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CLOSED!

USE MARCH-APRIL NOW!

 

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Cold and damp here again!!   March coming in like a lion.  I can personally verify that hope springs eternal.  Every morning I hope & believe that I can get ahead of my chores and get caught up on all the neglected ones.  Every evening I know it didnt happen and I may be even further behind.  Next morning I am hopeful again. 

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Morning? I survived the storm, slept right through most of it, including the town plow doing my driveway👍.

 

Don't know snowfall total, town only plows driveways for 15" .

Presently 17, might drop to 0* tonight, Spring will be delayed .🤣 at least here.

 

@n566192l 

 

If your tree produced spiky balls, best guess - sweetgum, walnut or horse chestnut.

 

If round - oak seed pods (acorn) the bane of my existence in fall. Followed by 12" pines cones dropping on unsuspecting heads.

 

On that note need to go clean out firewood pile, town won't touch that, between lower limbs of pine and fence - I'm on my own.

 

After coffee.

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Yep, yep, yep!  Good murnin' Porchlanders!

It's been a long, cold, snowy week. Been snowin' everyday for the last three days.  Right now all's quiet and no new snow is expected or at least I hope none falls.  

 

Yesterday, I did my duty for the mailman and shoveled the walk and the stoop and salted as well.  Despite shoveling as fast as I could, my feet were super cold and just a wee bit damp by the end.  I guess I should get a pair of boots.  After all, I do live in deep snow and ice country.  But my sturdy work/construction shoes have done me well thus far.  I guess it's time for a new pair of 'em!

 

Right now I've already gone through my first cup of Joe.  It warmed up my innards right down to my bones I'd even say.  I was so stiff and achy when my feet hit the floor this morning, but now it feels like my joints have been lubricated with WD40....The Industrial Strength!  So I guess it's time for cup number two.

 

Anyway, I'm planning to take in another movie this week; perhaps The Invisible Man.  I like Elizabeth Moss (of The Handmaidens Tale) and think this new version of this scary movie story just might be a good one.  Last weekend, an old friend and I finally got together and went to see The Call of the Wild with Harrison Ford...

and despite all of the negative reviews by the critics, we liked it a bunch. We both agreed, it might be worth seeing a second time.

 

Well, even though the sun's rays are blocked by heavy clouds, the white sky reflects off the white snow, making it bright light all around here.  And since the wind is still, it doesn't seem quite as cold as it did yesterday and the day before.  And that's a good thing!  Helps in keeping one's mood up fer sure.

 

So Front Porchers, Happy Friday to y'all.  Enjoy the day and...

Be safe, stay warm, and have some fun!

Lyds

 

 

 

 

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Morning Thursday seems to be snowing, windy and good day for a walk.

 

Feel like power WILL disappear, heavy and wet snow coating power lines and constantly shedding off roofs.

 

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And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Greetings,

Well, today  I am  stuck  at home. 2 generators blow this morning.  We have winds of 45 miles  per  hour  at times. The crews are out in force, cutting  trees  and making  the  repairs.  I  just  hope  everyone stays out of  their  way.  Their job  is  hard enough today with the  wind. The people  in my  2 street  town tend to  complain. I am  very  grateful  that  the  large  tree in  my  front  yard  was  removed.  I  will miss the shade it provided for  so many  years.  The  wonderful  fall colors.  However,  those little  ball things.  I  had to  rake  and step on, and  have no idea  what  purpose  they  had. The squirrels  didn't  even  want  them.  

I  really  hope  that  All the  Men  and Women  who  are  dispatched  today  and every day  are  stay. Those bucks  don't  look  to save as they sway in the  wind.

Anyway,  please  stay safe.  Wind  can be  very  dangerous.  I  forget  about  all the  firefighters.  Wind is not a friend  to  them  either. 

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Morning all, awoke to warmth and finally saw my first sight of driveway amidst ice on neighbors drive.

 

Spring I'll reserve excitement at thought because it's Maine. The signs are out and frost heaves abound, temp around 43* but, reality says 15-18" of snow coming tonight and tomorrow.

 

@LydiaN586309 

 

You took me on a trip back to my youth with Paczkis, forgot you were in Michigan. I lived in several Polish neighborhoods in Western And Eastern MA.  My Jean Kay Pasties, came in emergency delivery from friend and UPS last week.

 

If I could find my piping bag and actual yeast at WallyWorld or Hannafords might try my hand at making some custard, blackberry or Nutella filled.🤣 Pillsbury frozen just doesn't replace home made with Ms Schumanski's , Wadjslawski's or Bak's recipe.


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Don't get me started down the road of Amish/Mennonite communities, and craving for Faschnauts, my back really couldn't survive the ride today. Not the only one that moved to rural Maine, for land or homesteads or townships.

 

Guess I'll play on the woodpile and reheat a pasty tonight for dinner when the temps drop! Firewood should be defrosted before burning.

 

Froze

 

 

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Good morning to everyone on the Front Porch on this Wednesday morning February 26, 2020. We lucked out and saw the storm go South of here yesterday. 

Hoping everyone had a restful night's sleep.

The week ahead is going to be a little cooler but no major rain/snowfall. 

May all of you have quiet rest of the week. 

 

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Good mornin', Everybody out there in Porchlandia!

 

Despite the cold and fresh snow which fell overnight,

I'm feelin' wide-eyed and bushy-tailed this morning;  ready to take on the day, in fact! This could have something to do with my having added a cuppa green tea to my daily dietary regimen. Feels like it's helping me with my cleanse as my innards are more regular than they've been in quite a while. If you know what I mean. Wink!

 

Now, that's not to say that I've given up on my coffee.  No way!  Just means I'm trying some new things to fluff-up my health and vitality.

After all, anything's got to be an improvement over this!!!

 

I am still on my countdown.  Y'all know the one....

Image result for 23 days til spring

 

In the meantime, I'm gonna head out and get more firewood and Duraflame logs for the fireplace. Right now we are under a winter advisory as they just announced at least four more inches on top of the bunch already out there!  Brrrrrrrr!

 

 

Theres no tellin' how long this cold snap's gonna last, but I mean to be prepared; to stay warm and cozy for the duration. Hope y'all can do the same.

 

Now.......

Coffee.....pleeease!!!!!!!!!

Lyds

 

 

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Good afternoon, Porchers!!!

Well, it was just a coupla days ago that I was extolling the good weather we were having here.  And now, the weather villains are predicting six to eight inches of snow tonight and they announced that with smiles on their faces and jokes to boot. Well, I for one am not happy 'bout this turn of events.  In fact, I only have one real wood log and only three Duraflames left. You see on cold, snowy nights, I like to stoke the fireplace and keep it burning until either I fall asleep or it burns out. But a warm fire is the least of my worries as I have a long snowy drive home from work tonight.  

 

On another note, dear @catwoman500 I hafta thank you for catching me up on what day it is (Tuesday) and what's special about today.  Here in Michigan we celebrate FAT TUESDAY better know as Paczki Day.

 

This is a paczki (pronounced punch-key). Yum!  It's a Polish donut that's generally fat and round and soft and stuffed with creme or jelly fillings.  People used to stand in line for hours to get them from the few authentic Polish bakeries in the area.  Delicious!  And with coffee or hot chocolate...results in a coma!  I mean that in a good way of course.

 

Alas, no paczkis for me today.  In fact, I haven't even had a "first" cup of coffee yet today.  So I best get to it!

 

Be good, Porchers!!!  And stay safe and warm tonight.

 

Lyds

 

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