At 5:30 AM, I literally sat up straight in bed.  I knew that there was no sleep to be had.  As I shuffled around the bedroom, MK asked me why I was up.  I responded, “Because I am awake.”  My internal alarm had gone off for some reason.  When it goes off, I heedContinue reading “Awake”

Snowmageddon V: Whoa, still battling and…

  Late afternoon, as the snowplowers were convocating in our house, several difficulties came to the forefront:  the plow on Christian’s truck was not responding.  Between grabbing a bite to eat and resting, Christian went out to see what was going wrong.  He did a little bit of Internet research and figured it out, butContinue reading “Snowmageddon V: Whoa, still battling and…”

Snowmageddon IV, Battle won, for now…

  It is almost a quarter to one and I have just re-entered my abode, sweaty and hot, with slightly cold fingers.  My work has been done for the moment.  I moved the cars back into position between the house and fence. I have pretty much cleaned as much as I could, my left armContinue reading “Snowmageddon IV, Battle won, for now…”

Snowmageddon III, Stalemate?

I just came in, my fingers are freezing, I need to warm them up before returning to the war zone.  Snow,  5;  Koerners, 1! Despite all the help I had, I have one large job ahead of me.  I finally managed to clear off the snow overhang in the front and then I unleashed oneContinue reading “Snowmageddon III, Stalemate?”

Snowmageddon I

I must admit that I did not make up that title. My oldest used it when talking to his mom yesterday. Looking at the picture, it is easy to see how he came up with such a title. It is eight o’clock and we are snowbound in our home. Mikey is using a snow blowerContinue reading “Snowmageddon I”

The blizzard arrives!

I went out somewhere around one o’clock or so to check on the grandmothers at Rosewood Nursing home. My mom was, as usual, the last one at the table, having barely touched her food. That is not unusual and the fact that she moves so little these days allows her diet to be limited inContinue reading “The blizzard arrives!”

Waiting for the blizzard

I kept thinking that all the stuff from the California foray was put away. I was wrong. I guess I was just choosing not to see the stuff that was lingering that needed attention. Before getting out of bed this morning, we heard the dog barking. It was due to Mikey leaving with his brotherContinue reading “Waiting for the blizzard”