Cat · Snow!

Crazy temps here at Chez Aunt Jim

Crazy low temps in SC
Our TVs themselves are going to freeze with these crazy low temperatures!

Yes, it is cold here at Aunt Jim’s house.  The weatherman said it would be blustery cold at noon tomorrow, with a 20-mph wind making it feel more like 27 degrees than 39 degrees.

Today I and my neighbor Kim ventured out to the grocery store to restock. We decided to go together for safety in numbers. Or just company – I’m not sure what having both of us stranded would accomplish. The roads were pretty deserted and quite slushy. We felt like Yukon explorers. Everywhere we looked were white fields.

Later in the day Pickles and I took a nap on the couch.

Pickles getting ready for a nap.
Why are you snapping a picture just as I'm getting comfortable? Put that away so we can take a nap.


“Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cooooold out there today!”

I’m going to brave the elements and go into work today.

UPDATE, 9:30 a.m.: After slipping on the ice while digging out my car, and watching a heavy SUV fishtail on the streets of my subdivision, I decided NOT to go into work after all.  I can work from home!

Pickles continues to monitor the snow.


Cat · Snow!

Messy day – Third snow of this winter

Pickles and I are busy watching the snow fall at Aunt Jim headquarters. It’s a mess here – the weather forecast is for ice to start coming down after the snow stops.

On top of that, I’m still sick from my latest cold.

At first I thought I’d go to work late for an important 11:30 a.m. meeting. Then three things happened: I looked out the window and saw what the situation looked like; I turned on the news and saw it was all weather, all the time on Channel 10, and I started coughing and couldn’t stop. So I had a re-think about going to work today.  I e-mailed the project lead for that effort and asked him to set up a conference call. Very, very few people are driving in this. Of course all the government offices and schools are closed. I haven’t seen one car go by in our neighborhood. One of my co-workers is working from home. My team lead got into work but sent an e-mail to all of us saying “I drove into the office this morning; however I questioned myself after I got about halfway in.  There were cars sliding off the road.” There were only two people from our team in the office.

Snow falling
Snow falling outside the glass door at 7 a.m. Jan. 10, 2010

The neighborhood from my front door.

Pickles watching the snow fall
Pickles monitors the snow storm. She's one of Channel 10 Weatherman Ben Tanner's weather watchers!

Christmas · Snow!

May all your Christmases be white ….

Okay, it came a day late, but it came! We have snow for the day after Christmas. If we were in England we’d call this Boxing Day. Behold the power of the Internet – I can add a link and you can find out what Boxing Day is.

Now I have the urge to sing Good King Wencelas.

Snow on Dec. 26 - St. Stephen's Day
Snow on Dec. 26, 2010

The bird's nest in the snow
Outdoors in the snow, Dec. 26

Outdoors, a bird nest in the snow
Snow on the bird nest