Wednesday, 25 December 2013

By on December 25th, 2013 in Barbara

08:25 – Barbara is heading over to her mom’s place this morning to spend the day. Colin and I will remain at home today.

6 Comments and discussion on "Wednesday, 25 December 2013"

  1. SteveF says:

    The four of us who are here will open presents this morning, assuming they ever wake up. (I’ve been awake for four hours but no one else is stirring. Lazy bums.) To a first approximation, 100% of the presents are for the six-year-old, which is fair enough. After that I’ll be sitting like a lump in the car as Son#1 practices for his driving test. After that, I’ll be working a web site for a contract my wife signed us up to build, while my wife and daughter go to two parties. In other words, pretty much a typical weekend day aside from the presents.

  2. CowboySlim says:

    75 deg F and 30.20 in Hg here.

  3. brad says:

    Same here – end of the year there is always lots of queued up work that needs done. For us, February is when we can really take a break.

    In any case, Merry Xmas to y’all!

  4. lynn mcguire says:

    Merry Xmas back at you! I’ve already eaten too much.

  5. bgrigg says:

    Right on 0C (32F) and snowing lightly. No dreaming of a White Christmas at this house.

    Happy Kwanzannukkahmas to all! And Happy Festivus, for everyone else.

  6. Rolf Grunsky says:

    Ancient Music
    Winter is icummen in,
    Lhude sing Goddamm,
    Raineth drop and staineth slop,
    And how the wind doth ramm!
    Sing: Goddamm.
    Skiddeth bus and sloppeth us,
    An ague hath my ham.
    Freezeth river, turneth liver,
    Damn you, sing: Goddamm.
    Goddamm, Goddamm, ’tis why I am, Goddamm,
    So ’gainst the winter’s balm.
    Sing goddamm, damm, sing Goddamm,
    Sing goddamm, sing goddamm, DAMM.

    Alas, our Christmas has been all too white. Our building, like all the others on the south side of the street didn’t lose power. The houses on the north side were without for a better part of 48 hours. And it’s been snowing all day so the sidewalks will have a nice layer of snow over the ice. The temperatures over the last few days have been in the range of 15F. We had a heat wave today, it went up to 23F. Little hope for a thaw. Well the forecast says we will get up to 1C on Saturday. I don’t believe it.

    Dave is between us and New Brunswick so I expect he also saw of this ice. I expect he was better prepared than us city dwellers to deal with it.


    The opening verse is courtesy Ezra Pound who understands my attitude perfectly.

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