It took a while, but winter may finally be here

When I got up this morning,it was pretty cold in the house.  I turned on a wall heater in our bedroom that we rarely use, gave the animals their breakfast (and in some cases morning medicines) and headed upstairs.  Right now according to Weatherbug on the computer  the temperature outside is about 3.3 degrees, with a windchill of -15 degrees.  It is not supposed to get above 20 degrees today, and tonight the temperature is going to plummet yet again.

Now all we need is some snow and maybe it will start to feel like a normal winter around here.


Mystery Gift

Hi folks,

We received a mystery gift in the mail today and we’re hoping someone out there will identify themselves as the gift giver.  It’s a digital weather station of the variety where you put the detector outside somewhere and the little digital readout indoors.  It has a 300 foot radius (!) and it is made by Ambient, LLC.

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Since we haven’t talked about the animals in a while…

Smoky is doing much better.  It’s strange to see how much weight he has lost since he got really sick.  He seems so much happier now.  You can actually see some of his little bald patches filling in now, and his chicken legs are growing fur back on them too.  Right now he is lying at my feet as I use the Furminator on him – purring, twitching his tail slightly, and kneading with his front paws –  just as content as can be.

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