NOV 11, 19 .. MONDAY NOVEMBER 11th .. THE SNOW AND WINTER ARRIVED

It seems like just yesterday, but it was October the 27th, over two weeks ago, Mister Winter made a legitimate but unsuccessful attempt to make his presence felt.

See the below link if you are interested in the post or if you missed it.

http://babakaps.net/?p=39061 

Patti and I discussed as to whether or not the above snowfall should ‘count’ as to it being real snow and the beginning of Winter. Patti felt that it ‘counted’ as to really being snow. I’d have to agree that it was NOT rain but I disagreed with Patti about it being serious snow and we let it rest. For one thing it was just a dusting. For another thing, and this is vital, it did NOT remain on the ground overnight. In fact by late afternoon it had melted away.

When I got up this morning, Monday the 11th of November, I looked out my window and I said to myself..

“Those are snow skies!” .. “I’ll bet that it is going to snow today.” .. “I’m going to take a few photos before it snows.”

As with the above three photos, all of my from-the-window photos pan from right to left. A view of the school, a view looking up the parking lot and a view of the hotel. 

Patti and I discussed this and she felt that it would be easier if I show each view individually. I agreed.  

Photos of THE SCHOOL from no snow to snow. 

And then it began.

All day, and then into the night, on again and off again we had snow.

If you closely compare the above and the below photos, you can see it continued to snow during the night.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER THE 12th

There is no doubt about it. Mister Winter has paid us a serious visit.

Now we’ll look up THE DRIVEWAY from my window.

The snow has begun.

Into the night.

Compare the above and below and you see it really continued to snow during the night.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER THE 12th

On the ground.

Now we’ll look at the SMALL HOTEL next to our apartment building.

Again the snow has begun.

Early night time.

During the night it had continued to snow.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER THE 12th

Some RANDOM PHOTOS that I snapped..

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER THE 12th

Loved this lady and her ‘snow shovel’.

Walking the street.

I’m NOT saying that this snow will not completely melt. It could do just that. I will point out that the morning of Tuesday, November 12th, the temperature was 3°F.

No matter what, this snow was the real deal. Winter is here.

There you have it.

Cap and Patti

As I sign off at 2:25PM on Tuesday the 12th it is 7°F.

Tonight, November the 12th, the temperature is predicted to be -15°F.


NOV 10, 19 .. UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY .. NOV 10, 1775

Today marks the 244th Anniversary of the founding of the United States Marine Corps.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Marine_Corps_birthday

I could write a never ending series of posts about things that happen in literally micro-seconds that change our lives forever.

One of them happened to me in January of 1958.

In January of 1958, I don’t have the exact day and date, I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. January 29th (this date I have forever) 1958 was my pay entry base date. 

This one single action on my part I consider to have easily been the most important decision I have made in my entire life to this instant in time. For one thing, I enlisted I did not seek out a commission. I’d successfully completed 3-1/2 years at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and could have opted to apply for Officer Candidate School (OCS). I did not want the commissioned officer avenue. I wanted to just be an enlisted man.

And I most certainly got-what-I-wanted. I could write more than a few chapters about this grand, life changing, life enhancing, adventure.

Hi De Hi For Semper Fi Brother Gyrenes.

Cap