Saturday, January 17, 2009

And On A Cold January Day....

Sitting at the kitchen table this morning, jumping around the internet, reading here and there, playing with journal colors and gadgets....I thought well, I should try to add a hit counter to my Journal.

I've had trouble with it before, kept getting messages that I'd failed, having no idea what I was doing, or how to do it differently. I gave up. Was being all philosophical, saying "well, this is for me and how many others visit won't matter to me." Phfft... right. It does matter to me.

So this morning I tried one more time and guess what? Whatever it was I did actually worked this time. Could I do it again? Nope....don't care, it's there now. I will guard it closely, protecting it from deletion to the best of my ability. I hope.....

I'm sitting here hoping that when I muster up the fortitude to get dressed and go outside(we're up to single digits this morning) to start my car, that She will feel like starting this morning.

Day before yesterday, she sat there and moaned at me when I turned the key. Honey, I don't blame you-I wouldn't be out here doing this to you in the cold if I didn't have to go to work.

::sigh:: Back into the house, where my brother was waiting to see if his services and that of the B&D Power Station were needed. Yep, into the Carharts, and with power station and jumper cables in hand, out we went to get her started. Just one little problem...the hood latch release, which is inside the car was frozen. The cable that runs from the release to the hood latch was embedded in ice, not going to move. Options-tow her to the $machanic$ and wait for her to thaw out(I don't think so) or find a torpedo heater to blow the ice off the release cable and pop the hood so that she can be jumped. We located a heater, and off I went in my brother's vehicle to work.

He worked on her yesterday, and she was okay, but has been out there through another cold night. It's almost time for me to head out into the cold and snow(yeah, it's snowing again). We're under a winter storm warning, with 4-8 inches of snow with blowing and drifting predicted. ::sigh:: Okay, whining done for now.

Bro's making a big batch of bean soup today and when I come home from work, I'll be making some cornbread. A yummy way to warm up. That and all the hot chocolate I can drink.

Time to brave the elements. Stay warm, and enjoy your day...

~Thanks For Stopping By~


  1. I sure hope your car started today. I don't think any cars like this weather. They hate it as much as we do.

    Enjoy your weekend.

  2. I'm glad you got your counter working and I'm happy to say that I was number 15. LOL I am also happy to say there is no snow here, just lots of sun and warm temps. Have a happy Sunday. Luv ya!

  3. -So Leigh, it sounds like you're taking the outrages of Winter Witchcraft with a dash of humor. That's good. What can we do, except get through it and then congratulate ourselves. D

  4. I smiled as I read goes the woes os the snows! But I do so miss it! Thanks for the memory!
    & thanks for the note on my rooster's and your face might freeze like that in the cold of the winter!

  5. Good job on the counter--I noticed it over on your sidebar!

    Mother Nature has totally psyched us out. She's got us to the point where we think that 30° is a WARMUP! ;)

    Hugs, Beth

  6. I don't wanna be behind you after you've digested that bean soup ;-)
    Gaz x

  7. Bean soup and cornbread sounds yummy!!! Glad you got your counter to work. Linda

  8. Way to go on getting your counter working. I don't so much mind the snow as I do the piercing cold. Breathing in single digit and below is excruciating. Hope the car started today without a hitch. (Hugs)Indigo

  9. I hope the days get warmer, and your car starts for you.
    Have a good week ahead

  10. Glad you were able to get to work okay. I hope you guys don't get any more snow; sounds like you've had enough already for this year! Stay warm and have a bowl of bean soup and cornbread for me too, will ya? (I made some last week and it was sooo good!)

  11. Our house was so cold when we returned from our mini vacation I thought I would never thaw out - I know what your car was feeling. The dinner sounded good. Hope you enjoyed it! Take care and have a wonderful Today!

  12. I hope it's warmed up some in your parts. As for your poor car, well, hopefully she's held up under the weather as well.
    Take care and hopefully Feb. will bring warmer weather and a needed break for the things we must leave outside.