29 November 2010

Billings MT: Weekend After Thanksgiving aka 1st Sunday in Advent


It snowed off and on most of the week. Thank Heavens we didn't have to go out into the country and thanks also to Pete Huck who made our driveway passable. For unknown reasons our main furnace had a problem. Eventually White Heating and A/C came over and found the furnace to be completely OK. Randy thought it might have something to do with the sensor on the roof being plugged up with snow. We will give that theory a test this night. Watch this space. The above picture is looking out our sunroom at our outdoor furniture. The one below is more of the same. The heated bird bath is just barely visible as a depression on the table.


Meanwhile, inside the house our Christmas cactus is starting to bloom and may well be a 2nd or 3rd week in Advent cactus. See above for general idea and below for detail.


And at Saint Patrick's Co-Cathedral we were celebrating the passage of time and holy days in the old-fashioned way.




4 comments:

Adrienne said...

You must admit it's pretty. Glad the furnace was OK.

How about telling about that clever statue holding the cactus...

Ken & Carol said...

Well, I'm glad you asked. That indoor statue is a wooden St Francis. I forget where we got it. It may frighten an intruder because I've had an increase in heart rate a few times when I am cautiously walking down the stairs on my way to the refrigerator in the middle of the night.

Adrienne said...

Very nice!

Ken & Carol said...

Good news. It's been in the 30s for the last day or two, so the snow is melting, as it does. For some reason this has dissuaded our city fathers from buying a lot of snow moving equipment. Why do the sensible ones stay at this level and the others opt for state and national office?

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