First, a Squickton of heartfelt thanks for all the marvelous birthday wishes! And special thanks to Ann for spilling the birthday beans! I spent the morning sinking crocus bulbs in terracotta post in advance of the evening blizzard. Why terracotta pots? Well. Crocus bulbs smell like nuts, so if you have a battalion of voracious rodents you have to strategize. Mine is to sink terracotta pots in the ground, backfill and cover with wire mesh for the Winter. I figured it was yesterday or never. Turns out I was right! Ain’t nobody got time to dig through a foot of heavy snow to plant a bunch of irritating little bulbs.
Now. Excuses. Omg. So. Many. Excuses.
1. Computer fritzed out on me last week. Boo! My amazing Geek Squad leader, Dee, and her genius tech Justin said repair would cost nearly as much as new, so new it is. But it just got here Saturday. I only have The Genius Justin work on my stuff, so that was gonna be today.
2. Nature had alternate plans for me, dumping nearly a foot of heavy snow last night, 45mph winds knocking out power and just generally making an ass of itself. Dunno why I was surprised by it, blizzards are a lot like hurricanes – they let you know ahead of time. But denial, right? in pelting rain at 4:30p I was sure it would blow itself out and just dump a lot of water. At 5:30p, it was plain to see : I. Wuz. Wrong. It’s the kind of snow that, unless you have a blower or a bobcat, you might as well stay indoors. Staying indoors is a Good Thing.
3. Intermittent Internet and an inability to wrangle my tablet in any intelligent way means y’all will have to wait for winners. I was lucky to remember my admin acct (okay, it took 3 tries, but who’s counting?) Pity me. I approach gadgets much as I approach reptiles. Warily. My tablet, no doubt, has allll sorts of neato features. I’ll never know ;-). I just want to check my work email, then go read a book. A bound, paper book. Hey, at least it’s not foolscap. Or papyrus. Right?
I can’t figure out how to get the picture of The Girl in Snowmageddon uploaded.
To be honest, I suck at tech and don’t have the nerve to try to go back and forth to have The Girl poke some winners. I’ll be back next week, promise! And she’ll poke a couple from this post as well. Tell me how your weather is! I think we’ll have this snow upon us for quite awhile. DagNABBIT!