Thawing, Then Freezing

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 192024

It got all the way up to 43° yesterday, which was a nice change from the mid-20s daytime temperatures we’ve been having for the last few days. Of course, that meant that the frozen ground is now thawing, and all of that precipitation we had come down in the form of freezing rain and sleet is now making everything muddy. As my dad used to say, sometimes you can’t win for losing.

When I was out on the deck throwing a ball for Alli midday yesterday, a light rain was falling. It wasn’t hard, and it didn’t last long, but it was enough to get the deck and everything around it wet.

Today the high is supposed to be 37° and then we’re going back into the deep freeze, with lows Friday and Saturday night of 14° and 17° respectively, before the temperature starts edging up again on Monday. I sure am glad Miss Terry and I get along so well, because right now, cuddling is as much about body warmth as it is getting hot and bothered. Yes, even at our age! 😉

I spent most of the day writing, and knocked out another chapter in Big Lake Accident. There sure is a lot going on for Sheriff Weber and his crew to contend with. An abusive husband, a suspicious fatal accident, telephone scams trying to take advantage of senior citizens, and an entitled woman who doesn’t believe the law applies to her. But there are some fun things happening as well, including a new character that I hope is going to become a regular in the series. I guess time will tell.

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And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s. – Mark Twain

Nick Russell

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  One Response to “Thawing, Then Freezing”

  1. I put yesterday’s “thought for the day” on FB and got quite a few likes and comments. Thank you for a great one.

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