It snowed a lot on the weekend and we are still buried under mountains of it. For a change today we are having freezing rain which turns the roads and everything else to ice.
Yesterday I went shopping and got the car bogged in snow in the back lane when I was coming home. I had to dig myself out – and use lots of kitty litter – to get myself into the garage.
It is so cold outside the cats are no longer interested in trying to escape.
We seem to specialize in this state in gigantic crashes on the Interstates. The biggest one I have seen involved 47 cars and trucks and took hours and hours to untangle. The speed at which people travel on the Interstates here is scary – and they do not seem to slow down in the snow and the sleet.
However – safely ensconced in a warm house I am busy doing important things like painting shelves and watching golf.
I have also taking on the cleaning of Wishard Mansion. We used to have a bunch of people who came once a fortnight and cleaned the floors and the seven bathrooms. They did not do a very good job and charged a lot of money so I have dispensed with their services and taken on the task myself – with the help of Robbie the iRobot.
This gives me the opportunity to practice my Spanish grammar while I am mopping and dusting.
Cate has been looking at dogs and has ruled out small dogs. For a brief period she had settled on a Beagle but these are apparently impossible to house train – and eat everything in sight including shoes, handbags and furniture.
I have stopped my fruitless protesting and am now planning how to cope with the coming Catastrophe.
It seems to me that a Labrador is inevitable and a man is coming to day to quote for putting a fence around our back garden.
My idjit of the week was going to be Donald Trump who is still not sure that President Obama was born in the USA.
Then I had to switch to Rupert Murdoch who was flying over ice in the North Atlantic and tweeted ‘global warming’.
However he was blown out of the water by Senator Inhofe – Chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee – who brought a snowball into the Senate to demonstrate that global warming is not true.
You cannot make this stuff up.