Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Valentine's Day Snow Delay: IOU

When our newspaper arrived after a couple of days of snow, sleet, and rain I had to laugh a bit about this Valentine's Day IOU. It was a full page ad.

I made the photo large so hopefully you can read it. Yes, a Valentine's Day Snow Delay...
and here is the coupon your can present to your special sweetheart.

This one might be a bit harder to read so I typed out the wording on the coupon:

Dear _________
I'm so sorry your Valentine's Day gift is running late. If you will give me a little more time, I promise to make it a little more special. There is no amount of snow that can stand between us, so let's celebrate on February ____.
Thank you for your understanding!
Love always, ______________

I've never seen anything like it before. Fortunately I shopped early.  Unfortunately, even though we sent the packages priority, one didn't reach a daughter and son-in-law in time. (A priority package that was mailed in South Carolina took 6 days to reach North Carolina. The South Carolina to California package made it in time.)

My husband and I exchanged small gifts and cards and last night was our special meal - cheese fondue with two types of bread, Granny Smith apples, celery, cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots followed by Valentine cookies. It was so good!

Lately I've been working on my Scrappy Trips Around the World quilt... at my usual slow pace.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Snow, Freezing Rain, and an Earthquake

What a week last week was. We had our second bad winter storm of the month: this time with rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain, and more snow. The ice build up on the trees was just short of what it would have taken for lots of us to lose our electricity. In the next county over 90% of the people lost power.

Here you can see lots of layers of the storm on our porch railing.  

Here is ice coating all the trees.
Then to add to all that on Valentine's Day evening, we had an earthquake. What? Exactly what I was thinking. It was just a rumble and I wasn't even sure what it was until the local weather interrupted the Winter Olympics to say there had been an earthquake.

Certainly this week can be better than last!