For days I've been writing posts in my head, and even taking pictures to go with them, but as you can see, none of them have made it here! I shouldn't even be here now, since I'm going to be late for work, but I felt like I needed to "check in" with all my bloggy buddies. The weather here has been absolutely schizophrenic! A couple of days ago, the windchill was nearly 40 below zero, and everything was frozen and snow-covered. We had a little warm up on Christmas Eve (it got just above freezing, maybe 36 degrees?) so a lot of snow melted, but then by that night, it froze again. Christmas night, we had freezing rain, the likes of which I haven't seen in a while. It was so bad that nearly everyone who was at my parents' that night ended up staying for the night because is was just too dangerous to drive home. If I didn't have Dorky Dog at home, I would have stayed, too, but I didn't feel like cleaning up a lake of pee the next day. Yesterday, the temperature kept rising, and melting everything. Last night, there was the weirdest fog going on, which I'm sure was really just the steam rising from the ground. Today, it's about 60 freakin' degrees outside! Naturally, that means flooding all over the place here. My basement has water in it (I'm not even going to think about it!) and my dentist mentioned this morning that her basement was also flooded. It's been raining on and off all day, which isn't helping the flood situation. This weather is just nuts!! We had almost a 100 degree temperature change in a matter of days. I can only assume the temperature is going to drop again, drastically, and all this water will again be ice. Then we'll be listening to more news reports about 10 car pile-ups on the freeways. Oh, joy! I just hope it doesn't screw up my drive home from work tomorrow morning. Speaking of work, now I'm REALLY going to be late. Sheesh, me and my ramblings.... I'll try to post some pics from the bar later, since I have a feeling it may be a little slow tonight.
Oh, wait! Congratulations are in order for my friend, Dana!! She and John got engaged for Christmas!!! I'm so happy for them.
Down to the River
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