13 April 2007

Last Hurrah ...

Easter weekend, then it snowed all day Tuesday, Glinda came to visit on Wednesday and we went to see Barbara and Annailese, a garage fire across the street and three houses over (well, three garages down, to be accurate) yesterday, the gas company came to have a look at my meter today, 'cuz they're going to move it in the next year or so. The excitement  never stops 'round here.

It snowed pretty much all last week (winter's having many last hurrahs this year), then gave us a break for the weekend. It was chilly but bright for the easter egg hunt in the morning:

The outfits ... just look at the outfits!

Then it was warm enough for shirtsleeves in the afternoon for egg dying:

They each did an egg or maybe two, then pelted off to play in the snow some more while the Mama and the Aunties and the Cousin did a bunch more eggs. We had a glass bowl full of colourful eggs as a centrepiece at dinner.

Sunday was Mom's birthday, too. I made her a scarf from the yarn she picked out when we were in CA last winter:

I took the picture when we still had nice clean snow 'cuz I figured it wouldn't see snow again 'til next year. Nice girl, eh? Gives her Mom a warm scarf in the spring. That'd be the same girl who gives bald friends pictures of warm hats someone else will wear.

I heard a funny whumpy noise yesterday and looked out to see this:

Just a few minutes later, all four streets were completely lined and clogged with ginormous pickup trucks (why almost all pickup trucks, I wonder?) and no vehicles could get through ... including the firetrucks ... buh - dummies. It got sorted out in fairly short order, fortunately.

Stuff and Nonsense ...

Length of day: 13:51
Hours of dark: 9:05ish
Sunrise: 6:40 am
Sunset: 8:31 pm
Start of twilight: 6:03 am
End of twilight: 9:08 pm

Current weather: Overcast. 7°C (44°F), wind S 9.6 km/h (6 mph), relative humidity 70%, pressure 29.83 in Hg.

Today.. Becoming cloudy. Wind becoming S 20 km/h this afternoon. High 14°C.
Tonight.. A few clouds. Wind S 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low -1°C.
Saturday.. Increasing cloudiness late in the morning. Wind becoming S 20 km/h late in the day. High 16°C.
Sunday.. Sunny. Low -0°C. High 10°C.
Monday.. Sunny. Low -4°C. High 15°C.
Tuesday.. Sunny. Low 2°C. High 15°C.
Normals for the period.. Low -2°C. High 12°C.

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