Good morning and Happy Friday to everyone! Coffee is ready, help yourself and relax with Muffin and I for a while this morning. Muffin almost seems nervous today, she’s just kind of walking around, but doesn’t want to play. She gets that way sometimes. I think it’s time for some more bright and cheery flowers today. I picked out a couple of our wildflowers that for some reason are called weeds. Very strange, but I hope you like them anyway. It’s another cold, cloudy morning here. It’s presently -12F (-24C), but at least it’s not windy like yesterday, so I don’t freeze solid when I go out the door.
And I could actually open the door somewhat normally. Unlike yesterday when the door was frozen shut and I had to kick and pound it to get it open. Normally, like this morning, the door just doesn’t even close properly, therefore it opens quite easily in the cold weather. Not even any point locking the door since all that’s necessary is a slight push on the door and it opens. Cold weather does produce some problems. However, I don’t really expect people to be wandering around at night in this cold anyway, so I’m not concerned about the door. But I still lock the door. Locking our doors always gives us that false sense of security that we all love to have. Even if the lock doesn’t work on the door, it still works on us. Therefore we can sleep peacefully knowing that we locked the door even if it doesn’t work. Oh well.
Then there is the booms and bangs so common in the cold weather. Common if there is wood around, and most places are made from wood around here. It’s the moisture in the wood that freezes and expands causing amazingly loud noises, sometimes so loud it sounds like some large object just hit the house. Like last night. During the night. When Muffin and I are sleeping peacefully in bed. BOOM!! I jump! Arms and legs flying in every direction. Muffin jumps straight up with a “yeowerl”. Then she comes over, standing on me and looking at me with half closed eyes. I know what she’s saying. She’s telling me if I try that again that I will be sleeping on the floor. We settle back down. Oh well. I hope you have a fantastic Friday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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