Posted in Buddy, Buddy Christ, In The Neighborhood, Lenny, Nor'Easter, Pennsylvania, Shelly, Snow, The Roomie, Weather, What happened today, Winter

Stella….

A Nor’Easter came to Our Town yesterday.  Her name was Stella and she was messy and heavy.  She made snow not fun 😦

Buddy and the Roomie were ecstatic that our new Neighbor snow blew our front walkway.  Thumbs up from the big guy!

Shelly and Lenny  were a little bummed that the snow was so wet and heavy that sledding was a bummer.  They tried to build a snowman but it was like rolling the snow through quick-drying cement :(**

Stella could have been worse.  We ended up with about 4″ with drifted snow which turned to ice when as the day got colder.  This morning we woke up to 19 degrees with real-feel temps of 9 degrees.  This with Spring just days away.  Weird, right?

Posted in Buddy Christ, In The Neighborhood, Lenny, Pennsylvania, Shelly, Snow, Travelers, Weather, What happened today, Winter

Spring is Quirky

Yesterday it was 63 degrees in Our Town.  Today…it’s snowing.

Buddy had the Roomie stop the car so he could get a selfie with the geese.  There were hundreds of them.  They are the black dots in the background.

They say there is a Nor’Easter coming our way on Tuesday.  Yesterday I wanted to put my shorts on and boom I’ve got to find my winter coat.

To occupy our time we played some Scrabble and SnapChat.  Lame I know but at least it’s Friday 🙂

Posted in Bantley, Eddie and Jimmy, In The Neighborhood, Jeff the Clone, Pennsylvania, Seasons, Snow, Weather, What happened today, Winter

Winter Storm Mars

Winter Storm Mars blew through our neighborhood.  It snowed a long time (over 24 hours) but amounted to very little.

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It started out with some big snowflakes.  Bantley wasn’t having much of this snow business.  He prefers the comfort of a warm mug of grog and a toasty fire.

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By this morning though the snow had gathered on the grassy areas and the trees.  It reminded Jeff the Clone of Narnia.  Very pretty.

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Jimmy just wanted to have an Irish Coffee and call it a day but Eddie reminded him it was their turn to clean off the automobile.  Jimmy then went and made snow angels while Eddie and Jeff the Clone cleaned off the car.  Stupid drunken poet!

Mars was anything but out of this world.  We all gave it a 1 on the Snowmageddon Meter.

Posted in Bjorn Maelstrom, Buddy Christ, Elves Are Everywhere, Files, Homie the Gnomie, In The Neighborhood, Jeff the Clone, Nor'Easter, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Snow, The Roomie, Winter

Oh Yay…It Snowed

So in our neighborhood we got 22.4″ of snow from Jonas.  I still think it’s stupid they name the storms.  Now nobody will want a friend named Jonas because that a-hole dropped 2-3′ of snow on the east coast!

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I think that Homie needs a smaller shovel.  It do give him props for giving it a try though 😉

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I was Bjorn of the mountain.  Really there were mountains of snow everywhere after the plows came through.  Crazy stuff this Nor’easter business.

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We decided to have some fun sliding down the hill.  It would be sledding if someone remembered to bring the sled.  I’m not pointing fingers but you’ll recognize him from his thumbs up…BUDDY!

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Homie says he enjoys snow so much more now than when he was a garden gnome/elf.  He’s a big fan of keeping dry and being warm.  We all survived and the next storm to come our way has been changed to a passing rain shower so no more shoveling for a bit.  YAY!!!

Posted in Bjorn Maelstrom, Elves Are Everywhere, Files, Homie the Gnomie, Ingrid Maelstrom, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Seasons, Snow, Spring, Weather, Winter

Hey Ingrid Hey

Bjorn sister has come to town and she’s liking it so much she has decided to stay.  I’m just an elf/gnome so I’m always a little leery of new comers but I sure do like her.  She’s such a sweet gal from the forest.

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She arrived just as we were having our 17th snow fall of the season.  It may be mathematically spring but the snow makes me think that Winter just doesn’t want to let go.

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Luckily for the Roomie it was more a “pretty” snow than a messy one.

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I love spring like most folks but I’m going to miss the beauty that snow offers.  It’s like the paint to the canvas of a landscape painting.  The warmth will be nice but from this old Elf/Gnome each season brings with it new possibilities, new beauties and new adventures.  I’m glad Ingrid is going to stick around to share all this with us 🙂

Posted in Bjorn Maelstrom, Elves Are Everywhere, Homie the Gnomie, In The Neighborhood, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Rain, Snow, Weather, What happened today, Winter

Curling and Rain

Curling is awesome.  The Gold Medal round didn’t disappoint.  The Canadians were on top form.

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That’s Kaitlyn getting ready to make the magic happen!

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Sweden put up a good fight but it came down to one mistake that let the Canadians in the door.

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We were having nothing but snow every week and then today came with its 58 degree temperatures and the moisture wasn’t snow this time…it was rain.  Lots and lots of rain.

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The big talk is if it will make all the snow go away…just in time for the snow that is supposed to arrive next week once our mini heat wave ends 😦  Spring is taunting us!  Not Nice!

Posted in Elves Are Everywhere, Homie the Gnomie, In The Neighborhood, Pennsylvania, Rainbows and Dreams, Shamy, Snow, Snow, The Roomie, What happened today, Winter

Today’s Weather Forcast…Snow

Yes it snowed again in Our Town.  These snows have been kind of hazardous for driving.  It is better when the snow has stopped when it’s time to drive to work.  There’s that knowing that the commute home won’t be quite so treacherous.

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That was not the case today.  The Roomie went to work and got out early with both times the driving not such fun times.

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We all arrived home and Sheldon and I got to spend some time playing in the snow.  All in all not a bad snow day 🙂

Posted in Files, Franken Files, Linus Laraby, Linus Laraby, Snow, Snow, Teddy B. Malestrom, Weather, What happened today

Oh Wait…There’s The Snow!

We had hoped for snow.  The weather people went on and on about the “BIG” storm that would dump snow on our Metropolis.  I complained about the big bust of no snow yesterday.  This morning I woke up at 5:30 am to let the dogs out and it was snowing…a lot.

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Oh my, it’s snowing still.  Way to cluck up the forecast weather guy.

Does this look like Partly Sunny and 47 degrees to you Teddy?
Does this look like Partly Sunny and 47 degrees to you Teddy?
No It does not Linus.
No It does not Linus.

I didn’t know the weather would continue to be snowy this morning so I chose the wrong car to drive to work.

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If it doesn’t stop soon driving home in the Vette is going to be interesting!

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I’ve totally decided on a new profession.  I’m going to be a weather man and get lots of money for always been wrong.  That will be later…right now I have to go to the store and get the last loaf of bread and some milk!