The county schools were closed today and our private school follows suit when it comes to weather-related closings. From as far back as I can remember, our school has never been closed due to extremely cold conditions. But when it comes to children waiting at bus stops in 2 degree weather with wind chills making it feel like –15, I understood the county’s reasoning.
I headed in around 9:30 just to get some work done in the quiet and turned around after my car began to make this horrible metal-grinding noise that scared me half to death. It sounded like it was coming from the rear brakes and I placed a phone call to the Subaru service center right away (had to leave a message).
By the time I got home, the noise had stopped but I’m still planning on taking it in to have them check it out and have an appointment for later this week. I decided to stay home and get some things done around here. Then I bundled up this afternoon and took my best buddy for a walk around the property.
I also took several photos with my cell phone, all of which I’m sharing here today.
Snapped this one looking through the front storm door.
I was really quite warm in my good jacket. You can wear it alone or with the thick down shell that comes with it. I wore the shell underneath today, that’s for sure!
But my hand sure got cold while I was taking the picture.
When I woke, it was 2 degrees. It appears to have warmed up considerably by 10 AM.
I just started reading this. I bought it for myself for Christmas.
I bought a pair of pillow covers too.
They were on a super sale at Pottery Barn.
This was George’s gift from Santa.
It’s a dog yummy jar from Fishs Eddy that I filled with treats for him.
He loves it.
I made a nice lunch, then did the dishes.
I kept the curtains closed in the living room to keep out the drafts.
When it’s a sunny day like it was today, I open the front door to let the sun pour through the storm window. Sometimes I pull the rocking chair there and sit with the sun warming me. Feels so good.
George would like a toy tossed to him now.
Guess that’s my cue to say ta ta for now.