Saturday, January 9, 2010

Out and About

My first clue that things were not normal should have been any parking lot in town. Dead. Hmmm. Not a holiday.

Wondering how bad the parking lot at the library was after less than 2 inches of snow and absolutely floored to see it was closed DUE TO THE WEATHER!

Only in the South, folks.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ok, So I Am Weird.

I admit it. I have some things that really bug me that are so minor it is funny. Like the triple pole three-way switch in my living room. I have one of these on one side of the room and a double pole three-way on the other side. The triple pole controls the overhead light, the ceiling fan and the third turns the deck lights on and off. On the other side of the living room I have a double pole three-way that just controls the the ceiling fan and the over head light.

In the foyer I have a triple pole that controls the hallway light, the porch light and the exterior lights on the garage. There is also a double pole three-way in the garage that controls the interior lights of the garage and the exterior lights. In the hallway near our bedroom is a double pole three-way that controls the hall lights and the interior lights of the garage.

In the kitchen, there are two double pole three-way lights that control the can lights in the kitchen.

My problem is simple. I like all switches on a double or triple pole switch to face either up or down. DH and I have been known to turn on lights that should be off or turn off lights that should be on because of this bit of analness on my part.

I've never had to contend with this before. I think it is hilarious. I think DH and Older Daughter just think I am nuts.

I Want to Fly Like an Eagle!

I am by no means a true birdwatcher, but I do enjoy spotting the unusual.

Wednesday morning I spotted the unusual all right ... two eagles swooping and soaring in the sky. Eagles winter in Tennessee. I've seen one or two in this one area of northern White county along TN-111 since October, but this is the first time I have seen two doing their dance in the air.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Being Prepared.

I am sitting here, making a list of anything we might possibly need in the next 48 hours. You see, we are expecting 1-4" of snow.

Yeah, I know we were born and raised in Michigan and that 1-4" of snow is nothing. But that type of snowfall closes schools here. Really, anything over a dusting closes schools here. If you saw some of the roads the school buses run on, you wouldn't want to drive them dry, let alone when there is a dusting of snow. And those are the roads that the county uses salt on - liberally.

Sure, drivers in Michigan are nuts, but we are talking Tennessee here and they can give Michigan drivers lessons when it relates to stupid driving habits.

So DH and I will join the hordes at the grocery store picking the shelves bare like starving people. Doesn't that sound like fun?

Monday, January 4, 2010

I Guess It Ain't Over Yet!

I guess Christmas isn't over in central Tennessee. I don't think it's over until the Christmas decorations come down within the city. Especially this one.  After I took the picture, it dawned on me that kids (those in their twenties, not those 1-19) probably have no idea of the significance of pink elephants. So they probably have no idea that it really isn't a good thing to see a pink elephant, on skis, with a Santa hat. Click on the photo for a better view.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Relatively Speaking - New Blog Theme

Starting Monday, a couple of my dear friends, who also happen to be related to me and each other, and I will be starting a new blog theme called Relatively Speaking. This will be a weekly blog on genealogy subjects for those of you who follow stuff like that. You will notice on my sidebar that there is a link each of us. 

Carol at Reflections from the Fence is up first. Hope you enjoy, and recommend to your blogging friends!