Do you remember when I used to have a Wednesday Whine Fest? Well, I know it's Friday, but I need to whine. . . and I will take any cheese you care to give. The weatherman can turn off the lake effect snow machine any time now, or better yet just pull the plug. I'm so sick of snow that I could spit!!
Do you remember this photo of my beautiful back deck after the roof was finished and the carpet was down? The patio set was new, and I was a happy camper. Some of my happiest hours were spent sitting on this deck, sewing and watching the fish. Well, I'm not sitting there now.
And here's why. This is a picture of my beautiful deck today. You can see the roof rafters, so why is all this snow taking up residence on my deck? For pity sake, Rod has been shoveling the snow off the deck. It's not supposed to be like this.
That's the smoker in the background. We won't be using that any time soon. And the boxes . . . those are because we can't hardly find the burn barrel. So we're putting the papers in these boxes to keep them from piling up in the house. The garbage cans are here because they were filled with snow and frozen to the ground. And once Rod got them emptied and thawed, he wasn't about to let them fill up with snow again. And since it hasn't quit snowing for a week, it was a really smart move.
And here's another whine. We can't get the car up the driveway to the house. The driveway is on a slope, and if it didn't meet the road, it would be a great sledding hill. But it does meet the road, and that's part of the problem. In order to get the car up in the snow, you need to "get a run for it". And when the road is bad, you can't run. Rod and daughter Pat have shoveled out the bottom of the driveway after the drive was plowed so that we could get the car in far enough to get it off the road. But every day, when the Township road crew plows the road, they plow in our driveway. Yesterday they even knocked our mailbox off the post. Thanks, guys.
And so ends another Whine Fest. I'm sorry to bend your ear this way, but I just needed to vent. And now I'm taking a deep breath, holding it for a short time, and then letting it out. Have a good weekend, everyone.