Sunday, February 10, 2008

Freezing!



Once again it's below "0" here and we've thrown a bit extra hay to the girls and the goats. Of course it snowed again last night a couple of inches on top of the 14 inches or so that we got a few days ago and the northern frigid hefty winds are blowing and the snow is drifting. So travel home from work this morning was treacherous as the freeway was just ice. At one point, the fastest I could go without sliding was 30 miles per hour. I counted 8 fresh dillholes sitting in the ditches on my way home. And to top it off when I finally did arrive home there is a rogue sparrow that has some how gotten into the house so now it becomes a battle with Steve and I armed with a net pitted against 6 cats and 2 dogs as to who will catch said bird first. This is usually a 30 minute process as I've said this is a converted barn and there's lots of room and height to fly! And the other topping on the cake is I've already had my IM (shot) for my Multiple Sclerosis which makes me ill with flu-like symptoms and tired. Yippee! Just another usual day in this crazy household. Wish us luck!!

10 comments:

Rising Rainbow said...

I do wish you luck catching that bird. Sounds like an adventure to me.

Scary said...

We used to have to catch hummingbirds when we lived in NM. Good luck!

Hey I am going to start commenting only on Sunday's now. Getting around everyone's blogs is taking up too much time in the evening and J is beginning to complain, so don't think I have forgotten you this next week.

Scary said...

BTW, below zero where you are is WAY colder than below zero out west, so I don't envy you.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Sure sounds like life is never dull around your place. We had a crow once in our wood stove (summer) and he was really hard to catch, we finally got him with our net from the swimming pool. Good Luck!!

Callie said...

Thank-you all. I'm sorry to report that Smudge, the cat, won this time inspite of our best efforts. She is lethal. And I hate COLD!

photogchic said...

Hang in there and stay warm. I don't miss those temps...I remember having to wait for our school bus in that. Brrrr!

dickiebo said...

What on earth are 'dillholes'? Or did you just make that up!!! lol.

Victoria Cummings said...

I grew up in the MidWest, so I remember that kind of snow and cold. In New England, I'm always saying it's so mild and my neighbors think I'm nuts. We've got the wicked winds here and the cold is blowing in. Hope you feel better. Poor bird.

Callie said...

Mikael, thanks, but unfortunately we lost, cats won.

Sahas, How the hell do you catch a hummingbird? LOL

GHM, You're right, there is never a dull moment here!

dickiebo, dillholes = jackasses, dipsticks, jerks, wtc. LOL

Victoria, I would still think that on occasion the east coast will get an arctic blast, only couples with dampness would chill straight to the bone.

Callie said...

photochic, I used to hate that as a kid! Our youngest is now in college in Missouri and even when she was here, managed to talk us into chauffering her to school rather than the bus.