Well, wasn’t that something?

The storm that was supposed to graze us with an inch or three of snow and some wind drifted a little to the west, and we were slammed with lots of snow, and wicked winds.  I don’t know for sure, but I swear the windchills were below zero yesterday.

A good day to sit in front of the fire and knit.

Too bad it was a Tuesday.

I went to work.  No early dismissal. Lots of work errands to run, so I had to keep going out in it.

Does anyone know how many more days until spring?

On another note, today is the day my sister and her husband close on their new home.  The first house she has ever bought.  It is very exciting for all concerned.  It is something like three times the size of the apartment they have lived in for ten years or more.  It is old (like 1700s) and well maintained and lovely and has a YARD and a barn and in ground SWIMMING POOL and room for fruit trees and chickens and a girl to play in. It seems like it was worth waiting for.  Worth the cramped fingers they will get from signing here and initialing here for an hour or two today.  🙂

Good times.

31 thoughts on “Well, wasn’t that something?”

  1. Your sisters purchase sounds dreamy. Im up for snow. Because Im retired. I’ve been sitting and sitting between two days of hard work at the barn. And I’m up a pound and a half and frankly, I’m obsessing about it. I worked so very hard to lose 60lbs. I refuse to regain it. Sigh. Wish knitting burnt more cals!

    1. The house does sound great! I have only seen pictures so far, but they are lovely.

      I hear you on wishing knitting burned more calories! Can you do it on a treadmill? I can almost if it is going slow enough. 😉

  2. Congratulations to your sister and BIL! Buying a home is the best and theirs sounds lovely.
    Sorry you got whacked with snow and wind. We were lucky to get a mere 3 inches. I hope the groundhog says the right thing on Friday because I need some optimism that spring is right around the corner.

    1. I was amazed such a house existed in Portland, so glad they found it!!!

      Yes, the groundhog had better not see his shadow, I have had about enough of winter. More winter weather tonight. Ugh.

  3. Well, you know how I hate the cold weather, so I’m feeling particularly bad for you – especially because you have to be out in it. UGH. I’m SOOOOO happy about your sister’s house. An old house like that is what I’ve always wished for. It will be such a wonderland for your niece.

    1. Today is a clear day! I will stay safe, and I will try tomorrow when it snows again! Yes, I am so pleased for her, she has waited and searched for so long!

  4. I too am looking forward to Spring and thinking it just can’t get here quick enough. We had quite a bit of snow on Monday. What originally was supposed to be 1-3″ here also, turned out to be more like 6-8 and more in other areas. Today the sun is shining and the snow is melting fast, but the wind is really whipping around out there. I do hope the sun is shining where you are and that your snow is melting away quickly. Congratulations to your sister and her husband on purchasing their first house. Sounds wonderful and so much more roomier than an apartment. I wish them much happiness in their new home.

    1. Thank you, Ginny! I feel sure they will be happy! Sister was laughing about their furniture will look lost in it, but that won’t last.

      Snow isn’t melting, it’s cold, but it is sunny today! More snow tonight and tomorrow though. It’s winter all right.

  5. Oh that’s one of the things I loved best about the east coast last summer when I visited was the old houses! We don’t get those where I live:( I hope you get to enjoy that pool too!

  6. And you know Groundhog Day is coming and that %$&# rodent will tell us we have 6 more weeks of winter–grrrrr. Super news about your sister’s house–SO exciting and it sounds like a great house!

    1. I know that little beast loves to predict winter! But we are halfway to the spring equinox whether he likes it or not. 😉.

      It is exciting about the house, I am so happy for her.

  7. Friday is Groundhog Day, so we’ll know then, but to have a fireplace in your home, that would make me hope for a snowstorm. Although I will admit, by late March, I’m over winter.

    1. Lol if I could STAY home it would be great! I was so chilled by the time I got home that day, it took me hours to feel warm. And I am glad to hear from someone who understands that winter usually lasts past March… ugh.

  8. The house your sister and brother-in-law bought sounds wonderful. Who knew there were such gems in the Portland area? Southern Maine is so built up. Sorry you didn’t enjoy the snow storm. It sounds wonderful (we have no snow here) as long as you don’t have to be out and about in it. As for Spring, I really hate it. Lots of mud and just generally bad memories come with it for me. And by June I am finished with summer and looking forward to autumn. I am that rare person who really enjoys winter.

    1. lol You are so funny! I grumble (a lot) about winter, but I have realized I don’t hate winter nearly as much on the weekends. I think it has to do with having to try to maintain the schedule, with a lot of added chores and slow down. Also, it is cold out. If I didn’t have to go to work, I think I would like it a lot better. 🙂

    1. I am starting to get used to a storm every other day now, but I do wish they would be closer on the forecasts! And thanks, she is so very happy! Closing went well, they are camping there until the movers bring their furniture this week.

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