Freddy wrote: ... Early coffee today. The coyotes are keeping the dogs on edge and sleep won't be had any time soon. I'm sure they'll calm down at some point, but for now they are howling to beat the band. ... Did I see that Washington DC got snow? I guess 2 or 3 inches...
Hey Freddy, did you hear about the new "super" coyote that is moving into the East. They say it's a mix between a coyote and wolf and is some kind of mean; not at all like the coyote that we have in the mid-Atlanta states. It's supposedly bigger and not afraid of most of the animals we see around here, except black bears. Even though we are in the city, we see a lot of coyotes - they live in the "green spaces" and go through the trash. Some of them are already as big as 20 pds. We've had them come into the back yard looking for food - bones I've given the dogs to eat outside.
Yeah, DC got snow - we are 20 mins south of the city and we got 6 to 8 inches, go figure. Mostly we are dealing with the extreme cold. My school system had close to 200 busses fail to start due to the cold. That was reported on the Drudge report - I felt special. My bus only started - hard - because I knew it wouldn't after having sat in the cold for so many days and went midweek to start and let it run for an hour. I'm glad I did. Many drivers sat all day in their cars waiting for the mechanics to get around to them - 6am to 4pm before they sent them home. Someone has to stay with the bus after the jump so that it can stay running a while. It was a mess all the way around. We were told to watch for kids standing at on corners and pick them up if they were going to the same school we were. What a mess!
I don't have a lot planned for the day. I'm going to finish clearing out and cleaning what used to be DK's man cave. He graciously volunteered to give up that space to the young woman who is staying with us for her clothing design studio. After many months looking for a job in that field, designer of and making formal wear and wedding dresses, she found one but so far there are not a lot of hours. We figure it was time to speed up Plan A which was opening her own studio. That space is perfect for her because it has a 1/2 bath she can use as a dressing room.
We have more snow in the forecast this afternoon, with what's around on the ground I doubt we'll even notice, take care, Lisa