Sunday, January 26, 2014

Walk to the Mail Box

It was a brisk walk to the mailbox.  Most days Chance and Far Guy go alone, since Miney and Little Elvis were going along I tagged along to herd the dogs.

It was cold, but there was no wind until we got out to the end of the drive.
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The sun was out and I heard there were sun dogs earlier.  I didn’t get up that early.
Chance and Miney Waiting
Chance knows he is supposed to wait at the gate.
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The dogs were beginning to hold up their paws. I was cold too. The wind chill was –25 to -30 below zero…it was just bitter.  I only took my gloves off a few times for photos and I took my camera that fits in my pocket.  When it is so cold I don’t take my big girl camera.

We were all happy to get back to the warmth of the house.  On the way back I wondered what if Adam woke up while we were gone? I remembered one time he thought we had all died and a bear was outside ready to attack…he had quite an imagination a few years back.
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We had a quiet day, Adam slept until 1PM.  His Grandpa called upstairs “Adam are you still alive?”   He was and came downstairs..hungry.  He is growing again so he eats and sleeps.  He is an easy keeper we hardly know we have a boy in the house.  He chose to spend the weekend with us instead of accompanying his parents and brother to a Robotics Tournament…or perhaps we were the lesser of the evils. Whatever… it was still nice to have him choose us.  He was supposed to stay another night but there is a storm coming so his Mom picked him up early and headed home.
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24 comments:

  1. Your drive covered in snow is pretty but boy, that is too cold. Adam sounds like the perfect house guest. I know you enjoyed having him visit. Chance is such a good boy, stopping at the gate.

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  2. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.
    My goodness, I just can't comprehend how cold it is where you live. I expect you acclimatize over time.
    Your drive does look lovely, and I enjoyed looking at your photos.

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  3. Wow! Now that is cold. I really wonder what the wild critters do in temperatures like that. I can understand why the dogs hold up their paws, probably to keep them from getting frostbitten.

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  4. It seems like you are having a never ending round of storms up there.

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  5. I have a feeling that if I were your neighbor my own mail would be piling up in that weather.
    It sounds like a cozy winter day indoors, though, especially with Adam there to keep you company.

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  6. Morning, love the view of your drive way but looks so cold too. We are stormy and cold once again, North wind a Howling, Francine.

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  7. brrrr. we are cold, but you are colder!

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  8. I can hear the squeak of the snow, and feel the pinch in my nose. Brrrr!

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  9. I can hear the "squeak" of the snow.

    Teenagers require a lot of sleep, food, and time with the grand parents from time to time. Enjoy

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  10. I can tell it's cold by Far Guy's outfit:) I think that's the first time I've seen the end of your drive, although you often mention it.
    How nice to have your grandson stay. I didn't realize how long teenagers could sleep, until I had my own, and one of them was like that. I never stayed in bed as late as that. Well I wouldn't have been allowed to for a start, and I was always a morning person anyway.

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  11. A storm is coming!!
    We think it is cold here but makes me ashamed after reading your blog.
    I will stop my whining.

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  12. Cold is a relative thing ya know.... Here are some definitions I found


    At 65 degrees, Arizonans turn on the heat. People in Minnesota plant gardens.

    At 60, Californians shiver uncontrollably. People in Minnesota sunbathe.

    At 50, Italian & English cars won't start. People in Minnesota drive with the windows down.

    At 40, Georgians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats. People in Minnesota throw on a flannel shirt.

    At 35, New York landlords finally turn up the heat. People in Minnesota have the last cookout before it gets cold.

    At 20, People in Miami all die. Minnesotans close their windows.

    At 0, Californians fly away to Mexico . People in Minnesota get out their winter coats.

    At 10 below zero, Hollywood disintegrates. The Girl Scouts in Minnesota are selling cookies door to door.

    At 20 below, Washington DC runs out of hot air. (Ya think? Nah.). People in Minnesota let their dogs sleep indoors.

    At 30 below, Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Minnesotans get upset because they can't start the snowmobile.

    At 40 below, ALL atomic motion stops. People in Minnesota start saying..."Cold enough for ya, eh?"

    At 50 below, heck freezes over. Minnesota public schools will open 2 hours late.

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    1. I enjoyed this very much!

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  13. I've been trying to imagine what -30 would feel like since our 17 degrees and wind is so miserable! Chance is so smart. Your drive is very pretty.

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  14. That's brutal weather. I don't have a mailbox at the end of the driveway so I can be a wimp and not go out. I'm trying to send the mild weather we've had for two weeks. let me know when it gets there.

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  15. Oh gosh- that's crazy weather...too cold for me! I am glad you are enjoying your grandson...even if he is a late snoozer! LOL!~

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  16. Doesn't it "freeze" the dogs paws? When it gets hot here in the summer, I won't take Hiker out for walks because the hot pavement burns their paw pads. I was wondering if the ice and snow give them frost bite.

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    1. No he doesn't get frozen paws. He is nine years old. Dogs are tough:)

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  17. Poor pups!!! I am worried for any strays or cats that are left out in this severe weather

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  18. It just looks so pristine there - too cold for anything to melt and get messy. It must take as long to bundlle up as it does to walk to the mail box!

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  19. You are tougher than I am! I tried to get out and snowshoe yesterday but the wind was driving the snow into my face and stinging and I turned around and went home! Then I heard the windchill was -40 and I didn't feel so wimpy!

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  20. That Chance is one smart dog!!! :)

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  21. I like the Border Collie because they do want to obey. Ours seems to obey at most things but being a rescue dog there are things that he will just not do. That is a cool picture of Chance sitting and waiting.

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  22. Yah! Woke up to 40-55 below wind chill. Glad I don't have to walk outside to get my mail. ;)

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