Tag Archives: Winter

It HAD to be a Friday

It was a week ago last Friday (It HAD to be a Friday); when, for no apparent reason, I decided to voluntarily do the dishes. I plugged the sink and added detergent and suddenly realized there was no hot water. … Continue reading

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Let It Snow!

It is now Christmas Eve in the year of our lord, Jesus Christ, 2017. The decorations are up; the gifts, such as they are, are all wrapped. While some folks find snow messy and bothersome others ardently hope for a … Continue reading

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Winter Musings

All the trees are now bare of leaves. It’s gotten colder and very windy of late. I’m thinking I’ll have to hire a squirrel to get that noisy plastic shopping bag out of yonder tree.

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The Mulching Mower

There is a down-side to using a mulching mower. While a mulching mower handily chews up the leaves of Autumn, thus sparing you the arduous and time consuming toil of raking the leaves; it leaves them in place, food for … Continue reading

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The First Snowfall of the Winter

My dear Patrick, It is a song, a very real song, and a song from some time ago. It’s about the first snowfall of the winter. I have this vague childhood recollection of watching two girls, teenage girls – most … Continue reading

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Candles In The Wind

Winter in Wisconsin. February 2015. I went out on the porch with my morning cup o’ coffee in hand and as I looked vacantly about I took a first sip. I turned and suddenly choked and nearly did a “spit … Continue reading

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It’s 0° Fun Lovin’ Degrees

It is now 0° fun lovin’ degrees with a Wind Chill of -30° Fahrenheit. I’m angry. This old house isn’t exactly cozy to begin with but I’m warm enough. I’m angry because I’m aware of all the homeless people out … Continue reading

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