If I was redoing my kitchen, I’d like an island, although, I’m not sure it would fit. It would be nice to have more counter space. My major appliances are all less than 10 years old and all work fine, so really no dreams there. My sink and faucet work fine, too. If I could pick a KitchenAid mixers, though, ice blue would be a top choice! I’ve had my current KitchenAid mixer, since Christmas 1984 and it’s beige. They have such fun colors now.
The tulips in my header image were blooming like this on April 25th, 2012. So crazy! We had an early spring last year. It doesn’t look like that’s going to happen this year. It’s a good thing, too, because many fruit blossoms bloomed early and then froze, when it got cold again. I hope that doesn’t happen this year. I bet my tulips bloom later, too. April 25th was way too early!
Last year, we were in the 60s, so our little bit of snow just disappeared. On February 26-27, we got 15-17 inches of snow in east central WI. It is still very much present, although melting slowly. These satellite pictures are quite different from each other!
I’m so behind on this post. From 5pm on 2-26-13, and all through the day on Wednesday, we got 15-17inches of snow. It seemed every media outlet had a different opinion on how much snow we got. We woke up on Wednesday morning to a snow day and about 2-3 feet of snow drifted across the entire driveway, plus that much snow over all the sidewalks, too. It took Gary 3 hours to get everything snowblowed, plus, he really had to push the snowblower through the snow, since it was wet and heavy. Ugh. I just stayed home most of that day, although, I did go out to the soup supper and Lenten service from about 5pm to 6:30pm. That’s only about a mile or two away. Earlier in the day, the roads had been really bad, so I just stayed home.
Pictures of the snow:
Jasmine standing in the snow, looking at snow falling
Taken at 9:27pm. It had been snowing for 4.5 hours by this time!
View down driveway at 7am on 2-27-13. Unbelievable how much snow there was.
The driveway was one huge drift! I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much snow in my whole life!
Drifts on the north side of the garage
Gary’s first pass in front of the garage. That drift was mighty deep.
A wider view of snowy backyard.
Gary making the first pass down the driveway.
Now he’s on the sidewalk.
Jasmine was dwarfed by the snowfall.
The front yard after the big snowstorm
Our service walk was full of snow, too. Many times I just shovel this, while Gary uses the snowblower, but this was too much snow for that.
This was the aftermath, when the snowblowing was done. That snowbank was pretty high.
Jasmine ready to go back into the house
Today, was rainy, windy, cold, and foggy. The warm above-freezing temps are melting the snow, but it’s still going to take a while to melt all this snow!
Last Thursday, we got 6 inches of snow. It was a day to just stay home, make soup and watch it snow. It was so pretty outside, because the snow clung to all the branches.
Snow in the front yard on 2-8-13.
Then on Sunday, it rained hard all day. The driveway is a mixture of puddles and ice, which is supposed to be all ice, as the night goes on, and gets colder. Tomorrow, it’s supposed to be quite windy. It’s never a dull moment around here!