Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Crazy Week

Hope everyone is well and staying warm if you are having the cold, cold weather that has been hanging around for way too long.

We started out having to clean up after yet another storm on Monday and boy it was a heavy snow. Thankfully we did not get the ice/freezing rain but we did get about 5 inches of heavy snow. We followed that up by having to wring out a washer full of wet clothing. Yes, after 27 years my washer has died. Les and I have been kidding with friends on fb that it could have held out for 30 years, but Nooo, lol. So yesterday and today we have been doing our homework online and looking at the big box stores. But, today we took a trip to a local Mom and Pop store to have a peek at what they had to offer. Well, I will not say they are less expensive, far from it but we are getting a Washer that is made in America (Wisconsin) with a three warranty. It will fit in the space that I have so no buying a dryer that I did not need to make the big box store washer work. It will be delivered on Friday of this week, they will haul away the old one and it comes with new hoses (again, unlike the big box store who insist you purchase them). So, what are we getting? A Speed Queen Washer. After seeing it in the store we came home measured and I called to see when we needed to come back and order it and guess what? I did it all on the phone, no running back to the store. Customer Service!!

Our work is not over yet, as we now need to get the standing water out of the old washer, this should be fun, Ha!!

Have a good evening and I will let you know how everything comes out in the wash (had to say it).

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday Findings

It seemed to me that this week was very loooong. I an sure that the dreadful weather that many of us are experiencing had something to do with it. No plans for the weekend, just hunkering down for another snowy weekend, but I know Spring will be here soon enough. And to prove that, look closely and you can see daffodil sprouts. This was taken a little over a week ago on the South side of our home.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Mid-Week, Wednesday

Happy Wednesday Friends.

It is a very sunny day here is Eastern Pennsylvania. I did not make it out to the shop yesterday to poke around for inventory but it is on my list of things to do today. Got my workout yesterday with shoveling snow, clearing off the cars, etc. It was beautiful as well yesterday and the sun felt so good!

We are still on schedule for are appointment tomorrow with a possible auction client. It will feel good to get out and socialize a bit, have not felt like going to far from my recliner and blanket of late, lol.

Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fastnacht Day & Fat Tuesday

Happy Fastnacht Day & Fat Tuesday!

Well the weather has not changed, snow is very sparkley this time and right now it is 15 degrees, so I will stay put for a bit before I head outside to see what needs to be moved today.

I need to go and poke around in the inventory to see what to take into the shop this week, but we keep the heat at the minimum so the pipes don't freeze but it does make for a cold, cold building. But, it is necessary with the price of oil, we can't afford the house (IMPORTANT) and the outbuilding. Such is life :-(.

Have a good day my friends and if you can, do something fun!


Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday, Monday

We are in a holding pattern with our weather, cold, breezy (see that I used breezy, not windy), snow coming later tonite, hmm...sounds like a broken record.

But we must move along, washer in the back ground means it's a wash day, I try not to wash clothes on the weekend or at least not Sunday, would like to think that is my day of rest. For two people we sure do have lots of laundry, lol.

Later this week Les (hubby) and I have an appointment with a potential client who may want to send some of his treasures to auction, so I will let you know the outcome of that. We were happy to get that call, it proves that advertising no matter how small or big does work.

Have a good day, I am going outside around lunch when the Sun will be high in the sky to move some snow, wish me luck :-).

Happy Presidents' Day friends.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Staying warm

It's been a wild weekend, snow yesterday, wind started last eveing and has not stopped and we may be looking at the coldest day (today/tonite) for the Winter of 2015. But, it is pretty outside, if you ignore the swirling snow and wind, lol. Sun is out but it has not reached 10 degrees yet! So on that note I will certainly,

With some,


Take care, enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

A bit late with my wishes, but the thought was there all day. Getting ready for the cold, brutal weather
that is headed our way. We had snow off and on today and it's not done yet. Sometime this evening we are going to be hit with a snow squall that will produce whiteout conditions and bring the cold, cold air with it.

Having said all that, we have the tub filled, wood stacked, candles and lanterns at the ready along with sloppy joes and tomato sauce made. The weather people are anticipating lose of power and if that does happen it could be longer then 24 hours. We have a Winter Weather Advisory, High Wind Warning and a Wind Chill Advisory. Winds will be 25 to 35 mph with gusts from 50 to 60 mph. This was not how I would chose to spend my Valentine's Day, but it had to be done or we could be in trouble when this hits.

Have a good evening, stay warm and safe if you are in this latest storms path.


Friday, February 13, 2015

What was noted in Ginnysyard this week

Are you wondering? Well here it is.

Legend has it that the Redwing Blackbird is a sign of Spring in Pennsylvania and we have had two males at our bird feeders all week long here at Ginnysyard. Males arrive first, scope out the joint., lol and are followed by the females who look like this.
Hope you have enjoyed our bit of trivia. Have a great evening friends.

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th, day before St.Valentine's Day, hmm I bet there will be lots of voo doo going on, lol.

Hope everyone is well and if you are in the East, hope that you are staying warm. It is down right brutal out here in Eastern Pennsylvania and it is going to get worse before it gets better. So, today we are going out to run errands, fill the tank in the Jeep and do what we have to do to prepare for the snow, dangerous wind chills and possible power outages (yep you read that right) power outages for longer then 24 hours could occur to do the High Wind Advisory that goes in effect on Saturday evening until sometime on Sunday.

