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January in October

Posted by laurie on October 31, 2011


Close your eyes, they’re both naked!

So we had this ludicrous storm on Saturday, like we lived in Buffalo, NY instead of central New Jersey! Around 4-6″ of very wet snow. We lost the cherry tree next to the wood pile but fortunately nothing else in or around the yard, and our power stayed on the whole time. Hot tubbing in the snow was sort of fun, sort of not. I have to get an appropriate hat for next time.

23 Responses to “January in October”

  1. Karen S. said

    I was wondering how you all fared! I’m in Connecticut and we lost power until Sunday night. Sure was nice getting heat back. The dogs were so delighted they started a wrestling match.

  2. Susan in DE said

    We got about an inch of snow in northern Delaware, it wasn’t too bad. The annoying part was chipping the half inch of ice off my windshield on Sunday morning before heading to the grocery store. I wished a neighbor “Happy New Year” later that morning, since as Laurie noted in today’s title, we skipped right over November and December. I sure hope this isn’t the foreshadowing of yet another ugly winter for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

  3. Sue~Barney & Jodi's Mom said

    I loved it when we had a hot tub and it was cold, didn’t happen much here. Heard about the storm, yikes! Why is Stan naked? Where is his collar?

  4. ChristyACB said

    LOL…Stanley looks shocked at Dad’s choice of attire in the hot tub. Too funny.

    My doggies sleep “naked” too now. I take off their collars so that their necks can “air” out a little. They look so relieved when I put the collars back on when we wake up first thing.

    • Sue~Barney & Jodi's Mom said

      I’m too afraid of a fire or something and that they will get out without their ID. Just a security thing with me.

    • lois said

      Same here. Sherry’s shown no desire to escape – but we’re not taking any chances.

      • ChristyACB said

        I felt the same way and if they aren’t in the bedroom with me, door locked and me with the collars on the nightstand, then I don’t ever let them off.

        I do have that little nagging fear of fire, but they both have updated chips with the correct address and phone number plus my sister for emergencies so that is some load off.

        What made me finally do it was when Charlie got a weird spot under his collar late this summer and it needed to be uncovered for the ointment to stay on. Their fur got so nice and non-stinky after leaving it off at night that I had to just do it.

        I admit, it still makes me nervous somtimes though and I have to leave it on.

    • Ellen said

      If I take my dogs’ collars off they act all anxious to have them put back on. I’m also afraid of them getting out without ID, so it stays on. (We have a doggy door, so they go out in the yard whenever they want to.)

  5. Kim Jackson said

    Snow! OMG! I would be in shock! We are actually having Fall weather (West Texas) – we never get that – and are so enjoying it. Since Rusty has become so crippled, Roy built ramps to help him get in and out of the dog door – which of course prevents us from being able to open that door. It just happens to be the closest one to the hot tub! Now we run across the patio on cold concrete to get in the tub! I am not sure that I will be able to stand that trip when it really gets cold and when it snows.??? …perhpas not! It is fun to have the dogs come give kisses while we steam in there. They climb the steps for a bit of sugar and then go about inspecting the back yard as usual.

    • Susan in DE said

      When we had the doggy door insert for the sliding door next to the hot tub (before the permanent doggy door with the hole in the wall was installed last year), we would have to exit from the back of the garage and run the entire length of the house to get to the hot tub. It was just too much trouble to take all the broom handles out of the slider to open it for people use. Not only was it cold, but you had to dodge dog land mines on the path in between (extra tricky if you were heading out in the evening, even if the flood lights are on).

  6. C Siding said

    Laurie, honey, sweety, it’s an apple tree. The way you can tell is by the apples that we find on the ground under it in the fall. (Oh am i in big trouble now!!!!)

    • Eleanore said

      Oh, I love this. It really made me laugh. And here I am all by myself laughing.

      • Sue~Barney & Jodi's Mom said

        Oh C. Siding, you ARE in big trouble 😉 LOL

      • beaglemomx3 said

        I am eating lunch and reading about all the snow fall and I almost spit out my lunch from laughing. I had to call my husband and read the Daily Digital to him. He said C. Siding is in BIG TROUBLE. What my husband said is if Laurie wants it to be a Cherry Tree then it is a Cherry Tree no matter if Apples fall from it or not.

    • Karen S. said

      C. Siding,

      Surely you mean the tree with the big cherries?

    • Baci's mom said

      Dear C. Siding: A naked man in a hot tub in the snow should not be making his wife angry.

    • Donna & Oscar & Spencer said

      Guess who’s getting a Cherry Tree for Christmas/Hanukkah?

  7. Kellie said

    I work in Buffalo, however I live 35 miles south of Buffalo…………..trust me, we get more then Buffalo, my area is called Ski Country!

  8. Nancy J said

    I want to know what the “appropriate” hat is that you will be wearing next time. For the life of me, I can’t figure out what you would wear on your head if the rest of you is, well, only covered by warm water, in a container which is surrounded by snow. A knit cap with a tassel on top for a bit of fashion, and tie-strings so that the cap doesn’t fall in the water?

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