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by John » Thu Dec 22, 2022 03:55 pm
Right now it's 3 degrees and blowing a very fine snow. Not much snow on the ground though. Colder tomorrow but it doesn't even begin to touch your weather. Don't be getting sick running around in gym clothes at 40 below! I might step outside in a bathrobe to take out the garbage for maybe 20 seconds, and that's it! I got gasoline and we got plenty of groceries because we just plan on hibernating the next few days. I don't plan on leaving the house until after Christmas.
Cheri knew the people who owned that house and I just met them once. They live close by. I don't know why they abandoned it but it was empty so long it just deteriorated beyond the point of repair so when the city came around and hollered about it, they decided it was more cost effective to just tear it down. The picture was taken hours before it was torn down and the "Bobcat" behind it was being used to tear down the fence in the backyard. They used a larger backhoe to tear the house down. In hours it was a pile of rubble and the next day, even the rubble was gone.
Eyesore that it was, it really didn't bother me any. While the owners said it had been broken into a few times, we never saw or heard anything and honestly, I didn't mind no one living there. The house beyond it had only been there about a year. There's an older lady living there. The neighbors to the west are a couple years older than we are and very nice people. The neighbors north of me had just moved in last summer. Their kids and our grandkids ride the school bus together and are pretty good friends. They seem nice enough. We've spoken briefly but based on the flag over their house we don't see eye to eye politically so I keep my distance. Thankfully, to the south is just a line of trees and thick underbrush in front of a large open field. No neighbors there.
We always have our Christmas on Christmas Eve. It's a tradition in Cheri's family, plus the grandkids will go to their mother's for Christmas day. I had planned to visit my brother for Christmas but with this weather, I may put that off. I mostly plan to hibernate until it at least gets back in the 20s. John