Feb 15 2016



A bit more snow on the way, here in New England.   In fact, it already started earlier today:


The railing of the deck at our house. (UPDATE: click to embiggen, then zoom in and out)


These flakes were so lovely and perfect, I had to photograph them…


Just used my handy little iPhone.

My favorite kind of snow.  But I did dash out for more ice melt salt.  It’s supposed to be freezing rain later.

Monday is household chores day for me.   I like to save the weekend to be at my writing office, because I generally have the entire floor to myself, all day both days.

When I first moved in, half the floor was empty, and I had several rooms between me and the busy offices.  The sense of solitude was wonderful.  There was even an actual glass door that I could pull closed, halfway down the hallway, creating even more of a buffer zone.

Then a property-management group moved in down the hall from me — but that was okay.  They’re not full time.

Then a one-man construction company moved in across from me — but that was okay, too.  He’s mostly out constructing things.

Now, however, the billboard-sign sales office is doing really well.  Good for them!  And they’ve hired four more people.  Nice boost for local economy!

And they’ve taken over the rest of the offices.  Damn.

Including the one directly beside mine, with zero soundproofing, so that even the most normal casual conversation sounds like it is right exactly in the same room with me.

So, despite the fact that I am now a full-time writer, I still do most of my work on afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Well, I’m a natural night-person anyway.

And things seem to be going pretty well, actually.  Progress is being made; solutions seem to be at hand.


More later…

Feb 6 2016

More rendezvous weather.


After last week’s one-day blizzard, we went right back to temperatures in the 40’s and 50’s all week (that’s Farenheit; for the rest of the world, 5 to 10 Celsius).  That’s sweater weather!  (Or if you’re a Brit, jumper weather! And if you’re German, Pulli-Wetter!)  Everything melted.  It was lovely.

And then today, this:


That's about eight inches.

That’s about eight inches.

I was itching to get to the office, having missed the previous day due to some needed chores.   I’d just about given up when the sun came out, and the snow left on the roads melted, so I just popped right over.  Everything was clean and pretty and shiny.

Local branch of the Mighty Quinnipiac.

Local branch of the Mighty Quinnipiac.

And now, past midnight, they’re telling me that the snow that melted on the roads is going to freeze, and it’ll be black ice as I go home.  Well.  There’s an advantage to being exactly two miles from home.

This weekend: More time at the writing office!  I like weekends here especially, because the building’s other tenants mostly stay home, or don’t stay long.  It’s quiet.  Plus, I can be noisy, if I like.

Also looking forward to hearing some live music from the Mendelssohn Choir, of which a pal of mine is a member.  They had to postpone their previous performance due last week’s blizzard.  I’m hoping the ice and snow issues resolve before I have to drive down to Fairfield in the evening.

Thanks to all for the map info and suggestions; some good ideas, and I’ll be mulling them over.

Meanwhile — Ack!  1AM. I’d better head home.



Jan 1 2016

The snows of 2015

Yep. That was them.

Yep. That was them.

Noticed on my evening’s walk around the condo complex.   Good thing I took that walk — I would have missed 2015’s snows entirely.

There was another bit clustered by a fire hydrant, and one more in the shadow of our front steps.

And… that’s it for winter 2015.