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No Break

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Even on a day when no snow fell from the sky, snow fell and I needed to shovel. I can’t catch a break.

The roof of the shop garage is not a concern for ice dams so I don’t pull snow off with a roof rake. However, it is a metal roof and the snow eventually slides off on its own. After the rain and warm temperatures of the past few days, the thick blanket of snow began moving enough that a large amount broke off and covered the cement apron in front of the garage door.

Since we are under a storm warning for a possible 5-9 inches of new snow today, I felt it prudent to shovel the mound in front of the garage before it got buried with even more snow. I need to be able to get the ATV out to plow.

I enjoyed a wonderful surprise yesterday morning after I got in from feeding horses and doing some of that shoveling. Cyndie tried out a recipe for Welsh cakes after seeing them made on one of the episodes of “Welcome to Wrexham.”

They were fabulous! The recipe called for currants, but she made additional batches with dried cranberries and some with golden raisins. It took me extra effort to stop eating them before I overdid it. What a treat!

I’m a lucky guy that Cyndie is so adventurous when it comes to food prep.

Maybe today I will eat leftover Welsh cakes while watching our next episode-binge of the documentary series, between the hours I’m outside shoveling away the new snow accumulation. For a guy who hasn’t been able to catch a break lately, that would be a welcome break from working outside while the winter storm is delivering its punches.



Written by johnwhays

January 19, 2023 at 7:00 am

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  1. What a coincidence, my sister went to teaching college in Wrexham – she later emigrated to Canada where her teaching qualifications weren’t recognised – such that she resigned herself to charity work in old peoples’ homes with no pay. So it is nice to see you enjoying and appreciating the Wrexham take on things after all these yours of lack of recognition. My sister was also famous for baking and taking cakes to the old folks where she worked… so much so that her husband wondered when he might get a cake made for him again. So we see as ever, Cyndie is always ahead of the game… how lucky you are, my dear brother.

    Ian Rowcliffe

    January 19, 2023 at 8:47 am

    • yours: years

      Ian Rowcliffe

      January 19, 2023 at 8:47 am

    • Nice to see a connection to Wrexham. I AM lucky! Cyndie made enough that I have been enjoying cakes as a snack and dessert treat after dinner a day later.


      January 19, 2023 at 8:48 pm

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