Thursday, December 12, 2013

Snowbound



'Tis early for the snow. Very early. Normally we get it around February as we are so sheltered on this part of the Avalon Peninsula where I live.

I had to cancel a lot of plans for yesterday as I made the decision not to head into St. John's where I had a few commitments. I cancelled them and just hunkered down at home. Blizzards on the highway at night with flying trucks and wayward moose are not conducive to peace of mind. Not at all. I speak as one who has huddled in terror at the side of the un-safety-railed road as passing trucks threw snow on me in such quantities that the wipers could not perform.

The sun is brilliant right now. I took a picture this morning of it cracking the hill behind my house. It was minus 10 Centigrade and I was wondering why I was so cold. The fingers had it. My fingers tell me the temperature. Always.

Yesterday morning I spent in my brand new office up the road. Filing cabinets and bookshelves and guest chairs and everything. I never thought to be in such a place.

My present life continues to astonish me.

23 comments:

  1. Please tell us more about the office when you get time. Is it part of your increased involvement in your community? You sound very happy.

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  2. very cold by my woods
    no snow at the moment but
    can change quickly
    share about your new office :)

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  3. It sounds like you are having fun. Enjoy!

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  4. Stay safe, and as warm as you can. Ireland this mid-December is eerily mild, many degrees warmer than it really ought to be this time of year. Though pleasant in some ways (and easier on the small garden birds), it is also frankly worrying.

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  5. Yes, Enna, it is all part of a quite inspiring message passed to me by a friend several months ago. I could sit back and let rural Newfoundland die off or get more involved and pro-active and do my damned best not to see this happen.
    I will give it my very best.
    XO
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  6. OWJ:

    I have to watch my anonymity here and already a local has cracked my identity on this blog but has promised to keep mum about it.

    I belong to a very small community so need to be careful or go public and write fluff.

    LOL

    XO
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  7. Stan:

    It is quite topsy turvy this weather of ours, isn't it.

    Though pretty and lovely, etc., the normal patterns are disrupted.

    XO
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  8. Winter is here early this year too.A fifty cm dump on us on Wednesday was taken in stride by most of us.
    The snow has stopped and the cold has moved in ...3 degrees F this morning at six.

    Snuggle down eh!

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  9. So far, we are spared such a winter and the weather is fairly mild. I'd like to hear more about your new office with the guest chairs. That is a new development, isn't it? Did Leo chop enough firewood for you?

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  10. Stay warm! It feels a little surreal looking at your snow picture when I was sweltering in 27 degree C heat yesterday (a little cooler today, but not much), and I'm busy battling to keep the birds away from the strawberries and redcurrants! Sending you warm thoughts...

    Enjoy the new office - I look forward to reading more about it - as much as you are able to say!

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  11. Le Brrrrrr! Be safe and be warm.
    Yes, the problem of anonymity is real. I use a pseudonym but don't need it any more, since I retired. And I am reasonably. circumspect about what I post about people. Oh the stories I could tell!

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  12. Once one hits the proverbial three score and ten, as I have, one's present life will always astonish one! Mine does me too.

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  13. GFB:
    50cm?? Oh my. We're already complaining about a projected 15cm dump on Monday!!

    You and the missus stay safe. You've piled on some obstacles this past year but you will survive!!

    XO
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  14. Irene:

    Leo had a helper in Jerry and my wood is dry and beautifully stacked in the barn. I must take a picture. Enough for about 1 winter and a half :)

    I will email you privately with the developments from here!!

    XO
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  15. Hi Jo:

    Ah another of my friends in the throes of summer, my Oz and South African peeps are taunting me, LOL

    Our turn will come!!

    XO
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  16. Hattie:

    I haven't had to be circumspect - yet - but may have to be in the future.

    I think you might have seen an announcement on FB, right?

    XO
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  17. I guess you must have a good hot stove in your new office, to deal with the minus 10 temperatures.

    No snow in Northern Ireland yet, it's fairly mild right now. The farmers always dread heavy snowfalls, as sheep can easily be buried alive.

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  18. Stay cosy, no point in risking your sanity.

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  19. Nick:
    Controllable thermostat, I love it.

    Yes animals can sure suffer a lot when the temp drops.

    XO
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  20. Yes Friko thanks and weather is really going to hit tomorrow night and Monday :(

    XO
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  21. We got a little snow before Thanksgiving and some flurries one day last week. That's it so far, but it's still very early for us, too.

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