Yesterday and today

Yesterday. ...

Yesterday. …

... and today.

… and today.

Sheesh. Just got the morning’s chores wrapped and now the weather has done gone all Belgian on my ass. You’d think it was the middle of friggin’ November or sumpin’.


19 Responses to “Yesterday and today”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Same here. Rode yesterday, and today is just nasty. And it’s going to stay nasty until Wednesday. Like you say, life in the high country.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      I wouldn’t mind so much if Herself weren’t running the vacuum. Her deluxe model is in the shop awaiting a new motor, and in the interim she’s rocking this cheapo that sounds like a concrete drill. I can’t think, Mister Boo is camped out under my desk, and the cats are nowhere to be seen.

      Meanwhile, in the midst of all this rain and racket, two tiny, bedraggled hummingbirds just popped round for a sip from our feeder. There may yet be hope.

  2. Libby Says:

    If we know you, Patrick, you will be whipping up one of your chili stews or possole to keep yourselves cozy.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Libby, I had planned to make a Spanish vegetable soup from Martha Rose Shulman, but spaced soaking the chickpeas last night. Duh. Plus we’re short of turnips. So I’m probably going to make the pasta al cavolfiore from Moosewood again.

      But now that I’ve looked over those chicken-stew recipes, I’m starting to have second and third thoughts.

      • JD Dallager Says:

        Some mighty fine recipes there, PO’G….many thanks.

        We’re up in the Bibleburg area (Black Forest) where the forecast for Monday night/Tuesday AM has vacillated from 1-2 inches of snow to, now, a blizzard warning and 5-9. What with a potentially slow-moving “4 Corners Low” I wouldn’t be surprised if it goes much higher. This season’s Super El Nino is starting off as predicted here.

        My plan for Monday is to simmer up a beef bourguignon tomorrow afternoon/evening, whip up some pommes de terre, get an MTB ride in early in the day, and hunker down for whatever actually provides us some moisture.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        My pleasure, JD. The BB and spuds should be just the ticket for battening down the hatches. Incidentally, I stuck to the pasta plan; I didn’t feel like venturing out in the rain for stew fixins and risking rust on my steel plate.

  3. khal spencer Says:

    Got two nice rides in up in Boulder. Came home to rain and a leak in the roof!

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      Oh nooooooo! Hope their is no drywall involved with the leak.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Ay, Chihuahua. Sorry to hear that, K. I recall all too well the joys of planting pots and pans in strategic locations around the house while interviewing roofers and insurors. I’d do a sun dance for you, but nobody wants to see an old white guy dancing, not even the gods, who clearly have an odd sense of humor.

    • Larry T. Says:

      A leaky roof is no fun. I remember when we first rented our shack a big rainstorm had the lights going out back – the water was completing a circuit in a wall switch!!! The landlord paid for that roof – WE paid for a good one once we bought the place. I NEVER want to “own” another home!!!

    • khal spencer Says:

      Well, this is proof that no good deed goes unpunished. Its the first rain since we had solar panels put on the roof. So much for trying to not burn coal to keep the lights on.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        Their was supposed to be there. Auto correct strikes again. I am embarrassed since our host is an eagle eyed editor.

        I hate drywall. If I built a house from scratch there would not be a single piece of drywall in the joint. And putting cabinets with plywood or particle board, that is easily damaged by water, around sinks would not happen either. I would like a bathroom made completely of polished concrete with a floor drain right in the middle. Then I could power wash the sumbitch.

  4. Pat O'Brien Says:

    And, in the latest weather bullshit, want to look over the Tucson skyline while building a snowman?

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