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What do you do after school on your first snow day of Winter?
By smileywomanmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Jan 17, 2008 04:37 PM

What do you do after school on your first snow day of Winter?

-You take pictures with your new SLR digital camera.
-You make homemade pretzels with a family member (my teenager Evan).
-You make a 7 foot tall snowman! :D


Image hotlink - 'http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/smileywoman/Snow/streetsnow2.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/smileywoman/Snow/snowmanS.jpg'

Here’s a view down the driveway…
Image hotlink - 'http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/smileywoman/Snow/snowdriveway.jpg'

The dogs in their backyard…
Image hotlink - 'http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/smileywoman/Snow/snowdogs.jpg'

The iron fence and gate near the garage entrance…
Image hotlink - 'http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/smileywoman/Snow/snowbackyard.jpg'

smileywoman’s house from afar…
Image hotlink - 'http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/smileywoman/Snow/smileysnowhouse5.jpg'

pulling into the driveway…
Image hotlink - 'http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/smileywoman/Snow/smileysnowhouse3.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/smileywoman/Snow/smileysnowhouse.jpg'

front lawn…
Image hotlink - 'http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/smileywoman/Snow/FrontLawn2.jpg'

front stoop…
Image hotlink - 'http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/smileywoman/Snow/FrontDoorView.jpg'

Annie girl…
Image hotlink - 'http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/smileywoman/Snow/anniesnowS.jpg'

The angel bench in memory of my mom…
Image hotlink - 'http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/smileywoman/Snow/angelbenchsnow.jpg'




A couple of pictures inside the house:

Morning light…
Image hotlink - 'http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/smileywoman/Snow/angellite.jpg'

Beautiful molding in the upper gallery
Image hotlink - 'http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/smileywoman/Snow/galleryceiling.jpg'

More molding
Image hotlink - 'http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/smileywoman/Snow/galleryceiling2.jpg'

pretzels…
Image hotlink - 'http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/smileywoman/Snow/pretzels.jpg'

16 Replies to What do you do after school on your first snow day of Winter?

re: What do you do after school on your first snow day of Winter?
By Dream_chaserPremium member
On Thu Jan 17, 2008 04:39 PM
Lovely!! Congrats on the new camera. My DD just got an SLR, too. I have an older one, not bad but a bit pixelized.

It looks like that outside of my house today, too.

The pretzels look delish!!!
re: What do you do after school on your first snow day of Winter?
By Chaconnemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Jan 17, 2008 05:50 PM
Lovely photos. If it weren't slippery, I'd make a beeline to your place for some pretzels. :).

That is some humble mud hut you live in. :).

Jon
re: What do you do after school on your first snow day of Winter?
By smileywomanmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Jan 17, 2008 06:21 PM
^humble mud hut...ha, ha

When the market was bad two years ago, we bought a 22 year old fixer up house in a NICE neighborhood that we could never afford to live in before.

mr. smiley believes that retirement is in real estate, so we buy a house here and there and rent out those we don't live in.

I think he's correct on real estate investment being good generally, because my twenty year IRA took a nose dive and lost lots of money of the years.
re: What do you do after school on your first snow day of Winter?
By Chaconnemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Jan 17, 2008 09:27 PM
^ I did sorta the same thing. I bought a condo across the street from the U of Wisconsin Med School when my kids went to school there 20+ years ago (Kids weren't in Med school though...they walked 10 blocks to main campus area) I've rented it out, mostly to Med and Vet students ever since my kids graduated. I'm letting other people pay for it. Now if you'd like a nice townhouse for an investment, my daughter and husband have one which is three or four years old in Brunswick, MD that they'd like to sell. He had a job now quite distant from there at Ft. Meade and they'd like to move closer. She bought it as a bachelor girl and now they can afford better and bigger. I do hope they can sort out the real estate market and not oversell homes to people who can't afford them using rather dubious financing schemes. At least my house (the one I live in) is paid for :)

My ultimate college goal, I became a campus slumlord :) [Its actually rather upscale as student housing goes.]

