Image source Well, I'm back from taking the van to the garage. I should be happy. I really should. As I write this, we are still at -21C/-6F with a wind chill of -30C/-22F. Before heading out, I made a point of starting the van, then headed back inside to give it a good 15 … Continue reading Of course…
What a lovely day we are having today! As I write this, we are at -5C/23F, and are expected to get a bit warmer. After the deep freeze we just had, this is feeling downright tropical! I meant to post this picture yesterday, but I just didn't have the brain space to do a blog … Continue reading Problem found
Before I get into various things, I want to share some cute stuff with you, first! Our collection of baskets that had been stored in the big fish tank ended up on top of the piano for now. The cats love to go up there, so I fully expected them to take advantage of the … Continue reading Cute stuff, and some productivity
One of the first things I do in the morning, before heading outside to do my rounds, is check the weather. This morning, at a time when I would normally be starting to head outside, it was -36C/-32.8F Yeeeaaaaahhhhh.... No. I waited a couple of hours before heading out, but it was still -28C/-18.4F At … Continue reading It’s still cold out there, and… on a more serious note
Happy Three King's Day! Today is the Feast of the Epiphany, which is our last day of Christmas. After today, we start taking down our decorations. 🙂 It was another mild day today, so when I finished my rounds this morning, I decided to go ahead and dig out the fire pit. I considered breaking … Continue reading Happy Three King’s Day, and digging out the fire pit
We are having another beautifully mild day today! Just look at this image I got off one of the trail cams. What a gorgeous sunrise! So moody with the fog. I changed the batteries on the camera yesterday, so it's slightly out of position from where I want the motion sensors to be focused, but … Continue reading Second shopping attempt and, what the heck is going on?
We had ourselves a very pleasant surprise today! Company! Sort of... I got an email from my older brother, asking if he could swing by this afternoon. Considering that it's a 1 1/2 hour drive for him, this was a welcome surprise! I got his message after doing my morning rounds, which included changing the … Continue reading Clearing snow before it snows, and I think they’ve figured it out!
If all had gone to plan for today, I would be just arriving at my mother's right now, to help her with her grocery shopping. This morning, things were looking just fine out. Some of the cats still didn't want to go out in the relatively warm temperatures! 😀 Switching out the memory card on … Continue reading Stormy day
Before I catch up on things, I just had to share this photo. This is Little Braveheart, now known as Tissue, cuddling with "grandma". That is the protective foam insert that came with the new washing machine. Our old mama cat has claimed it as her favorite bed, but she doesn't mind a kitten joining … Continue reading Catching up
Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Leyendecker is undisturbed by human regulations and restrictions! 😀 Normally, our tree would have already been decorated, and the Advent wreath, with its candles, set up. It doesn't look like we'll be able to have a tree this year. The cats just seem to wait until we're not … Continue reading This is going to be an odd Christmas