Saturday, January 13, 2018

2017-12-30 - Saturday - Snow

On Saturday it snowed in our part of PA and we enjoyed it quite a bit. It's been cold here. Saturday's high was 23 F and the low was 18 F. This snow was not sticky at all, it was powder.

It was fun watching it come down when we had nowhere to be. It was so quiet...

Video taken through the kitchen window.

My walk to Eva's house.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

2017-12-29 - Friday - Doodle

My current phone is a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and it comes with a stylus.

While we were sitting in the kitchen talking I started doodling with the stylus. I wasn't worried about the proportions as much as I wanted to see what kind of shading I could achieve with the tools in the stock paint program. I did it while talking so only gave it half my attention. I need to work with it some more.


2017-12-27 - Wednesday - Death by chocolate

I think Karen is trying to kill me (with kindness). This is just some of the chocolate Karen got me for Christmas. She also got me almonds in dark chocolate with turbinado sugar and sea salt. No matter how you slice it, that's a lot of chocolate.

We drove to Pennsylvania to spend Christmas with the relatives and see our kids. When we got there, Eva's water heater was not working so I offered to help her change out the thermostats. We got the water heater fixed and while we were working on it I noticed the bottom of her cellar staircase. Each board has been individually wedged. That's some nice work.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

2017-12-26 - Tuesday - Who spilled paint?

We had a very quiet Christmas. We stayed in our PJs all day.

When I walked out on Tuesday I thought someone had spilled paint on the driveway. That had to be some big bird.


2017-12-24 - Sunday - Festive shrubbery

On Christmas Eve I was outside grilling and noticed that the Harbor Belle dwarf nandinas were fruiting. It made me think even the shrubs were in the Christmas season (even though Karen and I are spending Christmas alone and I was grilling).

It was odd without the kids. Stephanie and Brett spent Thanksgiving with us, so they spent Christmas with Brett's family. Meredith couldn't get time off for Christmas until the 29th. We will all meet up in Pennsylvania after Christmas. That will be nice.

I love Karen, and we love spending time together, but it was a strange Christmas without the kids here. Binkley isn't here either, and he always LOVED Christmas.

We discussed going someplace for Christmas next year, possibly a cruise.

We'll see.


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

2017-12-20 - Wednesday - Rite Aid Macy

Karen and I always get a kick out of partially burned-out signs. Unfortunately we usually see them from the road when we can't stop and get an image. This one was in a shopping center parking lot.

When I saw this I said, "I didn't know that Rite Aid bought Macy's."

We chuckled and drove on.


2017-12-19 - Tuesday - Lumberton sunset

Tuesday when I was leaving my customer's office in Lumberton, NC I was stopped dead in my tracks by the sky again. I had just missed the actual sunset, but caught the aftermath. The clouds were amazing.