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Sunday

Snow/Sleet

High: 42 °F Sunday
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Snow/Sleet

Low: 25 °F Monday

Snow

High: 27 °F Monday
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Snow
Likely
Low: 10 °F
Can you guess what we'll be doing Monday?  If you said , "Why Donna Lee, I imagine you are going to have to use another vacation day because you may well be snowed in."  You would be correct.  Probably.  We haven't gotten any official Winter Storm Warnings yet but since Monday is one of my biggest clinic days, I had to make plans ahead of time.  I can't chance that my clients will try to make it out in the craptastic weather we are predicted to have.
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We've had some odd weather lately.  For instance, it snowed last week and then we had thunder and lightning ("very very frightening") and then late in the day on Friday we had this.
Right before the rainbow appeared, the sky was an odd color and we could see the front moving off.  And then we watched the colors appear and a full bow.  I've seen bits and pieces but not often do we see the full thing.  And it looks like it separates two worlds.  Under the rainbow is all orangey pink and the rest of the world was bluish grey.  It was amazing.  I stood out side in the drizzle just watching it.
Saturday the temps were 60 F (15.5 C) and the sun was dazzling. Peter Kevin went to the Wood workers show with his brother in law and had a great time.  He bought a chuck for the lathe and a device that looks just like a needle gauge for measuring some kind of tool.
Since it was his birthday, I made his favorite cake.  Angel food with whipped cream and berries.  I made it from scrat…
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Here we go again!  We got another 3 inches of snow overnight and into the morning.  Peter Kevin went out and cleared off the car before we left and we had to clear it off again when we left.  It snowed big, fat, light flakes so it cleared off fairly easily.

It compacted well and we could have had a terrific time making a snowman or throwing snowballs but somehow that didn't fly on a work morning.  At least it wasn't enough snow to need to use a snow day again.



Almost the only color in our landscape these days is the Stop sign at the end of our street and our neighbor's recycling bucket!  You can see the large lumps of snow/ice from the previous storms.  They're now covered by a softening blanket of new snow. 
Peter Kevin actually said he was tired of snow.  Since we don't usually get that much, this was unexpected.  I can understand, though.  The stuff is so pretty as it's falling and so festive.  After a few days it gets old.  Fast.  As it melts a bit at a t…
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So, where have I been for the last few weeks?  I'll tell you.

First, I got the flu around Jan 31 and spent the first week of February moving between my couch and the bed and the bathroom.  I managed to get pinkeye during this time (I have no idea how, I didn't leave the house for days and days but the dr says it's not at all unusual for the virus to appear in the eyes).  I did have a flu shot back in October since it's a condition of my employment but obviously the virus didn't notice.

I tried to knit but was unable to focus on much of anything and my hands were busy keeping my nose dry.....

Most of this week, I was wearing a red vest (here I am in my office between requests for computer help).  We went "live" with our new computer system and the red vest was the way our project manager identified the SuperUsers and IT staff.  I spent most days helping folks get used to how the new system works.
It actually went way better than I thought.
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