(Jan) It looks like it's going to be a white Christmas here in Iowa! We've had about three inches of snow so far today with an ice/snow storm predicted for Thursday. Oh! And it's about 5 degrees right now!
We left Yuma last Thursday morning after storing our rig and having a cup of coffee and some wonderful cinnamon raisin bread with Joanne. It was about 70 degrees and sunny. As we drove east and then north it got progressively cooler. We stayed over night in Alamogordo, New Mexico and then the next day headed up Hwy 54 through Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Next we headed north on I135 and Hwy 81 to I80 in York, Nebraska where we stopped for the night. It was 31 degrees! It warmed as we drove east to the farm and the weather was fairly nice at 57 degrees for a December day in the Midwest.
But wait! Since then it has been colder than 'billy hell'!! Sunday morning it was 5 degrees with a 35-40 mph wind blowing and by that night it was -10. So what are we doing here? Visiting family and friends!
Saturday afternoon I got to spend the afternoon with my mom and dad. We brought the Christmas tree up from downstairs and decorated the house. They are both slow but doing well. On Sunday Chuck and I took them to church, had a nice visit and then ran some errands for them. It's so cold here, I'm glad their house is toasty warm.
Last night some of my local girlfriends and I went to a friend's house in Carroll for a Birthday/Christmas party. We had a wonderful time chatting and catching up on each other's lives. Good wine, good food, great company. It was good to see 'the girls' again!
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