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Monday, November 23, 2015

The First Snow Fall

We were the "epicenter" of the snow fall, with an official depth of 16.8 inches. It was marvelous!!  Wish I could post my own videos on here--I tried by I guess Blogger doesn't allow.

I knitted and crocheted all day and watched my Spartans, upset and stun the unbeaten Buckeyes of Ohio State.  My Spartans using 2 second-string quarter backs because our main man had a shoulder injury.  It was amazing and quite unexpected!!!!  

Sunday, I stayed in all day too because my drive-way wasn't cleared and my car covered with 16.8 inches of snow.  John was still in the Upper Peninsula with his dying sister and did not get home until late last night.

At around 10:00, I heard a knock at my door.  It was Jackie's three grandchildren.  The youngest one (11) asked, "May we please clear off your driveway for you?"

"Sure.  May I please give you some money for doing it?"

"No ma'am.  We just want to do it.  We just did grandma's and we still want to do yours."

"Okay.  If you really want to."

"Yes we do!  Thank you so much.  God bless you!"

"You too!"

Nine kids in that family.  All home schooled in a Christian group.  They remind me of Karen's kids.  

It seems to me that these kinds of kids get such a kick out of just helping people with no thought for anything in repayment.  Earning stars in their Heavenly crowns.
I got my 3" inch memory foam mattress topper Friday, opened it and let it lay flat until Sunday afternoon.  Man that thing is heavy!!!  I got it on the bed and slept on it for the first time last night.

It is nothing like I thought (and feared) it would be.  I did not sink into it.  I was afraid I would not be able to roll over or get out of the "hole" in the morning.  It is like a nice firm mattress--not hard, but nice and supportive.

I must have slept well because I went to sleep on my right side and woke up this morning, still on my right side and the covers on the left side of the bed were still in place, just like I had made the bed.  Amazing!    

Usually, if I sleep on one side all night long, the scar area of my hip replacement is kind of sore.  Not this morning.  I could easily get off the bed, just swung my legs over to the side and stood up.  I don't have to push myself up from the bed, which helps my painful left shoulder.

My bed was already high, but with the added 3", when I stand by it, the edge comes up to just below my bottom, so it is easy to get in and out of.  Now, if you were 5'4" with a high mattress to start with, you might need a ladder!  LOL

It is perfect!
This morning, John called to see if I needed him to remove any snow from my drive-way or car.  He sounded exhausted and I imagine he was.  It's a 350 mile drive up to where his sister is.

I told him, "Nope.  My drive-way is all cleared off."

Then I went out and tried removed the snow from my car.  


Of course, it was wet and heavy.  I had to use my plastic snow shovel to get the first two layers off the roof, trunk and hood.  I was exhausted, so I hopped in the car, started it up, turned on the front and rear defrosters and just let it run for 20 minutes.  After my Soap, I took off up to Wal-Mart.

Sunny tomorrow and Wednesday and 50's, will clear all the snow away from my car and probably most of the grass.
Andrew sent me a message early this morning that he had a dental appointment after school so we are going out for supper Tuesday night.


  1. I'm shocked you got that much snow. We only had three inches over here and by morning it was all melted off the pavements. The temperatures tomorrow will be warm enough to make it all disappear so I'll be off to run errands and go to Meijer.

    How nice of Jackie's kids to help you with your snow. That's one advantage of living in a park like you do. People can see who needs help.

    I have a two inch memory foam and would like a three or four. They don't last forever so soon I might be able to justify a new one.

    1. Wish I could have posted here, the video I posted on FB, I took of myself trying to get it out of the box. All the research I have done, it says for older people not to get any more than a 3" one. They have them for sale at Kohl's, but I got mine from Amazon. It is ALL foam, none of that gel added or any other kind of foam added. Some say "3 inch" and it's only 1.5 with another kind of dense foam under that for another 1.5 inch.

    2. Yes you CAN add video to blogspot! Upload to YouTube, then you can insert.

      SNOW! It's 80 degrees here with periods of RAIN every day. I haven't been walking very much and the stiffness in my knees insist that I go walking in the rain. So I shall. I got a lot done today and the handy guys are coming tomorrow Now I have to choose some vinyl tiles as they want to start asap!

    3. Do I want my video on You Tube?

    4. Interesting question, Judy. I wonder if You Tube has privacy settings so you can control who sees your videos.

  2. cold here today, of course not like you guys.
    We're wimps. :)

  3. So much snow! We got an inch, which was fine with me.

    Jeremy swears by his mattress topper thingy. My mattress is perfectly comfortable on its own, not to mention if I added three inches to it with a mattress topper thingie I WOULD need a step stool to get in bed. As it is, I have to lift my booty up just a bit to get in bed now :)

  4. I'd love to see another big snow like that. What fun. It's still hot here. Forecast for tomorrow is 70. A/C is running. xoxo