December 14th, 2008

Bruce, Caroline

Blizzard

And I sure do wish it was from Dairy Queen. But no, this is our wonderful North Dakota winter showing itself in all its glory. As of about 20 minutes ago, the temperature outside is 9 below, (23 below if you're not in the US), with a 40 below wind-chill, and it doesn't matter which scale you're on for that number to make you cringe. Wind is out of the north at 33 MPH, (54 KM/H) so it's definitely strong, and there are gusts even higher than that. Conditions were updated to heavy snow, and visibility is currently at 0. I am incredibly glad that I'm inside and warm. Currently Cally is cuddling with me, and I'm having to sort of work with the keyboard around her but she's extra warmth so I'm not complaining. Total snow accumulations are supposed to be somewhere in the 7 to 14 inch range, and I've been trying really hard to find a local TV news source that would give me an update but it's not happening so I don't know how much snow we have so far. This is our first major snowstorm of the year. As inconvenient as the snow is going to be for me, there's always something kind of neat about the first real snowfall of the year; the silence, ... making that first step and breaking through the crust on top, ... And, believe it or not, I used to love to shovel the stuff. So, that's my wonderful weather. The blizzard is supposed to be over by 6:00 AM tomorrow morning, but I'm guessing that unless they can get things cleared, many places are going to continue to be closed tomorrow, including schools.

And, I have no other news, so I think that's about it for now. Later!!!
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Bruce, Caroline

New Year's Eve Poll

Last year for New Year's, Bruce and I toasted with good old grape juice. This year, I'd like to introduce him to the sparkling variety, which to me tastes absolutely wonderful. Neither of us want alcohol. The problem is, (surprise surprise), Bruce wants one color and I want the other. So, if you'd like to help us decide which flavor to go with, please vote. And you'll be happy to know that there are no edit boxes this time around. GRIN!!!!!


Poll #1315218 It's a Grape Poll

Which beverage should I purchase for our New Year's toast?

Sparkling White Grape Juice
5(50.0%)
Sparkling Red Grape Juice
3(30.0%)
Something completely different; please leave a comment
2(20.0%)
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    Bruce's computer over Skype
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