Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at home in Arizona
A New Year’s Day surprise! More snow! More than last time!
This snowfall is more exciting than the last one.
The appearance of snow a few days ago was fun as it was the first of the season at our house. But I knew it was coming. I had read the forecasts.
This one takes me completely by surprise!
I turn on the outside light this morning and burst out laughing.
“It snowed again!”
Gee, just the other day I was out there in shirtsleeves soaking up the warmth and sunshine.
Looking at the cedar fence in these photos, you can see it hasn’t been coated with protective sealer/stain . . . yet.
The other side (street side) is done, but before we could get to the interior side, the weather intervened.
I check the feeders.
I need to do something about that sugar water . . . . It’s surely frozen.
I’m glad there’s still seed in the feeders. I’ll fill them again later. . . .
(The above handheld photo is from several yards away in order not to disturb the birds.)
Reggie and Roger are still in bed as I take these pics.
After a potty run in the snow, they return to the bedroom and burrow under the covers. That’s why you don’t see them in this post.
We had fireworks in the neighborhood last night. Some right across the street. They aren’t very loud and don’t last long. I think the cold sends the celebrants into their house.
Roger barely stirs, but Reggie sits up in bed. In fear he attempts to bolt off the bed, but I catch him with my arm and whisper a few reassuring words.
Reg soon realizes — Where can I run to? I’m better off here . . .
He does very well, doesn’t even tremble.
I keep him in my arms, we listen to the fireworks, and eventually we both fall asleep. Later, sometime around 3 a.m., I get up to use the bathroom. I’m sitting on the “throne” by the glow of the nightlight when I notice my two boys are with me, sitting close by my ankles, very still.
They never do this. They usually ignore my potty runs.
“Oh, you little guys. Are you guarding me?” I reach down to touch them both. “The fireworks are gone, sweeties. The new year is here!”
Before we head back to bed, I voice a few parting words,
P.S. Now I ask you . . . . Where can you read a blog that ends with the blogger flushing the toilet? Only at RVSue and her canine crew! — Sue
NOTE: Several wishes for the new year came in under the previous post. I’m delighted to hear from new blogorinos and old-timers, too. You may want to check those comments to catch greetings from friends who’ve been gone from the blog for a while. — Sue
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