Well, we really dodged a bullet. We got the cold weather, but we didn’t get a lick of snow. No sleet. No snow. No ice. Nothing. Just a bunch of rain – about a couple of inches – and a lot of wind. We had wind gusts yesterday up to50 miles an hour. I went to Quizno’s for lunch yesterday afternoon and at one point I had to stop walking and turn my back to the wind until the wind gust finished. You know the pictures of the weather person who is covering the hurricane that is holding onto a light pole to keep from being blown off camera? Well, that was me yesterday.
Hubby is very disappointed. Everybody else in the country got up to a foot of snow, and we didn’t get anything. Yes, he’s been pouting and calling the weather guys on his favorite local TV channel all kinds of bad names.
Blacky is happy that the weather has finally changed. He was having some problems with his arthritis because the weather was cool in the morning but then warm in the afternoon. He does better when the weather picks a temperature and sticks with it. I’ve noticed that he’s not having as much trouble getting up and down and he’s even been willing to play fetch with me and Luci.
Luci is really happy that the wind stopped. So far, wind seems to be the only thing that she doesn’t like. She’ll play outside in the cold, rain, snow, hot weather . . . anything. But for some strange reason she doesn’t like wind of any kind. Hubby thinks it’s because she might be afraid that she’s going to get blown away. It’s about 27 degrees outside right now and she’s out in the back yard doing heaven knows what. I know she’s going to want to go for a walk later today. I’ll have to make sure that I’m really bundled up because it’s just way too cold for me out there . . . but it’s not too cold for her. So far this morning she’s come in long enough to get a drink of water and to make sure I’m still here.
I’m a little sad that we didn’t get the snow that everybody else got. But at least it’s cold enough that the mud had frozen. I guess I should be happy for that.