Beautiful day today but according to the forecast, I'm likely going to miss another week of work. This time of year you never can tell, but I've missed more than usual this year.
Jimmy Stewart once famously said, "In the history of the world, there's never been any such thing as a perfect parent.", which is probably true enough. My parents split up when I was 3 or 4 and I didn't see my Dad for about 17 years. When I did get to know him again, he amazed me in a lot of ways. Because they lived so far apart, I never spent the time with either of them that I wish I had, especially Mom, who was much farther away.
Dad's death was relatively sudden and unexpected, so there wasn't so much time to worry about it and helped me to feel more detached when it happened. Mom on the other hand, had battled cancer for over half her life, and especially in the last year or so, I came to understand that she just might not be immortal. So, I told her a lot of the things I thought she ought to know. I'm glad I got to do that and wish of course, that I still had time to tell her more. John
It went up to 30f yesterday! Yeah, but that allowed the tighly frozen snow to thaw and puff out all over the roads again! Grrrr. Now it will be in the low to mid 20s for a few days, but we expect snow today and tomorrow. Oh well, we need the moisture, so who am I to complain.
I hope that John, Peggy, Holly, Katja and Tim are all keeping warm and safe this winter and there have been few problems or few left to suffer.
John, I hope you are doing well and feeling a bit better after the memorial. I know I will be a mess when my mother goes. I was when dad died, though I would not have thought I would have been as we did not get alone that well. BUT, he was my father and I would not be here if not for him, so good or bad the relationship was, I owe him for life and heling to raise me.
David and the CoolCyberCats
Hey it is over 20f!!!! YEAH! First time it has been over 0 in the day in weeks!
The weather here keeps hovering around freezing, which is not too uncomfortable, although the wet air makes it feel colder. The wet air is the problem though. It keeps raining and you don't want rain when it's freezing. Fortunately, the ice keeps melting before it has a chance to build up very much. I have no garage here so I'm tired of chiseling my way into the car whenever I go somewhere.
I can usually maintain a fairly detached view of things like memorial services, but my brother put together such an amazing tribute, any defenses I had pretty much crumbled. I thought I was prepared for it because I saw most of it online earlier, but I wasn't. Now I have the whole thing on DVD, but it may be years before I can watch it again. John
I am sorry about the memorial service, they can be hard to go through. Glad you got home and there safely though.
It has been cold all weekend here. THis morning it was 17 below on the drive in. Yesterday our high was like -5f. Not sure what is out now, but at lunch it was -1.
Glad you are home safely. Keep warm!
Well, I left for Mom's memorial service in Illinois Friday and spent the night there. The service was tough to get through, with a lot of people relating personal stories about her that I'd never heard. To save money I went ahead and came home last night, and I'm sure glad I did. Another ice storm last night, with more expected today. I'm sure glad I didn't have to fight that today! John