We had an unwelcome surprise this morning. About half an hour after my husband set out on his weekly trip to Fresh Market in nearby Hendersonville, a totally unexpected snowfall began in earnest. Huge snowflakes filled the sky. In no time at all the already frozen ground was covered. And it kept snowing. After a white-knuckle drive back from Hendersonville my husband arrived at the gate of our community. The guard advised him to park there and wait for security to drive him up to the house. The roads were already that slick and several cars had already slid into ditches.
Then like a miracle the sun came out and the temperature rose above freezing. The snow melted away almost as quickly as it had come. By 2:00 I was able to drive my husband down to the gate to pick up his car. We saw several cars still sitting on the sides of the road and in ditches. Fortunately, none had plunged over the edge into the valleys below. At least not on our street.
Lucy heard the security vehicle stop at our driveway so she ran to the window. She couldn't believe my husband got out of the vehicle with two grocery bags and a bouquet of lovely flowers. I went out to help with the groceries but made Lucy stay inside. The driveway was slick and I certainly didn't want her to trip either of us in her excitement.
We don't use the front door unless we happen to be out in the yard, but that is where the packages are delivered if we're not here. Lucy seems to know when there is a package at the front door. Perhaps she glances toward the door every time we come back. At any rate, she must investigate if there is one there. Most of the larger deliveries are from Chewy and contain dog food and assorted dog stuff.
Lucy stands in front of the box waiting for someone to bring it inside.
Today's quote is from Claude McKay, early 20th century author and poet:
"Idealism is like a castle in the air if it is not based on a solid foundation of social and political realism."
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE
CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY IF YOUR WISH
BOYCOTT IT IF YOU'D RATHER DO THAT
DO A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR OTHERS