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Offline Alice

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Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019
« on: February 05, 2019, 07:23:46 AM »
Good Morning,

The Polar Vortex has ended and we began having temps rise to the point of being in the mid to high 40's for the weekend. The drive home from work Friday was very slick as the slush levels were high and cars were just spinning on the slush. Lots of slide offs and bumper boo boo's.  Saturday and Sunday the temps were high enough to begin a BIG melt of all the snow making many of the side streets very slippery. Main roads got better and better as each day progressed. But the's everywhere. My garage floor is wet from moisture and the windows are drippy in the garage. My house is fine because of the warm air circulating. I also made sure to rake the roof edges of snow on Friday afternoon so we wouldn't have the problem of ice jams and potential leakage.

We got out of Friday to do returnables, recyclables and get some groceries. Everywhere we went it was busy. Last week during the week no one was safely able to get out so Saturday was the day to get the pantries filled. Every shopping cart was taken and being used and the stores were so full of people. I heard that the stock of food last week didn't happen because the trucks couldn't get in. So finally when the trucks got in to replenish the shelves, people made a beeline to get their shopping done.  We didn't need a lot but a few veggies and some dairy.

Monday, it started to rain and it rained a lot of heavy rain. Today the temps should be a bit cooler and I can see everything starting to dry up. Then we're headed into another weekend of very cold and slippery weather. Ahhhh, Michigan winters.

We have still been working through the freezer but yesterday hubby went to the store and found some deals on chicken so there is a bunch more chicken in the freezer. That's OK because why pay high price when you need as it's better to pay the low price when you don't need it now but will need it later.  He also found a couple of beef steaks. We haven't had beef steak for a while and I think our iron is a bit low so we cooked those up. We had fajitas but also just left a few to be eaten as steak and we all agreed our bodies needed the beef. Oh, and I made a beef stir fry for sometime this week. I found a lot of veggies discounted so he used those in the stir fry. I tried something I have never had before and that is spaghetti squash. I cooked two small ones up last night and I really liked those. I think I will try to make a fettuccini alfredo with spinach and spaghetti squash tonight as I have spinach that needs to be used up. I'm surprised how firm the noodles are as I expected them to be mushy. A nice surprise.

Would love to hear about your day!

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Offline pamgonzo

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Re: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 09:40:02 AM »
Alice: good to see you have survived the weather as of Tuesday.  It has been so crazy.

I have not really been on my computer much, so I haven't been around here. 

Our power went out yesterday morning around 8:30.  I checked to see when we could expect restoration, and it was saying 11:45 pm.  Yikes!  Not sure why, but the estimation was updated to 1:45 pm, and that's about what time it actually came back on.  It has been on ever since, and I am praying it remains on.  Much of our neighborhood is still out, as is a lot of the West Michigan area.  It is scary because it is so cold.  We have no other source of heating our house without power.  No fireplace, or generator.  it did get a little chilly in here, but really the temp only dropped about 7 degrees by the time the power was restored. 

I am hoping the worst of it is over, but now I am seeing we might be in for more next week.  The schools have been closed so much from this.  In the past 2 weeks our school was only in session one of the 10 days.  Must be rough on the parents!

My days have been at home as well with all of this craziness!  I should have gotten some projects completed, but for some reason it just wasn't happening.  I did complete a 1000 piece puzzle though!   ::) 

Not much has been happening here.  Hubby is on the road this week and next for a work project.  I'm kind of concerned about it since who knows how the weather and conditions will be.  Prayers for his safe travels would be appreciated!

Hope everyone is staying safe and warm.  We are doing our best to make it through!
Would love to hear how everyone is.
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