Why is it that the days I think I’m going to have all day to sit and knit . . those are the days I have hardly any knitting time?
This morning I did my cleaning chores and about noon, I sat down to start knitting.
I watch the weather like a hawk and I knew it was going to rain most every day this week. I even showed it here last night – rain all day. I don’t think I had taken my first stitch when Nicole called on her lunch break and asked how’s my weather. I said “Fine – just a little rain and it’s cold.” She said “No snow or ice?”. They were already having sleet and freezing rain and she’s about 45 minutes north of me. I looked at our weather and at that time, they were saying snow for us later tonight and I doubted there would be much snow.
Then . . it hit me. If we do get ice, I have no de-icer or way to get to the grass with Rita. I did just say no to using puppy pads in the house. Thank goodness we do keep them for when we leave Rita alone and I just picked up a package of 100 in my grocery pickup Friday. There’s no way I’m taking a chance on going out in the middle of the night, slipping and no one even knowing I’m out there.
Atwoods is a store kinda like Rural King or Tractor Supply and they’re maybe 2 or 2.5 miles from the house so I ran down there to get kitty litter to spread across the ice so I can go out with her so long as it’s not dark.
They had 10 pounds of their brand kitty litter in the plastic buckets for $9.99 and the same exact stuff in 40 pound bags for $9.99. I got the 40 pound bags.
Why is it that when there’s a storm – ice storm, snow storm, hurricane – I’ll always buy all kinds of stuff I wouldn’t normally buy?
I love Frostie Root Beer so much that I’ll never buy more than one or two. Sunflower seeds, sugary popcorn, apple butter, pickles and Frostie Root Beer. I’m ready for whatever Mother Nature has for us (not really but I’m trying to sound brave).
When I got back from Atwoods, I looked at the weather again to see for sure what time it was going to get bad. The snow is now gone and we have this:
We have freezing rain pretty much through 5 a.m. and about 10 p.m., the temps drop to below freezing. There are so many puddles on the roads right now. That’s all going to freeze and become black ice. There’s nothing good about ice and I pray it doesn’t do what they say it’s going to do and everyone stays safe.
There’s a hill right beside our house and we’ve been told it freezes so I’m betting there’ll be some interesting activity out there tonight.
Don’t forget we won’t have internet or cell phone service if the power is out (because my cell phone only works in the house on wifi). I will not go outside if it’s icy so no one should worry about me if there are no blog posts for a few days. . it will only be because the power is out, which I hope won’t happen.