Not really the last day of cold but the last day of the really bad cold. It was supposed to be up to 32 today but I’ll be surprised if it makes it. It’s 26 at 1:30 p.m. and feels like 17 but it’s fairly sunny so things are melting. I hear snow clumps/ice falling outside. I’ve been out with Rita a few times and the wind is cold . . seems colder than yesterday. It was 2 last night and will be 19 tonight. Then the weekend it’s going to be in the low 40s, not terribly sunny but it looks like it will be sunny most of next week.
After all the work to get the trash to the curb, the trash man didn’t come Thursday and so far, hasn’t come today. I’m wishing I had braved the ice lasts week had had my trash at the curb. Looks like I may go 3 weeks without trash pickup.
A reader wrote me and let me know that folks in Nebraska do have central air conditioning so my post yesterday was wrong. It’s been probably 20 years since I spent some time with a friend in Nebraska and they didn’t have it, she told me most people didn’t so either things have changed or just her area didn’t have it. Vince’s brother lives in NY and they don’t have it but I’m sure if I said “people in upstate NY don’t have it”, someone would let me know they do. We’ve visited his brother twice during the summer and both times, it was those usual heat waves and we definitely weren’t used to sleeping without AC. One year we went to Vermont and Vince found a quaint little cabin to rent . . without air conditioning and, I guess because we’re so used to having it, we were missing the a/c.
I’m working on the cross stitch border that I had hoped to finish yesterday. For some reason I didn’t start it til after 7 p.m. Today I’m wanting to make a pie. If I can find the freeze dried sweet potato pie filling, I think I will make a pie. I have a crust in the freezer. I’ll take that out and see if it defrosts . . if not, I’ll just make a new one. Maybe I’ll leave that one in the freezer and make a new one. First, I have to see if I can find a jar of pie filling!
Not much going on here today . . I’ve thought of a nap but I’d love to finish this border.
I did see that Popeye’s has a fish sandwich so I started wanting a fish sandwich. Wendy’s has one too and I think Wendy’s is closer but then I looked at the driveway . . it wouldn’t be easy to get the car out so maybe I’ll be brave and get a fish sandwich next week. I haven’t even had food to go from a restaurant since before Thanksgiving. It’s safe to get food to go, right? I’ll probably talk myself out of it before next week.