On Sunday, December 8, Southeastern Wisconsin received its first significant snowfall of the season. Unfortunately, it wreaked havoc on our freeway systems. Multiple-car pileups made the national news.
Isn’t this time of year supposed to be fun and relaxing? Instead, for many of us, it’s hectic and crazy. If you’re a college student, you’re probably preparing to take your final exams. If you’re in sales, you’re giving it one last push to meet your goals. If you work in health care, everybody’s coming in with what ever happens to be going around.
During the last few years tornadoes have occurred in the Midwest in November and even some in January. The most recent tornado in Illinois is just another example of how Mother Nature can negatively impact our lives. Our thoughts are with those who were impacted by the November 17 tornados.
Thanksgiving is the time of year where we can get together with family and friends and express our gratitude. Many of us have a lot to be thankful for so it’s a nice time to reflect.
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621. While our traditional meal includes turkey, theirs did not.
Here are some trivia questions about this holiday. Please feel free to quiz your family and friends.
The holiday season is fast approaching. It’s estimated that more than 40 million Americans will be traveling at least 50 miles to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends.
Daylight Savings Time has ended and Old Man Winter is lurking around the corner. Time spent wandering around my yard, watering plants, and talking to neighbors is over. Here are 11 tips you can follow to help survive the dark and cold days of winter, and to keep you and your family healthy and safe. Remember Daylight Savings Time returns Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Colder temperatures are here which means many of us will begin using our fireplaces. There’s nothing more relaxing than settling in front of a warm fire with a good book on a chilly fall night. Before you light your first fire for the season, however, you should have your fireplace inspected. A proper inspection will identify potential defects, as well creosote buildup.
Halloween can be a fun time of year for kids of all ages; yes, even for adults. There are parties at school, in your neighborhood, and even at work. Because I have quite a sweet tooth, I love Halloween for all the candy, especially the chocolate.