Hibernate…..

OK, so I can’t actually hibernate but I have been feeling like doing so!  This is because like many others I have been indoors, trying to keep warm and finding things to do.  It snowed a bit on Tuesday but it all disappeared again on Wednesday then on Thursday it snowed again, gently at first, then produced blizzard like conditions with lots of snow and an east wind.

Blizzard like conditions

Blizzard like conditions

And it kept on snowing….

Thursday

Thursday

Friday

Friday

Thursday

Thursday

Friday

Friday

The wind did create some interesting patterns.

Drifts through the fence

Drifts through the fence

By the cars - bare patches and drifts

By the cars – bare patches and drifts

By the bins

By the bins

As you can see from my footprints it was quite deep – well over a foot in the drifts.  It had blown up over 7 inches against the front door too.  AND it has kept on producing more snow showers……

So what did I do when hibernating?  Not anything useful, like cleaning or filing, of course, but I have phoned, texted or emailed others who I thought might be stuck in by themselves and appreciate a bit of contact.  But mostly I have been completing “The World’s Smallest 1000-piece jigsaw” of ‘The Lost City of the Incas’.  Yes, I did start it over a year ago and completed about half of it, but I put it away for the summer.  I got it out after Christmas and have been making (very) slow progress so decided now was the time to get on and finish it.  The pieces are so small that I was convinced that I had lost some especially as I couldn’t find the pieces for some gaps.  I found a couple of errors and correcting those helped but even so when I got to the last 2 pieces I tried them in the wrong places and the last piece I tried wrong way round!  But it is complete.

Completed jigsaw

Completed jigsaw!

Now all I have to do is take it apart and start a new one….

So what now?  Hopefully the weather will improve and we can all get out – although they are suggesting it will rain and then freeze on hitting frozen ground so we will have acres of black ice and skidding cars and people falling over and broken bones…..

 

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