Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Little Snowstorm Ramble

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things,
but just look what they can do when they stick together.
--Vesta M. Kelly--

This snowstorm really wasn't so bad.  Nothing at all like the last one.  I still stayed home, though. Not only am I so afraid of falling, but my tummy was acting up last night. And, it sure is a good thing I did stay home  because now my nose is a little runny and my throat a little scratchy.  Just got over a cold, but everyone on the train is coughing and sneezing and blowing their nose.  It's almost impossible here not to pick up these little things.

Also didn't sleep much last night.  The plows went back and forth throughout the night.  I am really glad that they took care of things, but it's almost like they went overboard this time.  Even after the streets were cleared they STILL kept plowing through.  Do you know what it sounds like to plow a snowless road?  Drove me crazy, it did.   A little bit of overkill, if you ask me, but the mayor sure took a 'hit' on the last storm, so he's making darned sure he rebuilds his image. 

Almost didn't get to post today.  Computer really acting up.  I think I might be in need of a new monitor.  Seems as if the power is getting through MOST of the time, but there is a blank screen and no sound.  Every once in awhile the menu will pop up and then go blank again.  This one is about 5 years old.  Anyone know how long these things last?  

Proud of myself, I am.  Rather than get myself all stressed out, I climbed into bed with my Kindle, which, by the way, we finally got working.  Left the computer on and after I took a little snooze, noticed that the monitor was working.  So, I rushed here to find out how you all are....not that it goes out while your working on it, but it takes a few hours to come on.  

Well, that's it.  Not feeling up to par, so it's back under the covers for me.  Will be grateful for any input from you computer savvy people. I love the quote appropriate. 

The futures and ultimate fates of the characters in The Snow Queen are profoundly changed by choices made in their own minds or hearts, as well as choices unexpectedly forced on them by things beyond their control.--
William Shakespeare


  1. Enjoy your snow day Mary, we're having a blast over here with ours!

    Sorry I can't help with computer stuffs...I barely can figure out how to turn my on some days.

  2. Yeah, I'm home sick with the flu myself.

  3. I have no idea how long they last, but I do know that once the dust was air compressor blown out of my tower and the other things that I mentioned were done inside there ,I've have had no problem.
    I had your exact same problem before my son did this nice thing for me.
    It will be interesting to see if others have a good remedy that we can all benefit from learning.
    Comment please...........One and ALL!

  4. glad to hear that your weather was not as bad... hope that your cold does not get worse.... I like the idea of snuggling under the covers with the kindle... a nice thought...stay warm

  5. Mary Dear...I bought a used monitor for only twenty dollars at a computer exchange here in the city I live in. They grow old just like we do, lol. I'm sure there must be one where you live and maybe your son could go and pick one up for you? Most monitors are compatible with all computer systems.
    As for you My Dearest Friend, I am so happy you've decided to stay in and nurse your body back to health! Your taking it easy and reading is a great idea! I'm glad you got a Kindle! :)
    I was wondering if the snowplows would be taking care of the burroughs after that last fiasco...I'm glad they are even if you have to trade off for the noise. Better to be safe than have deaths.
    Please take good care and remember I adore you!