Translate

Monday, December 17, 2012

A TIME FOR EVERY SEASON ....
AND THIS ONE'S
COLD!!!
Dec. 17, 2012
(Happy Birthday Dad .... Walter D. Kaemerer 1916 - 1984)
 
 
 
So .... I get to stay indoors, cozy and warm,
wrap myself up in my 2011 Christmas quilt,
made by family and friends from Eldon's work shirts ...... mmmmm, feel him close, feel his love.
 
WRONG!!!! No snuggling up for this Little Old
Widder Woman .......
There's winter chores  to do!
The snow is snowing... the wind is blowing
but I can weather the stooooorrrrmmmmm ..... but I digress in song.
OFFICIAL WINTER CHORE  LIST:
1) Make sure the water pump under the bridge
keeps the waterfall free-flowing
so the Golden Popsicles - goldfish -
have aeration during the winter.
They're hibernating
and won't poke their little
snouts out until Spring.
Sleep soundly, little buddies.
 
CHECK!
........................................ 
2)Wheelbarrels and garden tools
stored for the winter.
Oops .... winter is decorating them with a
 
dusting of snow through the carport lattice! They look like
 strong little soldiers
lined up and ready to roll into action
at my command!
CHECK!
One more winter chore off my list.
..................................
3)  Check outdoor thermometer ....
CHECK
32 degrees
 
 
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
..................................
4) Fix door to shed holding regular tires.
I just had the tires swapped at Les Schwab
(thanks you guys .. you're the BEST!)
and will be driving for the winter on studded tires.
I unloaded the 4 regular tires out of the back of my car ...
by myself, thank you!
But couldn't stack them one on top of the other
in the tire shed ..... and the door had nearly broken off by the wind!
So one of my neighbors, Betsy, helped stack the tires.
(Thanks Girls ... you're the BEST!)
However, there's a bit more preparation
to complete this CHORE:
just can't run outdoors in tshirt and jeans and flip flops for this CHORE!
 

 
 
I bundle up ... snuggly, warm hood,
Eldon's snow coat,
gloves, which you can't see 'cause
they're holding the camera for a self portrait.
 
You gotta be NUTS!
It's
COLD outside!
 
I argued with myelf about being out in this frigid air
and getting
myself lost in a snowdrift between here and there!
 
 
Betwixt here ............................................and
there
are drifts of snow, up to my knees!
 
 
 
"Come on, Perro! I can't do this without you!"
 
 
 
"Okay ... but I gotta dig my ball .......out of ... this..... snow.
Ahhh, here it it."
If he thinks I'm going to play CATCH out in this weather...
he's NUTS!


 
With my best pal alongside,
a hammer and nails in one pocket,
my cell phone in the other
I'm ready to tackle the Tire Shed door ....that is,
if I don't get lost in a snow drift betwixt here and
there. 
 
Oh good .......he left his ball. 
 
Too bad Perro isn't a St. Bernard
instead of a Blue Healer ..... St. B's
carry along a little kegger in
case of frost bite or exhaustion.
Oh come on, Monica, (myself still arguing with me)  you're not climbing
Mt.Rainier!
 
"Easy for YOU to say ... you aren't the REAL Monica!"
 
I've made it this far .... so far so good!
The tire shed is right behind the pump house.
 
I have arrived!
 
"I went back for my ball....", Perro says. "Just in case you
want to play ball with me in the snow ..... after you fix
the Tire Shed door, of course."
 
"Hmmm ..... maybe playing ball ain't such a good idea after all ...."
Hammer, nails, string, warm gloves and resolve to fix that door!
I am Woman .... see me ROAR!
I can do ANYTHING!
 
Oh yeah, myself argues with me,
you haven't fixed the Tire Shed door yet or gotten back to the house ..... and it's still
snowing ... bigger snowdrifts to dig out of  and ......
 
"Oh be quiet!
the door is fixed!
Okay ... so I'm not Ms. Fixit ....
but it's good enough for who it's for ...."
Oh my .... Eldon used to say that ..... well, it fits for the occassion. He also used to say
'Pound it to fit and paint it to match'. But that's a summertime slogan.
 
So .... what'ja expect? Contractor quality repair?
 
Now to follow my tracks back to the house .... one foot into each track
and I'm ready for hot chocolate and home made clam chowder.
 
 
 
 
I'm almost there .......
and Perro got home ahead of me ....
and he didn't leave his ball
in a snow drift.

Let's go in and have lunch .... then I'll think about
coming back outside
to play ball with you .... ok?
My cheeks are rosy,
I worked up an appetite ..... and

 
"Meowwww ... it's about time you guys got back. I snuck out
when Perro went out the door with you .....
and been stuck in this cold porch wayyyyy too long!"
"Well .... my dear furry friend, Let's go inside and have lunch.
This Little Old Widder Woman has worked up an appetite!"
 
 

Post a Comment