Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy New Year!!

My friend Sue of Junk-it Junction in Australia commented on my post about the December 8 & 9 blizzard saying she had never seen so much snow.  She also asked how we get out.  Well Sue, here's the answer.

We shovel (my neighbor across the street),

 and blow (Ron),
 and blow,
and blow some more.


 Sometimes we are lucky and our good neighbor David comes with his big blue tractor and blade and pushes away the big drifts and all the snow the city plows manage to push back into everyone's driveways.

These photos are really from the snow storm that started December 22 and lasted through Christmas day.  We got some snow, but it was mostly rain.  A lot of rain for December.  And now everything is frozen and icy.  Ahhh, winter in Minnesota.. 

I am really looking forward to celebrating Christmas with our sons and families on New Year's Day.

I wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas to All ...

Welcome to our home!

See the round crystal ornaments throughout the tree? 
They are Christmas gifts from the Mayo Clinic to retirees depicting various buildings and sculptures throughout the clinic campus. We've gotten one each year since about 2000.

We didn't get one this year.  Cut backs, I guess.

This one is St. Marys Hospital

and this one is the Plummer Building where Ron and I met and where he worked for 30 years.

Merry Christmas to all
and to all a good night.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful ...

 Our front door at 8:30 this morning.


The snow on the roof blends right into the sky, but you can see the drifts if you look closley.


Looking across the street.

And finally, our driveway.


I wonder how many blogs had this same title today.