I generally love snow but right now I feel like Nettie in The Color Purple, crying out "Why??? WHY?!?!?" to Mister: WHY is there 2-4" of snow predicted for tonight, plus a hard freeze warning?!? Who didn't get the message that it's spring?? It's APRIL for Maude's sake!!
And of course I finally PAID someone just this past week to dig up all the perennials from my old house and plant them in a temporary bed here, and I'm convinced that now they're all gonna die. Of course I could have done something like go out and cover them but that would have required me to remember to do that before 11pm tonight.
ACK! Speaking of which, there are two beautiful pots of annuals on my front steps that probably should come in.
Why can't weather be like a beautiful perfect sine curve:
(Aren't sine waves pretty and perfect? Or does it just look that way to math geeks who haven't been getting out enough lately? Rumor has it that once when I was really quite inebriated I rattled on and on about the mathematics behind the curves of a well-designed bowl, as part of an even more in-depth explanation as to why I have such a bowl fetish, all while lovingly stroking the curves of one of my favorite bowls. Hey, better than taking my shirt off, putting someone else's underwear on my head, and dancing on the table...)
Speaking of geeks, I drew out some diagrams to help me make sure I know what the heck I'm doing when I wire two lights in a row in a switch loop - where the power starts at one end, then goes to one light then another, and the switch is at the very end of the circuit. If you never see another update, you can presume I got it wrong and post your condolances for my partner. If I got it right, I'll post my diagrams just to have something to illustrate me talking about getting some real work done around here, since the diagrams are going to be more interesting to look at than the a photo of two small functional florescent fixtures in my dingey basement with wire stapled to the joists. My plan is to make sure that it works first with a modern switch, then I'm going to take off the original rotary switch and see if it appears safe & functional, and wire that in instead. Hey, a girl's gotta have SOMEthing original to use in her old house, even if it's just the light switch to her ratty fugly basement!!