Soon, Soon, Soon

Soon my rhodos will bloom and put a smile on my face, like they did last May when I took this photo.

But right now, the poor thing is suffering from yet another load of snow.  I took the broom after I snapped a photo of the snow covering, and swept off some of the clumps of snow.

Speaking of sweeping off snow, early this morning the heat pump made feeble noises as it tried to come on. While I stood there in my housecoat, waiting for the dogs to do their morning ablutions and other things, I swept about six inches of snow off the top of the heat pump. The feebly struggling motor suddenly blasted into action and blew the last load of snow up the sleeve of my housecoat. OH! BRRRR!  NOW I WAS FULLY AWAKE!

The little Toyota truck, 25 years old now, is still going strong, but before its next trip we will need to do a “search and rescue” mission for it. I think it’s under there someplace. Good thing it’s bright red. Yes, I think I see it there.

More snow is on the way, but today is supposed to be the last day of it and then, if we aren’t completely snowed in, we can try to get back to normal.

45 thoughts on “Soon, Soon, Soon

    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      It’s just awful. It’s a whiteout out there and I’m supposed to drive to our quilting retreat tomorrow! What bad timing. I shouldn’t complain. I’ve seen the weather reports across Canada and you have every bit as much snow as we do but you also have very cold temperatures. May spring come soon!!

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  1. Sonja Forrester

    I am looking forward to spring, that’s for sure! Lots of snow still coming down here in the Parksville area. Good to hear the heat pump kicked in after removing all the snow from the surface. I hate to burst your optimistic bubble but apparently more snow is forecast to come on the weekend. The sun is supposed to shine tomorrow, and then a few flurries/showers for Thurs and Friday with smatterings of sunshine, and then back to a few more flurries over the following few days. Good luck with your travel plans!

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      Thanks, Jill. With this awful weather, I keep thinking of that Chinese saying when they are about to torture someone. One of the guys on the torturers’ team who has more empathy than the others says to the victim: May it pass quickly.

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  2. Ursula

    May this white stuff go away overnight so you can find the right vehicle for your travel! Stay safe and warm and yes we all are looking forward to seeing the rhodos blooming again! Beautiful pictures anyway!

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  3. Lori

    I didn’t think you got more than a couple of inches at a time in that area of the world. Looks pretty, but as my friend said to me yesterday, this stretch of winter is very trying. We had an ice/rain/snow mix today. I’m ready to change to the next season.

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  4. roughwighting

    Knowing the rhodies are waiting for you, the promise of their pink blush, helps get you through the horror of the white stuff, doesn’t it? That’s what I try to believe anyway when I look out the window at a land of white. xo

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