Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I'm Alive

I see that before tonight the last time I posted was January 23. Thanks for calling to see if I was still alive.

I have had two people this month check on my viability. Crab doesn't count.

This is what I spent on gas from December 29 2008 and January 29 2009: $21.39.

I don't get out much. When I get in my car to make my weekly shopping trip (as I did today), I realize the last time I was in the car was Thursday night the week before when I went to league bowling.

I'm doing my part to save the planet. And I am still driving around with a burned out CFL bulb in my car.

Always About Weather

Today was kind of a crappy day. Right now the wind is blowing hard and it reminded me of the last time the wind blew hard. I thought this old house would implode.

It didn't, but the lights went out. It afforded me the opportunity to cook by candle light with the aid of a small flashlight in my mouth.

Cooking by candle light.

Dining by candle light

The lights weren't out for very long and we didn't freeze. The temps had been unseasonably warm for days and we lost our lane glacier and snow cover in flat places. Piled snow, drifted snow and snow filled ditches remain.

Today was a mixed bag of flurries and spitting stuff. I was compelled to replace my windshield wipers when in Big Town. The kid that sold them to me actually went out and replaced the blades for me. I could tell the passenger side blade was too short but by that time I didn't care. I had new blades that worked and got to go home and listen to the wind whistle through this old house.