Above 0 and No Snow!
Monday, December 19, 2016
Two things for which I am extremely grateful for this morning. This past weekend has been challenging.
We received about 8-9" of new snow overnight Friday which Daisy thought was pretty fun at first, but as the day progressed and the snow didn't go away she was less happy. Then the winds came and the temperature dropped like a bag of cement - Sunday we woke up to -19 with quite a wind chill! At dinner time it had warmed up to -8, really?
Daisy and I have an understanding about her bathroom needs. Well, Daisy has made it clear what she wants - and that is for me to share her time outside. I do have a chain by the back door but she would just sit by the door if I left her out there and when she is outside exploring the yard if she doesn't see me she comes in right away. Which made the last couple of days a bit complicated with my knee still not working too well.
I had to stand in the doorway on Saturday morning, didn't want to go out until Tom shoveled the step and my sitting area. Several years ago he took off the truck bed cover so he could put a truck topper on our truck. That truck cover is hard plastic and has become my "deck". It's probably time to make something more permanent but that costs money and takes time; even if I could come up with the money I don't know how many years it would take for Tom to create something.
Yesterday, because it was so cold, Daisy could only be outside for a couple minutes, even with her sweater on. Her feet would get cold. So if she took time to go to the spots in the yard she likes to check out and smell, she didn't have time to do her business. Which meant going outside about ever hour or so. Which also meant putting on her sweater, putting on my sweatshirt, boots, jacket and all I could do was stand in the doorway. Even there the wind was sharp.
So today I am so very grateful that it's actually warmer - I sat outside with her this morning for a few minutes. AND there is no snow which makes it a perfect day for me to get out and get some groceries.
I hope you all are warm and safe - I still see horrible weather across the US. I am also grateful that I no longer have to go out when the weather is this bad. Life is good!