Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Here We Go Again

Yes, we are getting more snow. Started yesterday afternoon and went on most of the night. Although when I was up about one o'clock I could see lights in the valley so probably stopped some. They have a Blizzard for all of Maryland today. and it's cold.

I went out to clean off a spot on the carport for the ground feeders to get some seeds. Scared about 3 doves that had been trying to find seeds I put out last night. Thank goodness I had filled the hanging feeder with sunflower seeds. The birds have really been using it. If they can keep the squirrels from jumping on it.

Wanted to just update all on Hubby's situation. He was hoping to come home tomorrow but another bad infection has popped up and required him to go back to the hospital to get a pic line put in as the antibiotic that will kill this thing has to be given directly into the vein at 6 hour intervals, I think, for about 10 days. Fortunately the nursing home can do this and he can keep up with the PT. He was very disappointed but, I would rather he not come home with this horrible weather.

Thanks goodness for a great neighbor who will clean my drive out when it stops. Till then I shall sew and quilt. Hope everyone is this same region will be safe.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Blizzard of 2010

No this doesn't look like a blizzard and I really wanted this last but didn't put them in right order and I haven't been able to move them around like you are suppose to.
This is a baby quilt I just finished the last couple of days, for one of my hubby's nurses that is expecting her 3rd in a week or so and the aides are giving her a shower on Friday and I thought this was a good way of showing her our appreciation for all she does. She is our favorite. This was a printed panel that someone gave me. Probably from the 80's or 90's but cute for a little girl which is what she is expecting. I just quilted it and put a sleeve on the back so she could hang it if she wanted to.
Now in case you haven't heard the east coast and mainly the DC area and Maryland have just gone though two days of snow and more snow. In fact I took a yardstick to the highest point on this porch this morning and it was 18 inches. This is our lower porch. It is a heavy snow this time not like the last one that you could blow away.
This is the bird feeder outside the lower porch. See how high that snow is stacked.? This is looking out the other side of the porch to the garage door and the Air conditioner motor. Has to be close to 2 feet piled on there. Hard to tell when that snow will be removed. Rusty our neighbor was over and cleaned out the upper drive and sometimes does clean this lower one but way too much snow for that now. These I took out front before anything had been done to the drive. Now the rail fence has disappeared with the snow that Rusty took off the drive. This goes out to the main road. This morning when I first came out to see how things were, The wind had blown snow on the car clear over the front windshield. I cleaned out to the end of the carport and then took this picture. I measured out as far as I could to get away from the roof and got 15 inches. Now that has all been cleaned off pretty much and is piled in the front yard.This is how it looks now after Rusty cleaned it and pushed a lot across the road. The snow plow did come though and has clean it off some more but think there is an inch of hard snow left. I want the blacktop to show through before going any place. Looks like the snow has finally stopped. Can see the whole valley once again.
Now Hubby has been well cared for and has hopes , maybe of coming home this coming week. Only time will tell and weather permitting.
Thanks for stopping by, hope the weather is a whole lot better where you are. It is beautiful though.