Take care, have a great day and I will post a picture (s) of what I spotted in my yard the other day ( you will love it).

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Off to our booth at Weil Antiques Center today. Sale starts tomorrow, so I need to add a few things and freshen it. Sale runs thru Tuesday, so it covers St.Valentine's Day and Presidents Day. Check it out if you live in the area.

Bright sun shining today, should go above 32, yippy!! But, I believe that might be it for temps above freezing for a few days :-(.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Snow, Ice, Cold - Repeat

Yep that is what the week started out like and will likely end up like, except maybe not the snow and ice. But, wheat we have on the ground will surely stay around for a while, we will be getting a very very cold blast of artic air late the week/weekend. I read on one of my many weather pages where they suggested a person might not want to venture out on Saturday/Sunday do to the cold air. But, it won't be long now, (at least that's what I tell myself) Spring will soon be here, 39 days!! Yippy!!

Hope this brings a bit of a smile to you.

Hope you have a good afternoon and evening friends.


Friday, February 6, 2015

It's Friday

Sunny, bright and COLD here in eastern Pa. 8 degrees when we woke up, wind chill of 4. Brr, makes me cold to tell you.

We are off to our booth in a bit, to pay our monthly rent, put up a couple of shelves that will hold spice tins, tobacco tins, etc. and just tidy up. It always needs tiding up. I did not get out to the shop this week, just too cold. We keep the temps down out in the shop so that we are not looking a a big oil bill for both the house and the shop. But at 50 degrees, things just get cold and stay cold and it takes a while for the the place to heat up. So not much going in this week to the booth, but I will get in gear next week and have treasures o'plenty to take in.

We are looking at yet another storm late on Sunday/Monday so that means moving the snow blower up to the porch this weekend, this is getting real old, lol.

Have a great day and a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Nothing New Thursday

Happy Thursday Everyone. Sitting here looking out the window as I type watching the birds flying from here to there trying to stay warm I am sure. It looks beautiful out there in Eastern Pa but boy is it ever windy. Our high which was in the upper 20's was reached early this morning. We also had a dusting of snow but once the snow stopped the winds picked up and have not stopped yet. Got all of my errands done before it was too cold out this morning and  I am still thinking about going out into the shop and poke around in totes for things to take to our booth at Weil Antiques. I have been very good about going to our booth once a week and it certainly has paid off for us.

Hope you are enjoying your Thursday wherever you are. Have a great afternoon and evening, going down in the single digits tonight, so I won't be straying far from my recliner and blanket!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wednesday's Words

Not a whole lot of things going on at Ginnysyard.

We took a ride to a consignment shop that we heard is going out of business to drop off Les' auction business cards. The lady at the desk said the owner has spoken to auctioneers just has not made a decision, so she is going to pass along the info. Hopefully he will hear something. Winter is a slow time for auctions, especially when you are just getting started, lots of advertising, phone ringing, door knocking just to get your name and face out there.

We got above freezing today, but the sun was not as strong as yesterday, so very little melting is going on.

Hope you are having a wonderful day. I will check in again.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Full Moon

Happy Tuesday! A very cold but sunny day here in Eastern PA. Woke up to 12 degrees with wind chills below zero. But, there is nothing we can do about it except to move forward.

Tonite is a full moon. The full Snow Moon or Hunger Moon. Once the clouds parted last nite the almost full moon certainly did reflect off the snow so if it stays clear tonite I am sure we will be in for another moon lit night.

February's full Moon is called the Snow Moon because it was a time of heavy snow (yes). It was also called the Hunger Moon because hunting was difficult and hunger often resulted. And there you have another fun fact from my favorite, The Old Farmer's Almanac.

If you go out to view the moon, be sure to dress warm.

Have a good evening my friends.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Rodent Alert

Old Punxsy Phil came out at 7:25 am and was in a bad and feisty mood! 6 more weeks of Winter, boo, hiss. Not much that we can do but roll with it.

We received our snow/sleet/ freezing rain/rain over night and into this morning, what a big mess. Les and I bundled up and got our morning workout, boy the slop was heavy but surprising the snow blower did a good job and with my shoveling we cleaned up the driveway, etc. Now we await the rapid freeze that has all of our local weather weenies talking about. Sounds like the next 36 hours are not going to be good or above freezing, tonite we are going down to 8 degrees! Yikes, more wool blankets and two cat nite on the bed.

Hope everyone who is in the path of the latest storm or cold weather stays safe.

Have a great afternoon and evening.

Are you still hanging on to Christmas decorations? Today's the day to take them down!! 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

One Month Closer Till.....

Hi Everyone, By the lack of my posts you can see I missed December and January, not sure what I did with all that time but I am back. I did keep up with everyone from time to time and when I could I did comment. So, the title of my post is One Month Closer, hmm...What could that mean. Well, it's one month closer to Spring and one month closer to our Tailgate Auctions. We had a great time doing them and meeting new people that Les decided he wanted to keep it going. Watch this blog, Les's facebook page, his blog and auctionzip for updates. I can tell you that they will be starting in April (weather permitting).

Speaking of weather, we are getting ready for another storm here in Pennsylvania and I know many of my followers are too. Soup is simmering on the stove in case we lose power tomorrow, snowblower is on the porch and the bird feeders will be re-filled later today. Firewood, candles, batteries are always at the ready, so we are good.

February is the month of many things here are a few;

Tomorrow is Groundhog Day, will he or won't he see is shadow?

Have a great Sunday!