Friday, January 30, 2009

Old man winter moves too slow

I'm sure you have all been going somewhere at some point in time and been stuck behind an old man. You know the one I'm talking about. The one that can't see over the steering wheel, or can't turn his head far enough to see if anyone is coming, or the one that has the brakes locked on his walker so it seems like it could literally take all day to make 3 steps progress. Yeah, that's "Old Man Winter" your behind.
In the past few years Walla Walla has not really had much snow. An inch here, an inch there. Heck, two years ago we didn't get any at all. This winter, just before Chirstmas BAM! Here you go. Here's 3 feet. That stuck around for about 2 weeks and then melted off. Since then we've had a couple of inches at a time that stick around long enough to make the roads really icy and then melts off.
I get it, it's not as bad as it is in some places (thanks for the story Amanda) but we're not used to this. I'm a person that used to love the cold weather and snow. I must be getting old because I'm not so into it anymore.
So I say for everyone: get out of the way old man winter. I'm not scared to run your slow butt over. :-)
On to a previous topic: I haven't had much time to do any upgrades or repairs to my new Cherokee due to the cruddy weather. We have been up in the hills a couple of times since we got it, but sadly it had to stay home because the cobbled together lift that is on it is just not safe enough for my liking. Plus it is in serious need of front tires. :-) More to come on this as it warms up.
Gotta go for now. Stay warm everyone.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Congratulations Doug and Marie

Happy New Year everyone! Especially happy for my cousin Doug and his wife Marie. Congratulations on the birth of your precious baby girl. And welcome to the Stephens family Emma Rose! :-) We can't wait to meet you.