for downhill. I would be playing inside while in Vt, so I am happy to stay in Nantucket. Patti
Heading to Boston to see Doctor in AM then on to Vt for a few days. Hope the weather is OK for traveling. DH is desperate to go skiing so he wants snow. While he is skiing I will keep plugging away on labeling garden photo's from last year. I am so far behind. Now 43* and gray. Patti
The long range forecaster I follow on Twitter says we are in for a real arctic blast next week. Coldest temps yet. Brrrr. But it IS winter after all. Wouldn't mind a little snow. I did say little, though.
Temps are suppose to drop to 7* tonight. It was 33* when we arrived last night. Our renovated Vt house is now cozy and warm, so let the arctic blast roar through. But hope it isn't too brutal so DH can ski tomorrow. Patti
windy here as well with the cold weather coming - too warm to xcountry today so went on a little power walk and came back and picked off interior dead branchs and leaves off a couple jm dissectums as well as judging where to trim out some lower branches that are being over taken from other branches above. kinda nice to take your time and work on them.
I take it when someone in the family is starting to feel sick, 1 a day,
If I start feeling sick twice a day and I was up to 4x a day fending off the flu back in December and was only really out of it for 1 full day and then bounced right back
We got about an inch also. We had our friends in for dessert after going out for dinner and when they left at about 8 it was snowing and already accumulating! We were surprised when the door was opened!
DH froze skiing, but he didn't leave the mountain until it was 9*. He bought some hand warmers to put inside his gloves. I think he had Stratton to himself so he had a great day skiing. I stayed home and worked on my garden journal and made a big pile of meatballs. I will freeze most of them for later meals, but we will have some tonight with some of his homemade red sauce from our summer's veggie beds bounty. Yummy. Patti
Ugh. I think I may have the flu, despite the shot. Fever, body aches and he absolute worst sinus pain I ever had. Did not sleep at all last night. Thought it was just a sinus infection last night. Sucks!
It was zero at 7:15 when I ventured downstairs...up to a balmy 5 right now...have to go up to the farm to babysit, always colder up there...hope you are feeling better, Victor...flu is nothing to fool with!
Had to go out to a wake last night. Thought I'd freeze to death. Skipped the funeral today because of sinus infection. Victor, I can't live without Saline and hot beverages to help take the congestion pain away. Z Pak is the only prescription that works for me if this gets worse.
That's why I love Maine in the summer! My son worked on MLK Day in New Milford, CT where a church has brought in many modular homes for folks from Staten Island...he was putting in towel racks, medicine chests, etc. The high in Goshen today was 9...
-2 at 8 this morning. But sunny and dry so I went for a walk.
I had to check on the place where a lady ran off our road near our barn last night. She pounded on my door at about 10:30 as my lights were on as I was still up watching the tennis and working on my garden journal. She was freaked out as she said her car was totaled and in the snowbank. She said that her air bags had gone off, but she wasn't hurt just very upset as it is her only car and she has no money.
I made her a cup of tea while she called her family who happen to own a tow truck and auto repair shop about 10 miles away in Putney Vt, but she thinks the car is beyond repair. She is a part time aid for a really nice elderly man who lives a 1/4 mile down the road. She said she was going too fast trying to get home after work. The speed is posted at 25, but I assume she was doing 40. This morning I could see her tire marks and it appeared that she never braked and just drove off the road on a gentle curve. The car just missed going into a big ditch full of running water that would have no doubt cause her personal injury and she also just missed a sizable tree, but she didn't go far enough into the woods to end up in the icy Brook. There are lots of broken car bits in the woods now. Her son arrived and lifted the car onto a flat bed, but it took a while. Poor thing. Patti
She wasn't dressed for the weather so it was a good thing that she didn't have to walk far, However the road was mostly clear of snow as was our driveway so her lack of boots wasn't a big issue for her, but it sure could have been if she had had to trudge through some heavy snow. She did have to get out of the car in a big snow pile. Plus her cell phone wouldn't work on our road which freaked her out. I have no car up here so I couldn't drive her home or to the hospital if she had needed up, but I could have roused my neighbors if needed. Our local fire station is 2 blocks away so I could get help quickly if needed. We have a land line as my cell phone service is also spotty up here, so we called her family on that line. But driving around up here with only a light coat, no hat, or gloves makes very little sense. We keep extra warm stuff in the car in the winter just in case we were to get stuck, including a pillow and blankets and usually two dogs for extra warmth. And to think she was born up here. Patti
Over the past week, our low temperature was 3.7 F and today it got up to 34, which still had a cold wind. Now that the sun is down its 24.
Interesting that the camellias look a lot like holly with somewhat crinkled leaves. April Remembered is living to its name with tons of big fat buds on every branch. They've been unchanged since November.
Gray and about 22. No snow yet, but looks like we might get some.
DH is up skiing with his nephew. he just called and said the conditions are great at Stratton. I feel sorry for the poor kid as I am afraid my DH will run him into the ground. The nephew hasn't been on a mountain in a couple of years and my DH is a pretty amazing skier. He learned young when skiing every good weekend up in New Hampshire and also skied with a real pro in Switzerland over many years at Xmas time. He skis wedeln style like he learned as a kid which is now out of date, but he sure looks pretty zipping down the mountain doing a zillion quick turns. And because he plays hockey year round and does all the garden work, he is in great shape. So I am thinking that nephew who is a website designer and plays in a rock band in Boston will be pooped very quickly. Though he has a two year old to chase around so maybe he will survive the day. Patti
Glad your DH got some good skiing in, Patti...my son & his family are headed to Smuggler's Notch in 2 weeks...it's now raining...don't know if it's freezing or not, but I shoveled about 21/2" of heavy snow off the walk, & made a path in the drive to get the garbage out...don't want to take off too much snow, or it will be an ice rink out there...
DH called and because of a bad accident on rt 30 he has been detoured completely in the wrong direction. I am sure he has driven an hour out of the way and he is still not home. I will be curious to see where he went to get home. Worse for the Nephew who has to drive back to Boston. But he said skiing was great. I made a couple of batches of Mac and cheese so dinner can be eaten anytime. Patti