Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ok - back at it

I really mean it this time! :-) Approvals all back. Brief reprieve all over. Now down to serious finishing-up. But first a quick weather report:

We had our first snowfall (actually our first real below-freezing weather period!) of the season last night.

I guess to make up for the temperate time we've been having thus far, the temperatures dropped about 30 degrees in a matter of hours. It is absolutely frigid out there. And supposed to be staying sub-freezing for days on end. (Unusual for our seasonal averages). I'm having to go out a couple of times a day to break the ice on the chicken's water.

I know, I know, we are totally cold-weather wimps here, but it is more impactful when you are not really acclimated (and barely have appropriate winter gear with which to deal with it). Snowfall and freezing temperatures are rare enough that there is only the barest minimum of street clearing/salting equipment and those only hit the major roads. The rest of us are stuck with treacherous, icy surfaces and little practice in dealing with them. More than a few inches of snow, and nearly everything closes down.

Well, I need to be staying *in* and working anyway, so as long as we keep power (always iffy when it storms) and Internet connection, there will be heat and light in the studio, hot tea and twitter to keep me company.

Back to painting. See you in a few weeks.


d. moll, said...

Oh, Brrrrrrr, nothing like unfriendly temps to keep you at your work desk. Stay warm.

andrea said...

My 17 year old vehicle doesn't even waarant good summer tires let alone winter ones! :) I hear we may actually get a white Christmas this year ~ something so rare and appreciated here. I hope we both do!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to winter! We're getting a good dose of below zero as well. Actually some of Montana is 27 below offically without windchill. In Billings, we're a balmy 18 below :D Hope painting goes well.

Jennifer Rose said...

I love snow :D This are great pictures.
Stay warm!

Anonymous said...

Well, so long as you don't have a re-run of those out-of-character storms you had last winter!

Sandi McBride said...

Okay, I know I know...its one thing to say what beautiful photos of snow and ice and quite another to be living in it...but it's been in the 70's for three days now and it's Christmas and I want my cold weather back! This is ludicrous! I do love the pictures of the snow and the ice and thank you most kindly for the posting of same! It's quite refreshing...

sketched out said...

Wow, makes for some great photos, eh?!

Being a Californian, I know what you mean about being a weather wimp. After 6 months of hotness, it dropped to 40 tonight after a day of rain. Although I'm excited about having some weather for a change, my poor little body can barely handle it for more than it takes to dash from car to building! Weeeeee!

Well, good luck with your project!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Perfect Christmassy weather!
And I'm crazy for those scary Santa photos!!

Gail said...

Lovely weather if you're cosy indoors as you have to be. Hope there's no power cuts or anything nasty.

Goodluck with the dealine and have a lovely Christmas (if you manage to get a break) and all the best for 2009!

Best wishes
-Gail X

Elizabeth said...

Looks pretty - but beastly cold near you!
We expect snow in New York tomorrow.