Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Periodic puppy pics

Merry Christmas Eve! I prepared this post in advance in case we lose power. The storm is supposed to build in over Monday night and we don't really know how strong it will be by Tuesday morning. If my newsiness doesn't get updated, you will know we lost power. By the way, they've named the storm. It's called Dirk. Where do they come up with these things?

Callie's licking her chops. She knows that Puppy Claus is on his way.

We are prepared. I split a bunch of logs and brought them and some kindling into the garage so we will have dry wood for a fire. The brunt of the storm is predicted for mid-day here. If the power does go, we will have heat from the fire. We also have our gas stove (cooker) so that we can make food and heat water if necessary. We hope it won't come to that.


  1. Merry Christmas Walt, Ken, Callie and Bertie. I hope that your electricity came back on and you're enjoying the holiday. Thinking of you all, I'm so very grateful to have found both your blogs so long ago. I enjoy your posts and pictures so much. Best wishes, health and happiness in 2014.

    1. kim, thank you! We didn't lose power, so we're fine.

  2. I echo Kim's comment above.
    Happy Christmas from a wet and grey west of Ireland

  3. Merry Christmas :-)
    We lost power for about 10 mins this morning but for the rest, like you, it's so far so good.
    Thanks for all the great photos you've posted over the year. I've loved seeing them. :-)

  4. I am glad you didn't lose power and we will see photos of the fondue tomorrow. Bon reveillon ce soir!

  5. Puppy Claus- LOL! Enjoy your " fun do"- that's what my daughter always called it.

  6. Glad to know the worst is over!
    Ditto what Nadege and Evelyn said :)

  7. I love the golden sunlight on the vines and Callie. And what anticipation she has. She looks just like my grandkids today !

  8. Walt, Merry Christmas to you, Ken and the "kids"!

    P.S. Love the angel pic!

  9. Of course, you probably know that there is a list made up ahead of time to name the storms...but as a sidelight, it is always such a coincidence - just yesterday in my french class during our reading of a Jacques Poulan novel, Les Grand Marées, "Dirk" was mentioned when we were reading a chapter. In this case, the reference was to one of the original artists (Rudolph Dirks) for the comic strip, The Katzenjammer Kids.

    Mary in Oregon

    Thank you for updating your blog; weather incidents can be very disconcerting and I am glad like everyone else that your holiday events haven't been disrupted or curtailed. Although, with all of your planning, that wasn't likely to happen.

    Merry Christmas to all!

  10. Good to read that the worse is over. Brittany was not lucky ( same as Toronto and parts of Québec and the Maritime provinces - Ice storm)
    Merry Christmas to both of you ( enjoy your Christmas meal tomorrow) without forgetting the four-legged ones.

  11. Good luck with the storm. Merry Christmas to all!


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