Good evening everyone. I have many more warm pictures if anyone needs them. I am sure I will. We may see 55 Sunday and Monday, but then the 40s for a bit. It is better than below freezing so I should keep my mouth shut.
Mimi, I had eye allergies again in Utah. I did not have to do a panic stop while driving this time because I could not see, but they burned. Washing them out helped it go away, even just a wipe to remove any pollen can make a difference. I know how uncomfortable this is. I hope you get your needed rest.
Bette, I get bouts of bad fatigue. Some last one day, others go on for several. It is commonly a day before bad weather. I just grind my teeth through them .It is not something I recommend. We do not get sick days so I try to cut the week short my taking Friday or Monday off to cope, it helps some. We get a point for calling in, 6 in a year we are fired. We need a Dr's visit and note to go back after 2 days missed. They are not a very caring employer. It is like I need a truck to drag me along. It is good I have my tool cart to hang on to sometimes. I can't walk straight. I struggle to climb stairs or ladders. I could use some tips to cope better as well.
Good afternoon everyone. It was an ugly mess with about 6 or 7" of heavy wet snow this am. Some places got 19". The highway drive for the DW was iced over. Luckily, by 2:30 when work was over, half of it had melted so I had little to clean up. Warmer temps are supposed to come here as well. I will be ready.
Work was uneventful. We just had some head butting with upper management on decisions they do not understand the outcome of. It can be difficult to convey sometimes. It was one of those days I felt I have just been there far too long and need change. Someday...Tomorrow is Friday and things should be quiet. I can't wait for the weekend.
Mimi, I am glad you got to spend time with the GS, I miss when my boys were little sometimes, but at almost 40, I am not wanting another. My brother and cousin both have little ones. I will wait for grand babies.
Lou, the plan sounds nice for the kitchen. I let my wife decide as well. I tell her that she can choose because I can deal with what she likes. If I choose wrongly, I have to live with that, (and her), for the rest of my life. It's the better choice.
Good afternoon. Yes, mother nature is cruel sometimes. It was 24 this morning, only 27 now. We have not seen buds, flowers, or green of any sort yet here. It is snowing and the roads are getting very slippery. I hope the DW gets home safe on her 30 mile commute from work. Everything outside looks like January. By next week it is all supposed to change though.
I had a massage today. I did not know if I would make it after my trip. I did not have much money to burn. My good neighbor I house watch for voluntarily, paid me as a thanks for keeping an eye out and his parking space clear. I told him not to, but he insisted. It seemed like Karma was paying me back. I had the funds to get my needed massage. My back was a mess that I was not entirely aware of. I feel so much better.
Work was ok today, past the hump now for the week so things are good here. I was not good last night with the storm moving in but I am a little better today.
To all, warm thoughts. It seems to be cold everywhere except maybe Arizona. Take care everyone.
Here is a picture for the Utah dessert. Think warm!
Good afternoon everyone. It is cool here and we are supposed to get more snow tomorrow. They are talking 3-6". I can feel the weather today quite a bit. It was a nice break being in a warm and dry climate for a week. I could get used to that.
Work was alright today. I was careful as my body was cranky. The drama is still at bay and things are good there for now. I just can't seem to love being there. I wish I did. It would make things easier. I think I have just been in the same place far too long.
With any luck this snow will melt this weekend and spring will finally start here. the grass is just starting to show in places.
I was just hauling in groceries for my fibro neighbor. She fell on the ice a couple weeks ago. I felt bad. I take care of her walks but it was almost impossible to keep the ice off of them. She is 75 and fit for her age. She felt ok after, but a few days later she was in pain. She is having a tough time so I am trying to help her through it. I told her to see her Dr, and she is next week.
I wish common sense was more common. People get to play dumb instead of being responsible far more often now than I remember as a child. There are warning labels on everything that are usually redundant, but they are there so nobody sues, silliness. Such a strange world it is.
I hope you all have a great night. Take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. It sure feels cold here leaving Utah the other day and coming to the 30's again. It seems it will never end this year, but it has to eventually. We are supposed to get snow Wednesday and maybe more Friday. Silly it is...
I was not myself today. On my way home I forgot to call in my script for Plaquenil and I ran out for a day, I could not fill it until this afternoon. I also forgot to take my Gabapentin this am since I was out of the other. So I quickly realized what both do to help me. After work I had my meds and got back on track. I am sure I will be better tomorrow.
Work was ok for a first day back. I missed a whole bunch of drama that I was not a part of, but I am glad I was not there to see. In a nutshell, some people feel too entitled and that the world revolves around them alone. The fan was on high and the poo was flying before the message got through their thick skull. Hopefully things will be quiet for a while.
Mimi. no roller coasters for me. Too scary! Lol! I don't care for the free falling anymore. I hope the rain does not cause you too much trouble, I know how it affects many of us.
Lou, the weather is just crazy everywhere isn't it? I know how much fun it is to have a house torn apart in the cold. No fun at all.
I wish you all good rest tonight and a great day tomorrow. Take care everyone.View Thread
Good morning everyone. It is good to be home and to have slept in my own bed last night. I slept like a baby. Our trip went very well. We left here in snow covered roads. About 50 miles from the twin cities a car spun out in front of us and slid in the ditch. We made it past the cities and the roads were good all the way to Utah.
We did some very hard trails that I did not think we could get through. Honestly, our Jeeps are much smaller than what the trail rating recommends. We are somewhat professionals in our hobby. We have all been driving trails for 10 years or more. The scenery was amazing and the breakdowns were easy fixes. On the way home my Jeep ran a little hot, but it is 16 years old and was way overloaded. It got us home safely. In all we drove 3200 miles. It was in the mid 60's up to 80 during the week. I have the sunburn to prove it.
I slept poorly in the tent. My brother was snoring, and the geese on CO river were have big conversations at 5am each day. We were camping right on the river about 4 miles from Moab and it was beautiful. I will share pictures when I have them loaded.
The dry air makes a huge difference. I felt pretty good for being tossed around like a ragdoll for 8 hours a day on the trail, and sleeping on the ground. Once back over the MN border I could feel the chill in my bones. It was a nice break though.
Funny, my toilet needs attention here too. It keeps running and the float is sticking. I think there is rust in the line and it is filling too slowly. I will have to tinker with it today. Luckily we have city water that is now metered yet.
I came home to about 3/4 of the snow having melted already. It looks like spring here now instead of January. It is supposed to be only in the upper 30's this week though. I guess it's and improvement over a couple weeks ago though.
I have a lot to do today so I best get rolling. I hope you all have a wonderful day! Take care everyone.