The weather people had us Northern Michiganders all in a tizzy. The threat of high winds with feet of snow was, if I must say, EXCITING! We only have had one small snow event here since November. Usually by now we have high banks of snow lining our driveway and parking area. With only grass to be seen, the threat of a winter storm was invigorating! With some forewarning, we hustled to stack more wood on the porch, batten down the tarps that cover our wood piles, get the chicken coop wind ready, and warmer with more straw and extra light bulbs. We put the snow shovels close to the entry ways to the studio, the house and the barn. We were ready.
The storm arrived the rain turned into snow, the temps dropped and the wind howled. But for us. here in East Jordan, the huge lake effect machine missed us.... :(
The storm moved out on Monday afternoon, and we measured 3 inches of snow. There were blades of grass still peeking through! We really miss our winter here. If it's going to be cold it would be nice to have some beautiful pristine, sound muffling, foundation insulating snow. Today is Thursday, and it has reached 36 degrees. What little snow we did receive from the "storm", is melting. It's supposed to be 40' tomorrow!
Since there isn't much we can do about the weather, Jerry and I are working on photos of new jewelery, and vintage books and items that we just have to move on to other caring folks. We will be listing some of our vintage items on our EBay site and perhaps in our Bonanza shop too.
It's fun getting out these wonderful old items that spoke to us of times gone by, and offered a unique sense of beauty and detail that is not seen so much anymore. When I get some things actually listed, I will announce it here. Hope everyone is entering 2012 with a happy outlook and is keeping warm by the fire or furnace, or what ever heating device you may have. Happy January 5th!...... Linda