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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Really??? Snow? Really???

Happy Sunday!

We woke up this morning in the trailer at the lake. I was surprised to hear silence all around because the forecast was for heavy rain starting about 4:00 am.  We got up and got dressed, ready to head into town to our house to shower and get ready for church.  Hubby opened the window shade and I heard him say "Oh-oh.  You better come look at the surprise for you this morning."  This is what we both saw.
About three inches of snow unexpectedly fell overnight and was STILL coming down.  Big fluffy white flakes.  Would you believe that yesterday we sat outside looking at the lake with no coats on?  This is the view from our back window.
On the road heading home.  At times the snow was so heavy you could barely see the road.  It felt like December, not the end of April.
Snow everywhere.  But none in Spokane.  You should have seen the double takes when people saw our car, covered with snow.  It's a good thing I had the snow brush still in the back seat!
This was the same view as the first picture when we arrived back this afternoon.  The snow is all gone already!  Just as fast as it fell, it melted away.
We went and looked at a house for sale this afternoon.  It was on 2 1/2 acres with a view of Lake Spokane. It had two covered decks and was all on one level.  A huge shop for Hubby and an RV hookup.  And a brand new hot tub!  It was very tempting but the road was winding and narrow through the mountains and valleys and would be about a 45 minute to an hour drive every day for Hubby-even in the winter with bad roads.  We decided to stay put where we are for now.  If he were retired, well, it could be a different story and I think we would buy this place in a second.  I could have a huge garden and we would be right on the lake.  Oh well.  It's not meant to be at this time in our lives.

This was a farm we passed on the way to the house.  It was very picturesque in a valley with all of the red buildings.  Sorry for the water marks and the cut off picture.  We were driving about 50 mph and it was snowing yet again.
The runner I was making for Jenny has changed patterns.  I got this far and we both realized this pattern was going to take a long, long time and use a lot of thread.  This was an entire ball of thread and was only about 9 inches wide.  Remember, it's supposed to be 162 inches long when it's finished.  The amount thread I could find in this color was limited so the pattern was changed.  I improvised a border on this to finish it off and Jenny can use it as a table topper.  It still needs blocked, but you can get an idea of the pattern.
This is the new pattern we decided on.  It will be much quicker and I think it's very pretty too.  What do you think?
It's supposed to be cold tonight and tomorrow night here at the trailer, but hopefully no more snow. The low is going to be below 30F.  Brrrrr. I'm very grateful for a good furnace here.  By Tuesday it is supposed to be 70F.  I'm wondering if spring will ever arrive to stay this year.  But Chloe and I are cozy here.  I still love it, even cold.  It's very quiet and we like it that way.  :-)

Have a lovely evening my friends.  Thank you for stopping by to visit me.  I feel so blessed to have met you all out there in blogland.  I hope you're all enjoying a spring with NO snow wherever you may be.

Blessings,
Betsy

23 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Betsy....the snow!!!! Again!!! Crazy, crazy weather we are having! But snow or sun, I would also love the place there that you have at the lake.
    Your purple lace is beautiful. Love the second one best!!!
    Enjoy your time at the lake!!!
    xo Kris

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    1. I, too, love it. Rain or snow or sunshine. But I much prefer the sunshine!
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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  2. Oh my.. I am amazed you're still having snow and cold! I've been surprised about how much sunny weather we've had here at the beach! Plenty of rain here and there, but still, some really sunny puffy cloud time too. I can't wait to show you the photos I got today! Hope to see you soon.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. I'm so glad you're having good weather at the beach. I know this time of year can me iffy.
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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  3. Oh my friend I can't believe u still have snow.. Crazy ,! Love the table runner, very pretty!

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    1. Thanks Taci! I'm planning a trip to Portland the middle of May. I'll let you girls know exactly when soon and maybe we can get together.
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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  4. Oh no! That is just crazy. What a shock to wake up to that. I can't even imagine as it is 100 degrees and very muggy here. My son went camping over the weekend at a lake in the mountains in Colorado. He sent me a text yesterday and said that mountain weather is bipolar. Apparently it would snow for 5 minutes then stop, snow for 5 minutes, then stop. Got really cold at night but he had a thermal sleeping bag so he was warm. He said camping is a lot of work so he may not do it again. They drove around a lot looking for fire wood. ha! Have a great week. Tammy

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    1. I don't think what we do can really be called camping. I have a microwave oven, a furnace, a full bathroom and a Queen size bed! Now, your son was really camping, but I know what he means about bipolar weather! :-)
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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  5. Oh wow snow? Really! It's the end of April already! Sheesh!
    You doily is so pretty even tho you ended off early. I do like the new one too, is it motifs you put together as you go along? I like it and the color is so pretty!
    Enjoy your lake visit and keep warm my friend!

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    1. Hi Sherri. Yep, they are join as you go motifs. Each is 6 inches or so. Lots faster than the filet runner.
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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  6. Oh yuck! I am glad we have no more snow.
    I think both of your purple pieces are pretty.

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    1. Thank you Vickie. It's snowing lightly again right now. Ick!
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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  7. I can't believe it was snowing. I'm glad it melted away quickly, anyway. The purple crochet is beautiful, both different but I like them both. I hope you have a good week, Betsy.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer. I hope your week is amazing too.
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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  8. Can't believe SNOW ---but the good news was that it disappeared quickly... Those are my favorite kinds of snow!!!! ha

    Love both of your patterns --but the 2nd is just as pretty as the first one. Love that color!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. I'm glad it went away quickly too. Thanks for your kind comment.
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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  9. That would be a BIG surprise to see! Still fun though. I love looking at houses and have done a lot of it online lately. We will be ready to sell this time next year when hubby retires. Love the purple color of thread you are using. I do like the second choice much better though. Have fun with it!

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    1. I love looking at houses too. We would love to move out of the city to a small acreage, but anything we can afford close to town for Hubby's commute is way too pricey. Oh well. I can still dream.
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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  10. Snow! That just seems so crazy!

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  11. Goodness snow again! Oh I think I would have cried if I woke up to that! I am so tired of snow, as I am sure you are as well. I wish for you warm sunny days filled with the joys of Spring. :)

    Oh I love the new project you are doing...the filet is lovely and will make a truly lovely runner for your friend.

    Wishing you a wonderful day filled with any blessings sweet friend. :)

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  12. Hello Betsy, Isn't amazing what mother nature surprises can be. I think Washington state is like our Michigan weather can change in a second.. Your filet crochet is lovely as is its color. Very pretty indeed. Hugs Judy

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  13. Glad you have had a change in the weather:) I would love to have a place further out then we are, but driving miles and miles on narrow, high, winding mountain roads in our winter fog, snow and heavy rain would not be fun.
    Blessings, Aimee

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  14. Oh, my, you did have a Spring surprise, Betsy! I'm glad the snow melted quickly :) xx

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