schedule…

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what a wonderful surprise…

the cleaners were supposed to be here yesterday but they took a snow day because of the weather which made perfect sense… I couldn’t get out of the driveway…

I was thinking they wouldn’t be here today although I asked if they might be able to fit me in…

it was a very long day so when I walked through the door and saw they’d been here it was such a treat…

just what I needed;-)…

drifted…

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this morning I was rather surprised by how much snow had fallen overnight…

when I opened the back door there was easily six inches of snow up against it… I figured it had just drifted and when I stepped over it there was six inches of snow on the deck and all the way to the garage…

when I opened the big door there was four or five inches… I walked along the driveway to see how deep the snow was and decided that I might not be able to get the car out…

back inside and called a cab… didn’t want to get stuck at the bottom of the driveway…

but it sure was pretty, lol…

was able to get a ride home with a colleague and walked from the end of the street to be sure she didn’t get stuck…

there was even more snow when I walked up the driveway… snow pants would have been helpful, lol…

the steps and sidewalk were completely covered…

my shoveler isn’t available tonight, but will be here at 7:30 am so that I can get out in time for work…

level…

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this morning I finally made it out for a hot tub… it has been crazy cold here and I just didn’t have the energy to get out there…

when I opened the lid I discovered that a lot of water had evaporated and the jets were shooting through the air… which, of course, leads to more evaporation, lol…

usually, when the water level is low, once I am in the tub, I use up enough space to stop the jets from overshooting, but not this morning…

needless to say, I didn’t stay out too long…

once I was dressed I went out and put water in… it is a bit of a process… have to put a hose through the dryer vent, then go outside and put the hose into the hot tub, usually using one side of the cover to hold it in place… then it is back downstairs to turn on the water, using a pair of pliers to turn it because my fingers aren’t strong enough… back outside to be sure the water is going in and not spraying the wall…

while I was waiting for it to fill, I took out the recycling and garbage… also had a few minutes to take some photos of the frost on one of the windows in the garage…

when it was full, back downstairs to turn off the water, run up and push the hose back into the basement, close the cover and run down to hang up the hose and connect the vent back up to the dryer… good exercise, lol…

quynh…

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finally had the time to take a photo of the February Chihuly calendar… the piece is called blue frog foot fiore… this installation was at the New York Botanical Garden in 2017…

was picked up by friends, went to the Nhu Quynh for a lovely lunch before we headed to PTE for this month’s show, which was excellent…

nice to spend time with friends…

scrambled…

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tonight I made scrambled eggs for my dinner…

made me think of my dad

he always used a fork to work the eggs in the frying pan… he would have been using a pan that didn’t have coating so the metal fork would have been fine, lol…

he felt that the fork made the eggs more light and fluffy…

I use a spatula, usually a purple one…

always interesting what we remember, isn’t it…

brrrr…

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my, oh my… it has been crazy cold

this morning while I was waiting for the car to warm up a bit, I took some pictures…

the cover of the hot tub is amazing… I haven’t been in it for a while, but it looks like it has turned into a cocoon to keep the heat in, lol…

it is so beautiful as everything is covered in ice…

I don’t usually sit in the car while it is running in the garage, but it was so cold that I felt Indi needed to warm up before we left… although the door was wide open it smelled, so I moved her onto the driveway for a few final minutes…

that’s when I got the pictures, lol…

last night when I left the office it was so cold that it felt like everything in the car was frozen, even though the battery had been plugged in all day…

rarely do we all plug in, but this morning I took this photo… clearly others felt it was cold as well…

foibles…

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yesterday, mid morning, all of sudden the display on my Charge 3 stopped working… my battery was fully charged and it continued to record and buzzed at appropriate times… just couldn’t see anything… Fitbit foibles

so I called the Fitbit support line and they told me to hook up to the charger and push the button for 8 seconds… sadly I didn’t have the charger at the office, but connected it when I got home… that didn’t fix it…

it was late when I emailed the person who had sent me the directions, but I got an email back this morning… another set of directions… this time held the button for 15 seconds…

it worked… hurray… don’t realize how much you depend on it until it isn’t working…

hope this isn’t a sign that it is going to have problems… the kids gave it to me for Christmas and I love it;-)…