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.