This past weekend has been pleasantly quiet. Friday afternoon the expected Snowstorm Jonas started falling. We have storms of this magnitude very rarely - the last one I remember well was when my daughter was about two years old (she's 30+, now:). All told, we got about 30" of snowfall from Friday afternoon until Sunday morning sometime.
Heavy, wet snow which has compacted under its own weight. My husband spent quite a bit of time shoveling our front walk and, after the snow team I pay to do removal every winter came on Tuesday, cleaning off the cars and then shoveling that aside. I think his back will hurt for days, poor man.
I went out this morning for the first time to take a look in person. It is about 40 degrees (F) out right now and snow is dripping off the roof (I expect we'll get some slides down onto the cleared walkway soon:). Our court has been plowed by the county - well, I think they brought in a front loader and moved the snow onto our median circle (I live on a cul-de-sac). Here it is, piled up:
Will be a while before that pile melts, eh? :)
Skip had run out of his blood pressure medicine so took a venture out to the pharmacy to get more. HE said the streets are passable around town but felt that I should not go out (so as not to clutter up the byways:) today. So, another day spent quietly at home.
I wish I could sew or knit but I have been incredibly passive - almost burnt out - in that regard. Sigh. Most likely it is grief for my brother ... I seem to respond to negative events in my life with productivity blockages. It will pass.
I spent several hours on Saturday afternoon balancing my checkbook with the software I use for that (Moneywell). I'm embarassed to say that it had been July the last time I did my balance, despite my resolutions to keep track of my money. Then I spent another two hours on Sunday creating a new bank book for the new account I have in Ohio (from which I am partially funding work there).
In between computer work, I helped my son clean his room and set up a new worktable. We've been saving money since last January for him to buy a new computer and he finally has amassed enough to do that ordering. The parts are supposed to arrive sometime this week.
His room still needs to be vacuumed and some old furniture needs removing (can't do that until we can haul the stuff to the county dump)...but it is tidy and orderly now, at least. :) I have not intervened in his room since he was in his teens, deeming that it is his personal domain and his responsibility. I think a weekly gentle assistance might be a good idea in the future, though - young men are not as, ahem, tidy as they might be. :)
Otherwise, I spent my weekend very happily in my nightgown, reading, watching a Craftsy class, and coloring. Contented but not very productive, fiberwise. :)
Today I plan to work my way through two years of recipts and records from dealing with my mother's estate. When I go back to Ohio, I will turn all that paperwork in to the lawyer with glad release - I'll feel two inches taller when the weight of that work is off my back! Since we will be closing on the farm later in February, we will finally bring the estate to a finish (fingers crossed!).
Wish me fortitude with the paper shuffling!