Running / The Castle

Post Storm Non-shoveling

So I awoke to above freezing temperatures and slush on the ground. In checking the weather forecast I’ve learned the temperature is going to increase. So, no need to shovel this morning. With the high projected to be 38 I figure the […]

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General / The Castle

Pre-storm Shoveling

I spent an hour using the snowblower, a shovel, and a sidewalk ice scrapper to clear off the deck. There was a 3-foot tall pile of snow that ran the length of the deck. It came from the roofers scrapping all the […]

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The Castle

What!?!?!?!?

Are you kidding me with this weather? It’s supposed to be -4 degrees tomorrow morning. No. Just no. Thankfully I decided to clean off my driveway last night. Originally I was going to hold of until this morning. That would have left […]

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The Castle

Snow Blowed!

And it was a wet, sticky snow. If it had been dry I am sure I’d have been dealing with 12 inches. But it was super wet and so was mush. Had I had to shovel the stuff I’d be at the […]

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The Castle

Rise And Shine

Good Morning North Blogistan! It’s 18 degrees out and partly cloudy with a wind out of the North at 6 mph. I expect a high of 26 and the wind to swing around out of the west by the afternoon. It looks […]

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The Castle

Home Improvements.

For the record, I hate doing house repairs. But that doesn’t mean I can’t do them. I just don’t like doing them. So, when I actually do repairs around the house, I think I deserve to brag. So, yeah, this is a […]

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The Castle

First Shoveling

Since it wasn’t heavy enough of a snowfall I ended up shoveling the driveway and sidewalk to the front door, it took about 45 minutes and wasn’t that much of a workout. Maneuvering the massive snowblower probably would have been a more […]

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The Castle

It Was A Dark And…..

Yeah, yeah, yeah. A thunderstorm moved in at 2:00 AM. There was wind; there was rain; there was a whole lot of lightning. It was very, very frightful. Somehow, this cup managed to stay on the deck table.

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The Castle / Tina

Get Out Of Dodge!

I was given my marching orders in no uncertain terms. Tina is going to come home from work and clean house. That means I must not be around and under foot. So, I am going to go for a run soon, shower, […]

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Cats / The Castle

Kang And The Chipmonks

I was out on the deck, mindfully enjoying the nature that surrounds my backyard. Squirrels were climbing in the trees deep in the woods to the west. Birds were all about chirping. The occasional hummingbird swooped by to drink nectar from either […]

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