Hello and Welcome! Come on over and I’ll get you a nice large mug of very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some hot cocoa. It is still cold and wet out here, but not raining. or snowing! The flowers are very beat up, but still beautiful, so let’s just look at the flowers as we sip our coffee. Oh, where are we, you ask? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as begin from New Hampshire. I am thinking of updating my spring NH photo from this mid-March on to mid-April with lots of flowers. We’ll see…
Anyway, you may have noticed that I said “snow” up in that last paragraph. This is a longish story, so make sure you have plenty of coffee, and let’s go.
As soon as my age group was eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine, I went on line and signed up. Yesterday was the day for my first shot! Of course, the vaccine location was an hour drive away, but, hey, work was flexible and no problem takign time off.
The problem was the weather. It was pouring rain when I left. Actually, it was a nasty mix of rain and snow. Not much was sticking, but it was sure coming down. And I could not keep my windows fog free, no matter how hard I tried. If it wasn’t for the shot, I would not have left the house!
So, down to the vaccine center, and enter in the pouring rain/snow mix. Go through the maze (I think to keep people separated, but it was efficient). Shot done. Sit for 20 minutes, next appointment made. May 40 minutes total inside.
There was 3 inches/8 cm of wet, heavy snow over everything, and it was coming down fast and furious. I cleaned the car, and it was already covered. i had the windshield wipers on, and cleaned the windows again before I got into the car, but by the time I was sitting, the wipers were pretty clogged with ice.
Everything on full blast, and the windows stayed foggy, though I constantly wiped around my with a towel.
The roads were slick, very, very slick. nasty.
So we inched out way to the highway. The highway was much clearer, or at least one of the three lanes was. It was quite the mess though! You had people on the highway going 20 mph (32 kph) and others still going 60 mph (100 kph) or faster, just weaving in and out, rocketing from left to right lane and back. I was on the highway for only about 6 or 7 miles (10 km), and the conditions were improved by the time I got off.
And they continued to improve. Snow was still coming down, but not at a total whiteout. There was less and less snow on the road and even the snow beside the road melted fast.
Currently you can still see snow in a few select spots, but it melted very fast.
Besides snow and shots, I worked, I ran and exercised, though not as much as usual (weather, dogs, etc.), I walked dogs and played with them, I read, I wrote, I practiced and played music and I read. I’m sure there are things I missed, but that was pretty much my week.
Even though it is damp and cool, I am hoping to get out some today and I have to exercise, dogs bothering me or not!
I will be in and out and around on occasion.
Thanks for stopping by! If you have a coffee share, I will try to visit, but no promises.