Thursday, January 17, 2013

New Semester

Here we go again!  The spring semester is nearly a week old, and we've had our first bad weather scare.   Usually, the powers that be overreact and shut everything down, but they didn't this time, probably because the daytime temps were above freezing.  I delayed my start time when I had to drive in to the University, and I didn't have any problems.

A colleague of mine told me that some of the parents of seniors at Byrd High School kept their children home on Wednesday, January 16, because one of the seniors was in a near-fatal car crash on Tuesday.  I haven't read anything about the accident, but the young lady suffered severe head trauma when her car skidded on black ice and flipped. No word yet on her condition.  I'm sorry that happened, and I'm wondering if school could have been delayed by a couple of hours; that might have prevented the accident, but who really knows?  I hope the young woman recovers, but the outlook is not good.

At my house, I had to contend with wet, cold chickens and grumpy cats!  I managed to put up tarps to help break the north wind; those helped enormously. The chickens still weren't happy, but at least they were a bit warmer.

The sun is out today, and the temps are supposed to rise into the 50s.  I can see the hens, already, basking in the sun.  I hope the runs dry out quickly--we're supposed to have more rain soon.

The work at Casa Smith never ends, so I'm off to complete as many tasks as possible.  Enjoy this sunny day!


keddy said...

I am not sure if you are on Facebook or not, but they have a facebook page for her. Her name is Stuti Jawahar and if you search "Pray for Stuti" you will find it! I think her dad runs it and he keeps everyone updated! She is doing really good and has made a lot of progress. She's still asleep but is reacting and things have really started to look up for her!! I haven't checked back today but everyday she seems to be more responsive.

Malorie Jetton said...

Hello :)
I had an Uncle that lives in Alabama who has chickens and donkeys. He passed away a few years ago. The best memory I have of him is his last few months. He had a silly chicken he named DooDoo...yes that was his actually name. After he past the chickens whereabouts where unknown. That crazy DooDoo would peck at our toes and ears.. Im not sure why. I miss those days! Its been about a year now and to this day I cry when I think about my uncle and his BEST FRIEND, DooDoo.

dotsmom said...

Keddy, I'll check on that page; Malorie, you'll hear so much about my chickens that you'll hate it!

K. Smith