And... we... have... snow! Just flurries at present. We might get as much as 2 inches! The dogs will love that. Looking at the weather map, I doubt very much if we're going to be in the 'your screwed' region, and I didn't get to the liquor store yesterday, so I failed to take that advice. Honestly, the precipitation event doesn't seem to be entering into the picture. The temperature drop is. Our high on Christmas day is forecast to be a balmy 17 (F). That's the predicted high. I'll just crank up the heat a bit. According to UGI, I've used 19% less natural gas this year than I did last year. The temps have been about the same, so I that's interesting.
Speaking of UGI, one of their guys was next door yesterday for around a half hour. I suspect he was assessing the furnace, which is very old. I sent a text to my neighbor across the street who so desperately wants to rummage through the rubbish the previous owner left behind. She told me she saw a crockpot sitting on kitchen shelf and I asked to myself, why would you want a used crockpot? I do not understand this need some people have for acquiring things for free; that doesn't make it better. Free does not equal quality, durability, or long life. Having a lot of junk does not make you important.
|The snow's coming down much heavier now|
Only 88 of the 213 Republican members of the House were there for Zelenskyy's speech and 7 of those present refused to stand: Boebert, Gaetz, Jordan among them. The Republican party is worse than pathetic. The authoritarian government they dream of would lead to civil unrest and chaos. They will never understand until they are taught to respect Democracy. Taking the high road has only emboldened them. The time has come for us to speak softly, but use a big stick. This is the only way they will learn.