Merry Christmas

It’s really cold here (I’m sure it’s all over the news). I was planning to go to Minneapolis on Wednesday to visit my cousin and see the Botticelli exhibit, but there was a horrible storm forecast, and then my right front tire / steering started making a funny noise. Couldn’t get an appointment for it till Tuesday, so decided to stay here and have been at home since Wednesday. Shoveled five inches of snow on Thursday, then yesterday it started blowing around. Really high winds. It didn’t affect me too badly (I’ve figured out how the snow has to be banked in this house to prevent the wind blowing what I’ve just shoveled), but the mail carrier got stuck yesterday afternoon in the snowbank that was forming in the street. I ran out to help her, and we got the mail truck out of the snowbank but then I fell into it! Urgh. Came into the house to dry off and warm up. Then in the early evening an emergency alert went out that we all needed to turn down the heat — one of the gas providers had “an equipment malfunction.” I only had the house on 64F, but I dutifully turned town to 60F (55F is the point at which I would have needed to drip all the faucets). This morning things were back to normal, so I turned the heat back up inside, but judging by the view through my window and from FB, the outside is a catastrophe. My street is partially drifted shut. Whole north-south roads are drifted shut and the highway is glare ice.

So I’ll stay here, snug as a bug in a rug.

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate. Above a “Richard past” graphic for your delectation.

~ by Servetus on December 24, 2022.

24 Responses to “Merry Christmas”

  1. Happy Hanukkah, Servetus. Hope you can still catch the Botticelli exhibit sometime.

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  2. Merry Christmas Servetus, it sounds truly a white one, stay safe and snug.

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  3. Weather outside is frightful here in Ontario also, laid in the provisions yesterday morning. Still expecting some company tomorrow but some company may still be snowed in. Botticelli would be something to see. Best wishes to you for the New Year.

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  4. Temps were a balmy -14 here, with -30 wind chills on Thursday, the coldest day of the year here, and my daughter’s furnace chose to die. It’s always something!

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  5. Best wishes for the festive season and the coming year Serv, I hope you can get to see your cousin and the Boticelli exhibition. After a cool start to summer we are having a very warm Christmas.

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  6. Or Happy Christmas (as many Brits say) to those who celebrate it and best wishes to those who don’t. May 2023 be a better year for those who found 2022 hard for whatever reason. Oh if only there could be real Peace on Earth and love would overcome evil. God bless you all.

    Think and pray for you daily dear Servetus. I hope to get round to finally emailing you soon! ❤️🤗

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    • I think I read somewhere that in the 19th c., “merry” in English could mean “drunk” so that’s why we say different things. It’s great to hear from you; I, too, wish for peace on earth. Mail me whenever you like 🙂

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  7. Happy Hanukkah and merry Christmas to you. Sounds like a “white Christmas” of the extreme kind. Hope your visit to the exhibition will not be delayed for too long. Stay warm!

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    • Thanks — either I’ll go by Tuesday, or I’ll have missed it. My own fault. I had planned to go at Thanksgiving and felt “too tired.” Happy New Year 2023 — I hope it brings you and Mr Guylty good things!

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  8. Snug as a bug in a rug sounds good. Happy holidays to you!

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  9. Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas to you. Hope you get your car fixed. Not looking forward to the warm weather with rain. Yuck. Not been liking the weather the past two weeks at all. Lucky the two oldest made it home for Christmas.

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    • Thanks. It’s been worse for you guys than for us. I’m not looking forward to the rain either — they’ll finally have the streets clear and then they’ll turn icy again. Best wishes for 2023 for you and the gentlemen!

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  10. Sorry, I’m a bit too late to whish happy Hanukkah. Stay safe!

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  11. That all sounds terribly cold! Glad you could stay snug. Hope your holidays were good!

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