Lucky Man

We had our first snowfall yesterday and now the ground is covered in a couple inches of white and the wind is blowing more of it around. That is always a bit depressing , knowing that it could be the last we see the green grass until March. I will soon get used to winter thou I suppose and I am already looking forward to ice-fishing but I feel the cold in my hands and feet much more. The lake is not frozen yet and it will be a month before we can walk on it. It is time to get out the snow-blower and shovels and put away the lawn furniture and get ready for winter. Side effects of PD meds. caused me to give up driving this year and I can no longer walk more than 2 or 3 blocks and it's 3am and I can't sleep and I am sitting here shaking, so I guess I am feeling a bit closed in, sad and sorry for myself.

Then I remembered that I had my 65th birthday yesterday and most of my medication will now be paid for by the government and today my daughter and son and their spouses and my two grand-daughters are coming for lunch, cake and maybe even a present. Then this afternoon my wife and I are going to my brothers for dinner and a beer to watch the Grey-cup football game on television. Woohoo

Gee I feel better already, the "first snow fall blues" are gone. I guess it is all a matter of perspective. I am a lucky man. Maybe I will try to get some sleep. Good-night all.

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  • HI GYM BAG

    U R V POSTIVIVE

    KEEP IT UP AND KEEP POSTING R EHTE WEATHER!

    R U IN CANADA?

    lOL jiLL

    :-)

  • What a difference location makes - we are in the foothills of the Cascades in Washington State and it snows four or five time a year. Usually only a couple of inches; twice we have had several feet and you know what that does to an area not accustomed to large snowfalls! We are just east of Seattle, Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish and the entire area comes to a sliding halt. But the pure white leaves a feeling of freshness and new beginnings. We just love it here.and hope for another white Christmas.

  • Here in Bonny Old Yorkshire it is persistantly p****** down

    How I long for sunny days and light evenings.

  • hi oldtyke

    r u still on the site under another name ?

    i wonder as along with alsh59 and others you have disappeared

    lol jill

    :-)

  • hi oldtyke

    r u still on the site under another name ?

    i wonder as along with alsh59 and others you have disappeared

    lol jill

    :-)

  • I'm here in the desert of Southern New Mexico. Weather was very pleasant for Thanksgiving weekend. Temps in upper 60s and early 70s. I have noticed more rigidity when temps drop, especially when I'm outside. It seems to increase when temps are below 50. Another reason to live in the desert. I have rigidity all the time but its worse and so is off time when it's cold.

  • We have friends that sold their house and they have spent the last ten winters in Arizona in a nice mobile home park with swimming pools and saunas etc, and they come back tanned every spring. We considered joining them this winter and renting a unit for a month because JonRoberts is correct the cold does make the rigidity very much worse, (but of course his definition of "cold" is much different than mine) . The high humidity here also effects me, so I can sympathize a bit with Oldtyke , however we do have a saying here when it rains every day for a week "It could be worse at least it's not snowing", and remember that in the 1600's the Thames river froze over. Maybe we will go south next year , now that I do not have to spend $800 a month on our prescription drugs.Early retirement has put us on a pretty strict budget, we have enough to be independently wealthy for the rest of our lives as long as we do not actually buy anything, so I do not think we will do much traveling, we scratched a lot of things off that bucket list as just unnecessary .

    JennyR, some days are like a winter wonderland here when snow or ice is clinging to every branch and twig on every tree and then the sun comes out. I think each of us is probably happiest just being where we are at home in a place we are familiar with. I traveled extensively on business for many years and found many beautiful places but I could not find a place better than here. ( except of course for February, any place is better than here in February). There is about 6" of snow on the ground now and it is predicted to continue to fall all week. Clouds of water are rising up from the lakes as they start to freeze and that is the source of the snow coming in off the great lakes. There are a still a few ducks who are passing through but most of the local birds have gone south with our migrating friends. I will put up the bird feeder though because the Chickadees and Jays will still be with us. Funny how such little things matter now. If a little chickadee can survive this winter so can we. Well it's 6:30 am and it's getting a bit lighter outside , time to seize the day and shovel some snow. Don't give up, fight the good fight, be happy.

    Jim

  • hi jim

    (from,2 yrs ago)we had snow here in the Nw of England last year i n march 2013 and it hung around 4 ages but a good iwnt er last winter with v little frost & snow at all

    floodign wa s abd in many parts of the country but we escaped it here

    llol JIll

    :-)

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