Sunday, January 26, 2014

Blizzard Warning

We have been under a blizzard warning since yesterday.  Now it is starting up.  Snow fell overnight. The light fluffy stuff so when the wind begins to blow it will be whiteout here.  They say we could see wind gusts up to 50 and 60 mph making the wind chills about the same as that.  This is supposed to last until tomorrow night and then an additional day of below zero temperatures all day long. This has been the hardest winter since 1982 and they say anyone under 40 years has never seen a winter like this one. They have also said we could have "thunder snow".  I don't know if we have ever had that before but I guess it means more snow than usual.  We can't wait for Spring.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ice Skates

I  never could learn to ice skate.  I spent more time sitting on the ice than skating.  It might come in handy now if I could ice skate as we have had freezing rain again and all is slick.  Makes for dangerous driving too.  The winds came up in the night and are gusting as high as 50 mph an hour.  We were blessed now to get the couple inches of snow overnight but now I see a few spits of snow in the air.  At least we don't have any loose snow on the ground to spoil travelling vision on the roads around here.  Other places aren't so blessed.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Terrible Weather

We just went through the big arctic blast that has hit most of the United States.  We had days and days of below zero temperatures during the day.  Then with the wind chills, it was common to have -50 and -60 wind chills.  A great many of my neighbors had frozen pipes.  My brother, who lives in another town, had his water freeze up too.  He is elderly and I am so glad he had a young friend who could come and thaw out the pipes for him.  It has started to warm up. At least it now above zero and it hit 32 today but we got fog that caused freezing on all the roads and a coating over that, making driving and walking dangerous.  I am lucky I could stay in and didn't have to go anywhere. It is now 32 degrees and lightly snowing.  We don't need any more snow either.

Punching Equipment

There is a very great variety of types of  punching equipment that are used in many manufacturing companies.  There are as many as 518 models of Ironworker  machines that can perform several operations on sheet plate.  There are many different types and models of equipment used for punching sheet metal, as well as, a great many other functions. By checking into the Internet, you can find exactly what type you need for the jobs you do.

Sheet of Ice

We had heavy fog last night.  Again, today it has gotten foggy also.  The fog has caused a total covering of very slippery driving or walking.  Then there is a light coating of white over the ice caused by the fog also.  You are taking your chanced if you go out on it.  I am staying in again today.  It isn't worth the risk to go to the mailbox.  They are large enough to hold quite a bit of mail and they are locked so it is safe.  It seems the mail is mostly advertising, junk mail and catalogs now and for a long time already. Tonight we are to get 1 or 2 inches of snow.  That should make walking and driving even more hazardous. I will be glad to see Spring and warm weather.  February can be brutal too but I hope it isn't this year.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Imprinted Promotional Items

It is always fun to do business with a company that gives you  imprinted promotional items.  By checking out the Internet, I found a company that has a huge inventory of every kind of promotional item you can think of. Most of us are used to getting key chains and calendars but there are so many more items that can be imprinted with your company's name and passed out to your customers.  It keeps your name before the customer all the time.  It is great advertising that lasts and lasts.  They have everything from fun items to more serious items such as awards or trophies.