Saturday, February 12, 2011

Jenny figured it out for me!!!

Mom can blog now-now that Jenny came home for the weekend and told me what to do to get it to work on the IPAD. She is having a down weekend before she is off to Europe. Hope all is well and look forward to more blogs from my wonderful family!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Glad to have you Linda. Looking forward to your visit Sandy. Connie showed up Sunday. They had a real problem crossing Oklahoma. The weather is getting nice here after some real cold weather last week. Got down to 17, but it is 70 now. We will try to use the blog more. We have to get use to it.
Good pictures Jenny. Hi everyone else. Looks like a mess in New York.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cold, snow, ice and work!!!

Cold and yucky in PA


Thanks Mom and Dad for the "mini vacation". I flew to Tucson last Saturday for 2 1/2days before returning home. The weather in Tucson was not as warm as here in Florida, so need to remember to wait until February to visit next time! We have escaped the bad weather thus far...just rain for us. Hope everyone has a good week despite the snow and cold.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Snow, snow and more snow!

So, when the K-Staters were in town for the KSU bowl game, many of them criticized how poorly the city removed the two feet of snow. What they fail to realize is 1) we're on an island that is 3 miles wide. There is nowhere for the snow to go. and 2) The roads are just fine. But since 90% of this city relies on subways and sidewalks to get around, that is where the real problem is. So with the foot of snow we got on Thursday, I thought I'd share what the city is like in the snow.

One of the side roads on the way to work Thursday morning:And as pretty as this is, it quickly turns into a giant slushy, dirty mess. Which is completely fine. Until you try to cross the street. In which case, it looks like this:
So this quickly turns into a game so slippery, slidey hop scotch where you hope you can clear the slushpuddle of 3 feet and HOPE you don't fall in it. And I've found out that even waterproof shoes aren't quite that waterproof after you've tackled 6" deep 3' wide slush puddles at every corner!

Luckily this year, my behind has not hit the curb yet. But it's usually inevitable in the winter months.

Up today: Watching my Cats beat KU!! And not much else, because those giant slush puddles are at every corner.

later, jp

Monday, January 24, 2011