Friday, February 5, 2010

Go Figure....

Go figure is about all I can say ....
Our winter weather usually is so l-o-n-g, cooold (brrr), and snowy. It can start in October sometimes and end somewhere in April sometimes. Those winter months can start later and end earlier though. It gets so that you just can't face ANOTHER day of scraping and brushing and lugging on boots, scarves, gloves...yuck! This year however has been very different. We haven't had much snow and we've had some lovely springlike days as well.

My mom lives an hour north of me and up until last winter has shovelled her own driveway. She just turned 80 in October for goodness sake. We can't help her with it because if its snowing there we can't get there. No one in her subdivision can help but periodically. This year she contracted a snow company from November to March to do her driveway. Well, they have only had to come 3 times so far never mind that last year she would shove 2-3 times a day. Go figure....

Last winter I drove my new car through its first winter. I didn't feel comfortable with all season tires driving that car. I decided this year I would get at least 2 snow tires. When my eldest son Geoff asked what I wanted for Christmas I suggested that if he wanted to contribute towards one tire that would be a wonderful gift.

One day in early December when I came home I found a tire sitting beside my little Christmas. I didn't know what that was about. A message from Geoff told me there were 3 more on the balcony and Merry Christmas!! He had found the tires online. They were one season old and like new and he got them for a good deal he said. That was such a generous gift and he refused to discuss my paying for some of them.

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When we FINALLY had some snow I was so happy to try them out and they made a world of difference. I felt safe! But now we have barely had any snow but we have had rain. Go figure....
If I had known it would only take my mother to pay for a contractor to shovel her driveway, and for me to finally get snow tires for the weather to change....we wouldn't have waited this long. Go figure....

I hope all goes according to your plan today... Judi xoxo

9 comments:

Libby said...

Ain't that the way it goes??!!

Marilyn said...

Is that not always the way!?! Oh well, better safe than sorry as they say. Seems we did the same thing with our tree trimming and then the ice never got here. But, like you, It was worth it to not have the bad weather. This has been a strange hear. Much more snow than we ever see and colder temps too.
I hope today goes fast and your weekend last a long, long time. Enjoy!

Julie said...

LOL...it does seen that is the way it goes so many times!!! I am happy with the changes you got to make this year...and will greatly ease your winter strain so much! Why don't you just move to Florida??? :)

Darlene said...

It seems like that is ALWAYS the way it happens....lol. You aren't getting all the cold and snow because I think you sent it to Oklahoma this year!!!!!!!♥

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I have an idea..
MOVE TO MINNESOTA...
it's SNOWING...AGAIN and your tires would love it!!!
Happy weekend!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Shelia said...

Hi Judi!! Never fails, does it? :)
I'm glad you're not snowed in!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lorrie said...

I can tell you where your snow is Judi--it's down here in NC this winter. We haven't had a such a snowy winter in years. The kids are going to be making up missed school days for a long time.

I am ready for the spring thaw!

Ruthie said...

What a lovely gift and such a thoughtful one. :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

The weather has been weird this winter. We've been hammered in the South, even as far south as Florida where we had days of freezing temps which never happens! I'm interested to know that you have had so little snow.

I'm glad you got the tires, though, and that your mother got help, Judi!

XO,

Sheila :-)