The big topic on social, the news, and basic chatter was today’s snowstorm. Last evening, schools began closing by 5 PM. I think these closing notifications, some arriving during students’ lessons, was a great motivator.
Well, when I checked outside around 3:30 AM, I was beginning to figure out that the weather reports were a bust. When I let out the dogs at 7:15 AM, I was in the kitchen and saw someone walking along the sidewalk. They tried to open my trash container, to throw away an empty coffee cup. When he could not get the container lid open, he threw his cup on the ground and yanked my container over. I put on a pair of jeans and boots and set the container back up.
I spent the remainder of the morning working from bed with Bailey and Harrigan pressed against me. It was a productive morning for research. Last night, I discovered the 1899 Sanborn Fire Maps for my hometown, Elwood, Indiana, and I thoroughly enjoyed perusing the nineteen sections. The home in which I grew up at the southwest corner of Ninth and Main streets originally had an attached kitchen and a substantial carriage house.
I began writing this blog at 11:15 AM and forgot all about it because I became so engrossed in research and discussion of Elwood’s history on Facebook with some friends.
Make it a great day!
PHOTO: 1899 photo of where I grew up from 1964-1983.