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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Now it's REALLY SNOW!

Two hours ago. Snow but not too much.


Then about ten minutes ago.


To give a bit of perspective. In that last picture you can barely see the Rhubarb peeking out of the raised bed. It's about 6-7 inches tall! These are the snow flurries that the weather person predicted. I just had the news on and they said the snow is over for Spokane. Really? Come look at my house. I'm in Spokane! It's still coming down like gangbusters and makes me really thankful for this:


Yep. My hero came home last night and rid the stove of the dead bird. I soon had a roaring fire going and I happily sat and knitted the evening away in front of it while Hubby went to yet another meeting. Poor guy.

The fire is crackling away merrily again and there is a bonus. Even though it got down to 21F last night, our furnace only came on once all night since 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Maybe we'll see a decrease in our heating costs this winter.

Here's the progress on my scarf which I want to join into a circle for a cowl. It's about four feet long and I think I need another foot on it. Then blocking. I so want to take this with me on our trip. Maybe there is a chance! I do have to add shoveling the sidewalks to my to-do list now. :-(


Blessings,

Betsy

13 comments:

  1. Hello Betsy, What a very pretty Winter Wonderland. Love seeing your wood stove.. I am sure it keeps you all nice and toasty warm. Hugs Judy

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  2. WOW, Betsy.. that's some snow you're having! I bet you're glad you'll be flying away soon. I hope you take lots of photos in Japan and share them with us. I'm off for a sister's lunch soon to Olive Garden. Enjoy your lovely fire! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  3. I love woodstoves--so nice to have one going when it's cold outside! Good luck on your scarf--I hope you're able to finish it in time:)
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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  4. Snow!!!!! I can't believe it's snowing at your house..it's 80degrees at mine!!! It's so pretty! I know you say ick all the time, but for someone who never sees snow....I would so enjoy to see it come my way!
    Stay warm and cozy...xx Shari!

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  5. What a heartwarming post! I so enjoyed reading it and seeing the wonderful snowfall. We don't see snow too often here in the south, but when we do, it is always a blessing. Thank you for your sweet, gentle spirit...it comes through in your writing. God's peace be with you today. Love, Cheryl

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  6. Oh my...yes that certainly looks like more than a flurry of snow, Betsy. I am sorry you have to shovel it, but thank you for letting us admire it and your wood stove fire.
    Cheers for your progress on the pretty scarf!
    Blessings,
    Gracie xx

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  7. I'm kind of jealous! I hope we have a good winter. If it's going to be cold, it might as well snow!

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  8. Snow!? My hubby will be jealous! I am more inclined to be jealous over the cozy looking fire. : ) Got to meet with Mandy the other night. Oh, I loved it! You know how it goes, you don't realize what you miss until it isn't there. I didn't realize how much I missed meeting up with Mandy until after our meeting the other night! Thank you for a lovely daughter I get to call my friend.

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  9. It looks pretty, but please don't send any my way…snow is a four letter word at my house! :) Love your scarf! :)

    Blessings always sweet friend

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  10. Betsy the snow is gone and so are you :( if you get notices of comments in Japan I just want you to know I miss you and I'm praying you have a wonderful time but come home soon...and safely!

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  11. Brr, but beautiful, Betsy - love the ultra fine knitting too, Shaz in oz.x

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  13. Snow, oh no! I hope things have cleared up and warmed up a little by now. I'm sure you are used to it, but I would imagine you'd be grateful for it to hold off for a bit longer. That furnace sure does look like it would be nice and cozy to sit around. Bet it does a good job of keeping you toasty. My son in Colorado says they have had a couple of light dustings, but nothing to stay just yet. They are back up to 50s during the day which feels nice to him. Soon they will be in for a long winter. Although from one year to the next, who knows what will happen. Hope all is well with you. Best wishes, Tammy

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