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Saturday, January 22, 2011


We're into full on winter wonderland mode here, which means I'm pretty much holed up in the house, not really going anywhere interesting, hence the lack of anything other than reading and knitting posts. Here is the best I can manage to remedy that.

We've acquired a new neighbor. One of the local red tailed hawks has discovered the surfeit of fat squirrels on the street, and was camped out on the telephone pole in front of our house for several hours today. (You can actually see the remains of his lunch in front of him in the picture.) He doesn't look like he should be capable of finishing off a large squirrel in a morning, but he managed.

I had to make a stop at the municipal recycling bins today, as we apparently have a weekly appointment for a snow storm on Wednesdays. The bin and two bags were overflowing, and there's another storm scheduled for next Wednesday. At this rate, we'll never be able to put out trash and recycling again. Fortunately, we at least don't have to deal with two toddlers in diapers level of trash anymore, so we can probably withstand a month before the garage trash bin overflows. And at least it's cold enough it doesn't smell... But, the point of this is that the silver bullets are near the downtown snow dump (above). It's starting to give the three story warehouse on the other side of the road a run for its money...

Our house isn't quite so bad off, but the backyard drift is already to the point where it's difficult for me to throw anything over it. We're definitely making up for last year's lack of snow...

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