Tuesday, January 3, 2012

They Were Right and Getting Ready

DeBary, FL.

39 deg. clear, gusty west wind @ 10 mph.

sunnySunny...windy. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph and gusty.
Clear and very cold. Lows in the upper 20s. Locally colder across rural areas. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph decreasing to around 5 mph after midnight.
Yep, they were right. The temperature just kept dropping yesterday and now the wind is picking up, so being that it's only supposed to get into the upper 40's today, it's going to feel really cold with the 15 to 20 mph winds!!! : (
Jim took CLT and went to Home Depot yesterday morning. There were a few things he needed and he wanted to get a couple water filters for me. Then on the way back here, he stopped at the Winn Dixie grocery store and pick up a few items that he and Linda needed.
After lunch, he went out and put some water in my fresh water tank and then put the fresh water hose away to get ready for the freezing temperatures. The hoses can usually stand some freezing without bursting, but if the fittings freeze, they usually end up broken or cracked.
Everyone here in the park who has plants outside were either taking them inside, if they were potted, or covering them up if they were too big or planted in the ground. Many were also draining water hoses and putting them and anything else that could freeze away.
Linda hasn't been feeling real well the last few days, so she spent most of the day reading one of the books she got for Christmas. For dinner, she just heated up some chicken and got out some potato salad. That, along with some veggies made a nice meal.
I don't think there are any plans for today. If the weather is as nasty as they're forecasting most everyone will be staying indoors. Besides, by the weekend it's supposed to be back into the 70's again, so why go out today if you can wait a day or two?  ; )
Did you know that today is "National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day"?


  1. Dave from Illinois BunchJanuary 3, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    I don't know about the weather "up north" where you are but I just now checked weather.com and they are calling for 18 degrees here tonight--and that's "down south"--Thonotosassa!

  2. Sounds like the same weather we're getting in Southwestern Ontario. Our Warm up is not until Friday. Keep warm otherwise the Flu bug will get you like it got us.

    It's about time.


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