I’m watching you, Friday the 13th, and all I see are LUCKY black cats.
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We had a major storm event here Tuesday evening in the form of record snowfall of 8-12 inches. The week before, we were in freezing temperatures. Our area hardly ever gets snow so we guess it makes sense that our city doesn’t have snowplows. That’s not to say none of the roads get cleared, it just takes a little longer and then, only major roads are cleared. Living half a mile from a major road means dicey driving to that main road using a car that can’t use chains, and why would we want snow tires for a car in a city that doesn’t get snow?
Here’s time-line photos of around Colehaus over the past two weeks:
Our backyard fountain coated in thick ice. Daily temperature from January 4th through January 8th sat between 12 degrees Fahrenheit (-11.1 Celsius) and 27 degrees Fahrenheit (-2.7 Celsius).
When it gets this cold (again, this is very unusual for us but does happen every great once in a while), the water coming from the top of the pillars form an ice bubble. Water continues to flow out but down the rock under the ice.
Sunday night through Tuesday morning, things warmed up and most of the ice fell or melted off.
On Tuesday, our area was predicted to get a dusting-to-half an inch of snow beginning around six in the evening.
Here’s our dusting at 8 p.m.
By 10 p.m. we had four inches and still the snow continued.
Wednesday morning, it was still snowing and at noon, it let up enough for Mom to shovel the sidewalk and a path down the driveway in case Dad wanted to get the mail (he didn’t want to risk it). Mom said the snow was very powdery and was like shoveling fluffy mash potatoes. Mmmm….
The backyard fountain changed out of its ice dress and into a fluffy snow dress.
Mom also cleared paths from the feral shelters to the feeding stations, and checked the shelters. Both were toasty warm with beds hollowed out in the thick straw that fills each. A tuxie cat (possible feral?) was/is staying in Spitty’s shelter (against far fence) and two of our neighbor’s outdoor-only cats are staying in the one under the back porch steps.
Even though we can’t go anywhere, we’re having a very exciting week! Good thing our house is filled with groceries, cat food, litter, and lots of blankets. We’re set for the long haul!
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We’re taking Monday off because when we asked, reportedly, some of the Colehaus Cats said that would be okay. We’ll have a photo or two up, nevertheless. Have a great weekend!