Monday, December 27, 2010
Last time I visited my parents I noticed my mom was still wearing my grandmother's apron. She died more than 28 years ago and it was old then. I decided to make her a new apron and here she is opening it and modelling it.
Connor does not like clothes. He wears the same 3 shirts in rotation even though he has a drawer full of different ones. Part of the reason he chose the Catholic high school was so he didn't have to think about what to wear - they have a uniform. I bought him this "dress" shirt to help him out on Sundays.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I took this just to give you an idea how high our snowbanks are. Marcus is 6 foot 3 inches. I ache everywhere from throwing the snow over my shoulders for hours.
Shasta playing "King of the Castle". Usually we don't let her off leash in the front because she is very unpredictable. Between the deep snow and the ice on or driveway she can't travel very far or very fast so she is enjoying a lot of freedom.
This little car was stuck down the road when the first picture was taken. After he was freed he tried to turn when we were all yelling for him to keep going straight. We had freed the burgundy Ford by this point but he could only go a few cars lengths because another vehicle was stuck a few driveways down. The Ford was blocking the road to the right so I have no idea where this man was trying to go. You can still see the hood of the white van. He was there for well over an hour before being snowblowed out.
Then a bus got stuck. Why the bus was on the road on a snow day in the first place was beyond me. This contractor's truck tried to push the bus to no avail. Connor and Marcus and another stopped driver pushed the truck back, then they all pushed the bus forward. The truck got out on it's own as did the other two vehicles shown in the bottom picture.
A few more shots to show the depth of the snow. My truck looks like a super-raised monster truck and the snow is up past my knees.
More later, but the buses are off the road for the sixth day in two weeks, the Base is on minimum manning, many local roads are still closed by the OPP and we got at least another 19 inches of snow between midnight and 6 am.
I will post again, but right now I have to shovel out the back doorway so the dogs can get out onto the deck which is covered with 3 feet plus of snow - so they can find the ramp down to take care of business.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Here we are at the shelter. Why is everyone looking up?
Because Connor is on the roof. Why? Because it was there. Are you noticing a theme here? This boy has major issues with boundaries.