Friday, January 14, 2011

This is how it is with the Cold.

Georgia Snow
When I asked you a few days ago was it cold at your house.    I got the most interesting answers, apparently it is cold at every one's home.

One man told me he lived in Upstate New York and unfortunately had a flat roof on his home.  He was out shoveling his roof because the weight had gotten to a tipping point and the outside weight might cave it in.  Now that must be a lot of snow.  I wonder why they built a house with a flat roof?

Our friend Ian from the Boston area was in town and we were talking about how bad the snow gets at his home.  I asked why he didn’t use a leaf blower to get rid of the snow in his driveway, it seemed an easy solution to me.  He rolled his eyes, I now know leaf blowers are for leaves and snow blowers do a better job on snow, thank you Ian.

A lady from Ohio related how her 7 year old grandson had gotten his tongue stuck on the rain spout because his tongue froze to the metal.  That must be very traumatic.  Stuff like that doesn’t happen to kids in Florida. The child got unstuck but it took some real effort on Grandma’s part.  I wonder why you put your tongue on a down spout?  I bet it has something to do with being 7.

Grace is the lady that was snowed in she was out and about expecting more snow later in the week.  She is a knitter and really doesn’t mind being stuck at home.  She told me it is peaceful knowing the outside world will just have to wait.

Fleming was telling me that many people in his town ride bikes to all of their activities.  Many people don’t own cars.  Now that's interesting.  In the winter when the streets are full of snow everyone walks or stays home.  Things are very different in Copenhagen. 

Geoff from Oregon told me about his greenhouse and the vegetables he grows all winter.  He and his wife eat organic greens, tomatoes, spices, and squash this time of the year, all home grown.  Maybe I should tell my orchids to move over.

I spoke with John in Massachusetts yesterday and with all the snow they got in New England he told me he was listening to gospel music, writing his sermon for Sunday, and only going out to get another log to put in the wood stove.  That actually sounds like fun.

Steve in Park City loves skiing and this is the best time of the year for him to pursue his passion.

That's how it is in January with some of our members. 

Director of Member Services and Smiles
OurHealth Co-op, Inc

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