1-30-10 Saturday (Adventures)

We awoke to ice pellets (aka sleet) dropping from the sky.  I call it sleet but some southerners and south westerners aren’t familiar with the term.  Ice pellets does sound more intense though.  Where was I?  Oh, so yeah, a wintery mess falling from the sky.  I stepped out in it for a moment or two and the snow was crunchy.  The snow had frozen.  Watching the news you’d think there was a blizzard or such but again, I guess that’s big here for a city that’s not accustomed to it.  With all the ice and such on the roads, we’ve opted to stay off them.  When we were in Portland, we did explore in the Jeep.  I think we did that because of cabin fever and we stuck to back roads quite a bit.

Clea runs out the door more often than I’d like.  This time, we let her go out to see what she’d do with the snow.  She didn’t seem to mind it. 

2010-01-29 04 Above: Last night: Here’s Clea being chaperoned by Dasher.

Below: Clea gets her groove on in the snow.

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I received my first Time-Warner cable bill.  Now remember I last told you:

“With taxes and all, my monthly bill will be $78.94 for at least a year! “


Jim and I decided to venture out.  The cul-de-sac was so iced. I got out of the Jeep when I saw water running under the ice.  It looked cool.  Meanwhile, Jim put the Jeep in park but it slid toward the driveway which is on a slope.  I couldn’t walk.  I was sliding all over.   Scary.  Yeah, we still ventured anyway. 

A short distance of driving took a long time.  We live deep within a neighborhood which was covered in a sheet of ice.  Once we made it to the main roads we were surprised to find the roads only partially cleared.  We witnessed several vehicles that had slid off road.  I think it’s going to take a long time for this town to get back to normal.  Ugh.


  1. I'm not sure how it happened, but there was a small pocket of DRYNESS that my little town was part of. There was snow all around us, yet, here in Pottstown, it was nice and dry. Cold as a witch's tit, but dry!

  2. OK, the water flowing under the ice looked like sperm....

  3. @WayTwisted: Phew. Glad I wasn't the only one who thought that. My what long tails they have though. Long tails equal long ?

    @Joanie: Exactly how cold is a witches tit?

  4. I love the water under ice thing- I've seen that a few times and it's always fascinating.

    I love love love the pics of Clea in the snow!! That would have made a great video, I bet. It's strange to me that a cat would like snow like that!

    So what's up with that bill??? Are you going to call them and complain?

  5. $115.72 per month for cable? I hope your also getting internet and phone, and pizza delivery with that price!

  6. @Wayne: It's supposed to be $78 for phone, cable, and internet.

    @Liz: Hell yeah I'll be complaining!

  7. I thought of worms, not sperm - hey, same thing, eh? Either way it was bizarre; I've never seen that. And don't forget, that thin sheet of ice you mentioned can be worse than the thick ice I still have out here.

    Clea! Your sister lives with me! Although when she goes out she tries to find snowless patches. She rolls like that on the concrete outside, but not actually on the snow.

    Nancy in Iowa

  8. This one's for Clea - wish I could do that!

  9. Clea can't have a sister. She doesn't play well with others.


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