Friday, April 7, 2017

Spring?

Last Saturday I helped some friends with a wedding reception which, for me, generally translates to helping with food. One of the family members had made and froze quite a few perogies and I offered to cook them for the reception. I cooked them outside since the last thing anyone wanted was dealing with hot oil in a crowded kitchen. It turned out to be a great day to be outside even if it was with a propane burner and a frying pan. This is the view of Ester Dome from their front yard where I was set up.

On Wednesday, I hired Brian, one of the guys from College Coffeehouse, with his skid steer loader to clear some of the packed snow and ice from the driveway. The snow and softer ice was readily dealt with but not the thick layer of ice in the middle of the driveway.

And today, Friday, there was a lot of moaning and groaning around town when a few more inches of the pretty white stuff returned. But it won't hang around very long. It's supposed to be sunny and warm again this weekend. Somehow everyone forgets that we can get snow all the way through May.

Just to bring a little moto content back to the blog, I have been riding almost every day. Until today. After some of the warm afternoons, I was thinking that it may be time to switch to heavier engine oil. 

10 comments:

SonjaM said...

Funny, how your spring looks like, Richard ;-) Meanwhile we have to deal with yellow pollen. It's everywhere, outside, on the clean car, on windows... I wish for rain, so the flowery dust can settle.

RichardM said...

Spring here is a little different than many other places. The pollen becomes a problem (for some) in another month or so. I'm not exactly sure when since I don't seem to be affected by it too much...

redlegsrides said...

Man that's a thick coating of ice on your driveway!

RichardM said...

I think that it's about 4-5" thick in the middle. Takes a while for that to thaw out...

Trobairitz said...

It is good to see things are starting to warm up for you. Hopefully no more white stuff.

RichardM said...

Hopefully. Only another month before the road trip!

Ken said...

Receptions of any kind aren't my favorite thing but I would be more willing to go to a wedding reception if it meant getting some of your cooking! :)

RichardM said...

Thank you! I'll take that as a compliment.

Lynne Goebeler said...

Nice pics, but wow that driveway ice! We are in the heavy pollen right now, but at least it has rained a bit to clear it out occasionally.

RichardM said...

it is a balmy, sunny +38° right now. A beautiful Spring morning. The thick ice on the driveway is slowly melting but at least the uphill portion is clear.