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It Feels Like The Arctic Here

We got buried with about a foot of snow overnight on Tuesday evening. The lake effect snow is very active this winter lately. The windchill was below zero when Hubby went out to snow blow yesterday morning. 

He would normally have just waited until the frigid temperatures went up. But we had the microwave installers coming. I had no idea if they would even show because there were travel bans everywhere. But just in case he got it done before it got even colder.

You can see how much snow we have by seeing how high up it is on our mailbox post. The plow hadn’t been through except once early in the morning at that point. But of course when Hubby went out to do the snow blowing, the plow came through and he ended up with about a 2 foot tall wall of snow at the end of the driveway. The plow always puts 75% of the snow from the road on our side of the road.

I was up until the wee hours of the morning last night. When I went to bed at 1:30am, the wind chill was -28 and was supposed to drop to -34 later. It is darn cold here today. We have not left the house. The blowing snow makes the visibility terrible. 

The good news is that the installer showed up with my new microwave. I never realized how much I missed one. When they left, the first thing I made was popcorn. It was so good. Then it was really nice to heat up leftovers for dinner.

It’s a Maytag and I love it. It is super quiet like my Bosch dishwasher. You can barely hear either appliance in my kitchen which is a good thing since we have an open concept home. 

My favorite part is the fact that the entire inside is stainless steel. It also has a large rectangular tray instead of the round one so that I can fit larger Pyrex type dishes in it. The large tray oscillates from side to side while the food is cooking. 

Since we are stuck at home, I have been taking advantage of that time to work on the income taxes. I also had a huge list of odds and ends to get done like phone calls and paper work. Yes I can procrastinate on things I don’t really want to do. But they had to get done today. 

I also have done some cleaning and organizing. But most of the time, we are watching movies and staying warm.

Since it is so cold today, it seemed like a good comfort food day. So I roasted a turkey in the oven. We had mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, corn and gravy with it. Yup, mostly carbs. I am eating a lot of the things that I love that I can’t have after my surgery. 

Tomorrow or Saturday, I will update you on how I did on my goals this month. So get ready to let us all know how you did on yours in January by leaving a comment on that post.            

4 replies on “It Feels Like The Arctic Here”

Hi AD, this is Chris. Thanks for letting us know about your microwave and what you got. Our microwave in our new house is one of the older appliances, and it is over the stove like yours is. We have black instead of stainless steel, though. Your turkey looks so good.

We got the cold weather, but not as much snow as you did, although this morning we had an unexpected 6 in. on the ground. It will all melt away in the next few days, though. The news at noon today said we will be in the 40s before the weekend is out and first of next week even in the 50s.

Things are going ok here. I haven't been to the grocery store much this week, but the best deal that I was excited about was the Chi Chi Salsa at Meijer. It is the kind we like and was on bogo sale for the Super Bowl. I had a few coupons, so spent $6.60 for 8 jars. It is not as good as when I used to be able to get it for free, but those days are long over, unfortunately. Kroger also had milk for .88/half gallon this week.

Hi Chris,

You have to love the micro. Thanks, the turkey was delicious. We are just finishing the soup. I am trying to eat things I like before my surgery. For the first 2 weeks after, I can only have liquids and then the next 6 weeks – baby food. Yuck!

It has been in the 50's here. We actually set a record yesterday of 59.

Nice deals on both the salsa and milk.

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