Thursday, December 31, 2009
Quietly, we will (or maybe not) see the New Year come in. And tomorrow when all those football games are being played we will be moving down through Alabama after skimming through a corner of Georgia.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
At the West Virginia reststop, yes there are still some still opened, Travis jumped off a chair and hurt his right rear leg. He is not putting any weight on it. If it is not better in the next few days, we will have to find a vet and have his leg looked at. We are hoping he just sprained it.
We have stopped for the night at Fort Chiswell, Va. and are planning to get to Alabama tomorrow. The weather report is for freezing rain changing to rain in the morning. If things are too bad, we will stay here for another day.
We had to contact our son because we left several items in the refrigerator at home and have him stop by and take care of them.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Tom spent several hours this morning with the snow blower cleaning out our driveway and walkways plus a neighbors driveway. According to the report in the paper we had about 17.5 inches of snow, quite a snowfall for this area. Taneytown has not done a very good job of clearing the streets. There were 6-7 inches of snow on the roadways today that I'm sure has gotten icy tonight as the temperature dropped. I hope tomorrow plows get out to clear the streets.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Well, all the weather reports were right, we got hit with the big one. We have anywhere’s from 18 to 24 inches of snow. All of the local television stations had there news teams on most of the day to cover the snow storm. After several hours you get tired of hearing the same thing being repeated again and again.
This afternoon I fired up the snowblower and worked on the walkways and the driveway so it will not be so much to tackle tomorrow when the snow is over. Now I hope the wind does not get up over night and cause a lot of drifting.
All of the events we were planning to attend this weekend were cancelled.
Friday, December 18, 2009
I moved the snow blower out of the storage shed, gassed it up, started it and parked it under the deck by the basement door so I won't have to tromp through the snow to get to it Saturday morning. I guess I know how my day is going to be spent.
We have three different Christmas activities scheduled for Saturday. One has already been cancelled and the other two probably will be cancelled as well.
This afternoon Leah and I went to see the movie "The Blind Side." It had a very good story line and was a very enjoyable movie. We recommend it to everyone.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
We had a December family birthday celebration today. Maddy, our granddaughter, has a birthday on Monday, Beth, our daughter-in-law, birthday is the 23rd and Tom's the 29th. We took everyone to a greenhouse operation that sells pointsettias at this time of the year. Beth is such a lover of plants that we wanted her to get some pointsettias as part of her birthday present. The inventory was beginning to get somewhat low but we were able to find some beautiful plants to decorate our homes. Afterwards we returned back home for lunch and play time with baby Parker. It was a nice family day.
Thursday, December 03, 2009
We have been in Virginia this week baby sitting. Our son had to go out of town on business for the week and our daughter-in-law had to go into work.
In addition to looking after Parker we also have our older grandson, Anthony. Anthony is in school everyday, so we only see him for a little while in the morning and in the evening after school. It has been a good week for us here and we have really enjoyed baby sitting.