Last night after dark we were, or maybe I should say that our driveway was invaded by the fire department and all of their emergency vehicles and also all the volunteer fire department guys and their cars and trucks. The koookie neighbors in the back that I have often talked about that have no sense, called the fire dept. All their lights were off when the firemen arrived but when they finally left their house lights were all back on. The firemen didn't even undo their fire hoses but they just went in the house armed with axes. I think the neighbors just blew a fuse in their breaker box and needed someone to flip the fuse back on. These neighbors do stupid things like this all the time. The worst thing that happened was that some of the emergency vehicles got stuck in the driveway because of the deep snow. They really made our driveway slick. It will be interesting to see if we can get out of it now. Last night there were two wreckers here trying to get the firemen out and it's a good thing that these guys are in shape because there was also a lot of pushing of cars up hill. It was a mess but I'll have to say that all of those constantly flashing emergency lights sparkled in the snow and made it look really pretty....prettier than any Christmas lights. I really don't know what happened in their house, but I didn't see any fire and I didn't see any smoke. Just lights off and then when the firemen were finished lights on.
This morning I accidentally let Petey out and noticed that the thermometer said it was 10 degrees and it felt colder than that. We can't take our new thermometer seriously because just a few days ago when the sun was shining on it, it said that it was 120 degrees. Just as soon as I opened the door though and stood in the opened doorway my nostrils began freezing up when the cold air hit me, so I knew it was cold cold cold. Jybow only stayed outside just long enough to pee and she wanted to come right back in but Petey wouldn't come in and I was just going to leave him out there until he got cold enough and begged to come in, but Jimmy went out and chased him down and brought him in.
Jimmy went to buy a newspaper a little while ago, so the driveway is fine and we're still able to get out. He said that the cashier told him that the temp was 3 degrees. I'm staying inside. No snowman building for me until it warms up...a lot.