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Friday, December 21, 2012

Last Day? ~ More Snow! ~ Bruiser ~ Power Out ~ JoAnn ~ Katrina

Good 33ยบ ground covered with snow morning!


Well, today is it.. the end of the world. If that doesn't happen, let's hope not, then we have the shortest day and the longest night of the year to contend with. Winter Solstice. Thought this appropriate for today.....

About noon it had been raining like mad and we got an inch. Then it started snowing. HOLY COW! It came down in truckloads! Quickest I've seen it cover the ground! The summit was a mess with no traffic north or south and so are most of the roads here.

Pictures of the progression here... 12:03, 12:51, and 3:04 pm :

And the Poopsie Do, aka Maggs, sniffing out the white stuff....
Ewwwww.... do I have to put all of my feet in that ????

....meanwhile, The Bruise took up the middle of my desk.....

Today is my friend JoAnn Kirk's (wife of Joe - LASD ret) birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!!! See you Saturday, maybe! ( OMG, look, JoAnn has crabs!)

Today is also my Sisterfriend Brenda Flores daughter's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATRINA!!!!

Historically this date....
1913Arthur Wynne's "word-cross", the first crossword puzzle, is published in the New York World.

1937Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the world's first full-length animated feature, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theater.

1968Apollo program: Apollo 8 launched from the Kennedy Space Center, placing its crew on a lunar trajectory for the first visit to another celestial body by humans.

1988 – A bomb explodes on board Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, killing 270.

And births this date include....
1922 – Paul Winchell, American ventriloquist (d. 2005)

1935 – Phil Donahue, American talk show host

1946 – Carl Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys) (d. 1998)
L-R Mike Love, Al Jardine, Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson (d. at 39), Carl Wilson (d. at 51)

1954Chris Evert, American tennis player

1957 – Ray Romano, Italian-American comedian

1959Florence Griffith Joyner, American sprinter (d. 1998)

1966 – Kiefer Sutherland, British-born Canadian actor

After it snowed all day, power flickered occasionally. I had to go out and wipe the snow off the satellite dish several times.  I was watching a Hallmark movie, made popcorn to munch. Shortly after that at about 9pm the power went out. I lit an oil lamp. Bruiser had been in all day and slept in my rocking chair. I decided since the power was out might as well go to bed. Harley joined me in his usual spot and lo and behold Bruiser jumped up on the bed and slept all night on the other side of me! At one point I had my hand out of the covers and he put his head on it and started purring. OMG.

I think the power came back on sometime around 3am. The clock on my stove was flashing 2:54! I think I may have to call the phone company as a wire going between two of the poles is only about 5' off the ground and it appears to be weighted down by the snow. Do they contract back up???

All I know. Nuff said. TGIF. No school up here!
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 21st
National Hamburger Day

I'm drooling....................................................