Sunday, December 18, 2016

Arctic Vortex 2016

SO I guess 2016 wanted to go out in a bang!  Brrrrr

It was in the 70's yesterday, and by 7 pm last night, the wind chill/real feel was 11. The vortex came in with really really fast and loud winds. By 9, it was 17 outside with real feel of MINUS 1 and temp was 23.  

Sorry, no pictures. I'm NOT going out there. 

Sam slept by the kitchen window even though it was really cold. He didn't want anything to sleep on either. 

The wind chill/real feel is -1 this morning at 5:30 and it is 17 outside.
On the other had, the wind doesn't sound like a hurricane.

Very grateful that I am inside and I am blessed.

I sure hope all the first responders stay safe while the Arctic Vortex visits.  And hoping the second responders don't stay too busy. 

Thank you to all the shelters taking in those in need. And thank you to those that are fostering stray animals.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

One of Many Thieves

The good news is they caught a porch thief.
The bad news is she lives on the street behind me.
The other bad news is there is more than one.
If they worked as hard at a job, they could be rich instead of in jail (or about to be in jail)

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Good Morning Sunshine

Not much to say today.

Have a happy holiday season and Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Almost lost my packages last night

I've been ordering for Christmas and birthdays lately. Normally I follow the packages so I know when to expect them to show up. Many fit in the mailbox so I don't worry about the small ones.

The slipcovers were ordered a few weeks ago and I forgot about them. Several neighborhoods around me have problems with thefts and it seems as though people are following the delivery trucks then snatching the packages.

Last night around 8pm I checked the porch - no packages. Around 9 I decided to head for bed and read a while. As I was walking past the front bedroom, I saw someone with a flashlight walking and it looked too close for them to have been on the sidewalk. I didn't see a dog so curious me, I walked to the front door and looked out the side window. I saw packages so I turned on the front porch light and opened the door. Just in time to see the guy at the edge of the front beds - he turned and darted in between the houses. I very carefully moved the packages inside while keeping my head up so I could see him if he came back.  Very scary.

Texted my next door neighbor to let her know and she said her dogs had gone crazy around 9 and she even opened the garage door to see what was going on. But she didn't see anything - of course, at night it is really easy to hide in the alley,

Then this morning, as I was perusing my email, I saw where the delivery status showed it was delivered at 8:41pm. That means the 'alleged' thief had to be following the delivery truck. That made me nervous!

Please watch for your deliveries!