And my snowblower actually works...Yippee.

Jon
re: What do you do after school on your first snow day of Winter?
By ballet_twin_2member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:27 AM
Gorgeous photos! You have a lovely neighborhood; it kinda reminds me of my old neighborhood on the west side of chicago :].
But anyways lovely photos!-again:]
re: What do you do after school on your first snow day of Winter?
By Collie1member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:53 AM
Stunning pictures. I love it when it snows, everything looks really calm. Over here in the UK, well at least the part I live it, it rarely snows. So it's a bit of a novelty when it does, and even better if it actually settles on the ground. At the beginning of this year we were promised snow for weeks and finally one day last week it snowed for an hour and then rained for the rest of the night so the snow never settled, just went mushy! :? I got so excited when it snowed but it was such a let down when it didn't settle!

I love your house too. The outside of it looks quite 'churchy'. (Is there a proper word for that? Ecclesiastical? Not quite the right word but you get what I mean?!)I think it's the arched windows. Anyway it's very pretty, especially in the snow.
I'm also quite impressed with the size of that snowman. 7ft, he's huge! You must have got freezing building him!

Oh, and excuse my ignorence, but what exactly are pretzels? I've had little mini pretzels that are just kind of crispy and there's not much to them, but those look big. Are they like bready? (I presume they're savory too?) I'm not very good at explaining what I mean today! Hence my use of words 'churchy' and 'bready'!

Collie x
re: What do you do after school on your first snow day of Winter?
By dreamdancer10
On Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:01 AM
I LOVE your house! It's so pretty! The snow looks lovely too. I really like the picture of your house from afar. Have fun with the snow!
re: What do you do after school on your first snow day of Winter?
By indigo_dancer
On Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:23 PM
THOSE PHOTOS ARE BEAUTIFUL! Wow! You should really think about being a photographer. They are just so brilliant I haven't seen anything like it. Wow! Keep the photos coming!
re: What do you do after school on your first snow day of Winter?
By FeelLikeDancinPremium member
On Sat Jan 19, 2008 03:21 PM
Psh, your house is gorgeous! Geez. I so need to leave Southern California.

Your home looks even lovelier in the snow! And look at the trees! Snow is so beautiful. We don't have snow here, unless we drive up to the mountains, which really isn't too far, but still. Gosh. Over-priced housing and no snow! That's it! I'm moving!
re: What do you do after school on your first snow day of Winter?
By Isla
On Sat Jan 19, 2008 04:27 PM
Your house is SO beautiful, and the snow makes it even more so - the snow on the rooves (?sp) and the trees is so much better than anything we get here. Even when you go skiing is Australia, a lot of the snow is manufactured so we never have it on the trees like that. Stunning.
re: What do you do after school on your first snow day of Winter?
By ChoChomember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sat Jan 19, 2008 05:26 PM
Your house/neighborhood is beautiful! I wish I lived there =) I will have to try your pretzel recipe sometime. They look delicious!
re: What do you do after school on your first snow day of Winter?
By panicmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sat Jan 19, 2008 08:57 PM
This is SO unfair. I've lived my whole life in Miami, so I've never experienced a snow day in my life. Of course, we have lots of hurricane days, but that's always an huge ordeal that includes

1. a day of putting up shutters, bringing the yard-stuff inside, and scrounging for supplies
2. a second day without electricity, phone, cable, and/or water
3. a third day of hauling all the debris away, bringing the yard-stuff back out of the house, and taking down the shutters

I want a snow day!
re: What do you do after school on your first snow day of Winter?
By smileywomanmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun Jan 20, 2008 05:37 AM
Panic - If you want a snow day, you'll have to visit a snowy DDNer!
re: What do you do after school on your first snow day of Winter?
By Odessamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:16 PM
That photo of your house from afar is stunning! It's like a Christmas Card, or something you hear about in Christmas Carols.

Absolutely beautiful!

Erin.
::righteous babe::
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