Spring fever

Hello! Finally, after months of craptastic days filled with snow and freezing cold, we had a nice day here today!

Not only that, but it actually was on my day off! That never happens. It was in the 60s here today and sunny, and I had so much energy. I did yard work, fixed a toilet, did laundry, swept the porch and did some general cleaning. It’s the most activity I’ve been able to manage in a while. I’m already sore.

It’s going to get cold again, and it’s expected to rain tonight. More snow expected this weekend, and there is a chance of ice as well. But at least it was a nice day.

I design a few newspapers in Idaho and Wisconsin, and the temps there are INSANE. Highs are below zero. Lows double digits below zero, without the wind chill. I think the one place had a low of -23 last week. I am very glad that I do not have to live there to design those papers. One of the people I work with had to take a few breaks the one night because he had to go start his car and run it for a while to be sure it would start when he left work. Ugh.

I am so glad I don’t have to drive in the snow since I work from home. I am worried about the possibility of ice, as that of course can cause power outages.

I remember the ice storm of I think 1999 that hit here, and that was crazy. I was in high school. We had no power for several days. I remember being under a massive amount of blankets at night.

I remember opening the windows or doors and just hearing cracks and creaks and groans of the trees and other things straining and breaking. I remember seeing blue flashes in the sky as the power went out everywhere.

We lost one big tree that year and the top of another large tree. We also had a bunch of branches. But we were spared any sort of major damage, thankfully. On the third day of the power being out, we decided to stay at a hotel about a mile or two from the house. I remember that the reason we knew the power was back on at the house was because we still had an answering machine, and it picked up when we called the house. We stayed in the hotel, though. It was already warm there, and we already paid for it.

But anyway, today’s weather has sparked that spring fever. I am now making notes on all the yard work I want to do this year. I am also making notes on all the stuff I want to do after I get the vaccine and it fully takes effect.

I have a feeling, though, that even after I get the vaccine, I am going to have a rough time being in public. I already have stress dreams about going out and no one is wearing masks, and oh my god I don’t have mine and there’s so many people and ….

Anyway, I do think I’m going to have to take it slowly. I know it’s almost silly to be so fearful, but I would rather be fearful and cautious than careless. I don’t want to get COVID-19, and that’s all there is to it. It wouldn’t be so bad if people followed the extremely basic and simple rules of wearing a mask and social distancing, but apparently, that’s too much to ask of people for some reason. I don’t want to go off on another rant about that, so I’ll stop there.

I feel like all I’ve talked about for the past several blog posts is the weather. But it’s just been the crappiest winter, and that has put me in hibernation mode. I want it to be warm again!

Well, I’m going to end this one here. I am super sore from today, so I’m going to go and lie down. Until next time!

The Frazzled Daisy

Oh yeah, I forgot! I got into the kill feed on a Viva La Dirt League PUBG Logic vid. Check out the whole vid, and my name (Frazzled_Daisy) at 1:08:

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