Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Is it over ?? June-uary !!

The wind blew a little most of yesterday, but late in the afternoon it & the rain really picked up.  Bob had made a fire in the wood stove and after dinner I was sitting there on the sofa reading the paper and the stove pipe from the top of stove up thru the ceiling kept making popping noises.  I hollered at Bob and he came to investigate....then went out side and he could see the top of the metal chimney flexing with the wind gusts.  Meanwhile, we've got a pretty good fire going, trying to warm up the place and in my mind, I'm seeing the outside part of the chimney coming off and the place burning down.  I hear him banging around outside and step out on the porch to see him propping the tall extension ladder up to the side of the house with two boards tied to it, to help block the strong wind gusts we're getting from the southwest. 

   It worked because there were no more creaking sounds from the chimney pipe.  While we were having these 40-50 mph gusts it was also pouring rain~sideways.  Stuff was flying down the street in front of the house & it was good to be cozied up in the house.  Meanwhile in the mountain passes the snow was coming down like crazy.  The Dept of Transportation had the snowplows out and trucks loaded with sand for ice control.  They say it's the first time in 30 years they've had to use snowplows in June.   At noon today it's 30* and still snowing in several of our passes.  Apparently, 6-10 inches of new snow fell overnight at high elevations.  Will ski season open again?  Who knows....

Our friend Robin is home recuperating from a recent surgery and she wants to see what's on our night stands.  So Robin here's mine;

 

Let's see we've got a scratch pad, a couple pens & a pencil, the same lip balm as the one I sent you, dental floss, eye drops, a phone,  a little pot of intensive lip balm, some lavender lotion,  some regular lotion, my mother pig w/piglets paper weight, cuticle remover, old AA battery clock radio, emery board, nail clippers, New Testament, and my lamp. And lots of books in the background !!!   There you have it. 

So how about you~what's on your night stand?  Let Robin & I know.....until next time Linda

P.S. As many of you know, alerts were done for most of yesterday.  I'm hoping to get around today, gradually catching up.

 

12 comments:

deshelestraci said...

Yesterday we were talking about potato salad.  Today high winds and snow!  That's not right!
Traci

robinngabster said...

next time I should ask what is inside the night stand!  :)

lv2trnscrb said...

Linda, cute idea Robin had; I like what is on your nightstand! I'm not sure I can play this one, LOL; don't have a night stand

wow,I cannot believe your weather! that has definitely topped anything that Montana had in June, amazing with all that snow!!

hoping it soon warms up for you all!

betty

jjdolfin9 said...

The whole country is in a heat wave and you are cozying up to the fire.  I can't even imagine.  I love Washington for it's beauty, but Linda, SNOW!!!!!  
Hugs, Joyce

jimsulliv3 said...

Darn, I like Washington in good weather, but good days seems to be few and far between. I decline to put my night stand picture, too incriminating.

Jimmy

mom23nca said...

Stopping by to say "hi" from your neighbor in Lake Tapps.  This weather is certainly crazy.

lanurseprn said...

I've been kind of lurking...and wanted to say hello. Your weather is sure different from where I'm at in So Calif.
Pam

jeadie05 said...

I like your title juneuary lol ,What a good job Bob was able to secure your chimney,I will have to give my bedside table a look to see whats on it before I take my picture ..love Jan xx

mariealicejoan said...

It always amazes me how strong the wind can be.  We always have a lot of damage to repair after we have high winds.  I always feel so sorry for the gardeners up at the big house as they have a mammoth job to do afterwards!

Marie
http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/

iowricherson said...

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wwfbison said...

Dust....that is what is on my nightstand.LOL.  You have a busy little night table!
I would have been terrified with the chimney popping like that ~ I am so terrified of fire.  I saw the storm damage & snow on television, how crazy...snow in June!  I heard some of the ski slopes were open!!! I'm glad you came through it okay and are safe today....chilly but safe.
Lisa

fasttrack58 said...

That's just crazy weather!!!
We have had the most wind this year then the last ten years we have lived here.... like being back in Texas....
Let's see my nightstand: clock radio, phone, answering machine, and lots of dust, lol...
Linda :)