Thursday, January 31, 2013

The storm really raged last night and I awoke constantly listening to the wind and rain, glad to be snuggled up with Kota and Rosie. This morning on the way to work I had to stop at The Battlegrounds in Manassas as I couldn't believe the extent of the flooding there. The image in the middle is what the famous Stone Bridge usually looks like.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A blazing fire, enjoyed by all of us as the rain thunders down on the metal roof and the winds howl across the meadows. We've been told we're in for a rough storm tonight. Bring it on!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dear God, please make my breakfast bowl overflow with good stuff tomorrow.

Monday, January 28, 2013

This was Stuart at 11:00am this morning. Up here on the hill we have our own weather system, down in the town was fine as I drove through.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Saw this turkey vulture on my travels today sitting all alone in his tree. Made me wonder if he was just chilling out after dining on a gigantic venison fillet steak.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Still very winter in Marshall with snow flurries all day long.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Glad I haven't got too far to go as I travel through Marshall on the way home. The steep hill to Meadow House was pretty slippery all the way up, good job I left work when I did...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I love that living in the boonies means that I can buy local milk in glass jars. And it's delicious!

Monday, January 21, 2013

The house on top of the hill that I pass on the way home from work. It sometimes looks like a haunted house.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Took the new bike out for a test run, riding on black top, over tufty soggy grass and along a muddy trail with puddles and deep rotting leaves, and then finally over coarse gravel. It handled really well, but....I need a new seat. Too hard!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

St Alban's Sanitorium in Radford, VA, an abandoned hospital supposedly full of ghosts.

Friday, January 18, 2013

The best colors in the Pantone Matching System book.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Got held up on the road to home this evening due to a road accident. You can see tail lights in the distance. We had to wait over 30 minutes but no complaints from me, thanked my blessings that it wasn't me. Hope the driver taken past me in that ambulance is OK.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hung out with Barb for a couple of beers at City Grill. We first went to a grubby dive bar, Addy's at Best Western, which gave me the creeps, with a buffet featuring a mountain of hardening plaster mix passed off as mashed potatoes.
We didn't stay there for long...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Colonoscopy. Enough said, except it's the first time in my life that I wished I had a TV in the bathroom.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Robb and Bill getting us started with the house wrap which keeps out moisture from the interior walls.

Friday, January 11, 2013

A drizzly grey and foggy sky hung over Manassas Battlefields as I passed through on the way home today.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Got me a nice little mountain bike for riding on canal paths and fields from a guy here in Marshall. Nice and light and a darn sight better than riding my Bianchi on uneven surfaces.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Kota was in full agreement this morning that a sleep in was an exceptionally fine idea.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

The snow still lingers on in Marshall, it's been really cold.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Construction on Rte 50 on the way home. There has been a major increase of this on 50 in the past 2 months. Ugly new housing and strip malls eating up the fields and woodlands.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A dear friend Tom passed away today. I've had this photo of him on my fridge; he used to keep one of us on his. RIP buddy xxx

Tuesday, January 1, 2013