Sound Track – 1LinerWeds, JusJoJan

In addition to One-Liner Wednesday, I am participating in Just Jot it January. It’s a daily challenge in January by Linda G. Hill. I’ve been trying to post every day, but I’m not good at every day. So, I am including yesterday’s JusJoJan prompt in today’s post.

Yesterday’s JusJoJan prompt:

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 24th 2023, is “ideal.” Use the word “ideal” any way you’d like. Have fun!

That prompt was provided by Astrid. Please check out Astrid’s blog.

Now, onto the prompts.

The three books I’ve published are part of The Dreamer’s Alliance Series. If this series had a soundtrack, it would lean heavily on songs by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Although it’s not mentioned in the books, I thing the ideal Creedence song for today can also serve as my one-liner:

“Have You Ever Seen the Rain?”

I think it’s ideal because on Tuesday afternoon, I was working in my garage. It was raining. I made a few trips between the garage and the house. Each time, I got a little wet. The last time I came in, I could see the rain. The rain was changing to snow. It never quite made it. We got about an inch of crusty frozen slush.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, or if you would like to join in on the fun, you can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.

And, if you’re interested in the books in that series:

If you like magical realism with suspense, action and a bit of family sarcasm, you will enjoy these books:

The Evil You Choose
When Evil Chooses You

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  1. The trestle for all seasons! It never takes a bad picture. As for crusty snow over ice, all I can say is ICK. You need a chisel. Here it seems to be a layer of slush that fell overnight, but we’re just getting started. I have chisels and chocolate at the ready!

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  2. Blurry bunnies are better than no bunnies , I’ll take it.
    I’m glad we got snow from the last storm, but tonight we’re supposed to get another 6 inches before it turns to ice and rain tomorrow morning. That will be a nightmare.

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  3. Crusty frozen slush is a good description. I used the roof rake yesterday on a door over hang, and when I had the snow off and thought I was in good shape, I realized I still had a good 2″ of solid ice. This morning I need to find a creative way to get some snow melt up there. Hope your project is going well.

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  4. So far we’re dry, but that apparently will soon be changing. Ugh!

    I see you never did evict the squirrel from the stacked woodpile! You’re such a softie. 🤗 I hope those lilac buds know enough not to venture out any further. Your neighbors pup is adorable. I think he wants to play in your yard for awhile!

    Old Glory never fails to please.

    Hope today doesn’t bring your area more crusty slush. That stuff is really the pits, especially after the snowplow shoots it back up your driveway and sidewalk! 😡

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    • That squirrel comes back now, every winter. We opened the cover, and she has quite a nest in there. After our neighbor cut his trees, and a lot of these guys lost their homes, we couldn’t evict her.

      The neighbor’s pup (Hank) loves to play at the fence. The neighbors behind us also lost a dog the week Maddie died. They got a new pup, too. She comes up to the fence and barks at us until we go pet her. At least we get some dog kisses.

      Our forecast is for “snow, changing to rain overnight.” Sigh.

      I hope you have a good day, Ginger and wake up to stuff that’s easy to clear.


  5. CCR–YES!!!
    All day yesterday we kept getting weather alerts of the bad wind/rain we were to get last night. We got some rain and some wind. No idea what happened to all that bad weather that never came to pass.
    The dog is adorable! My next-door neighbors have a new dog after their 13-year-old dog passed last year. Hazel is a beagle and every night she goes out in their backyard to howl at the moon. We lower the TV and just sit there smiling. She is so darn cute!

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    • Always good to find a CCR fan, Lois. That’s Hank. He loves to howl and he loves to run. But when he hears or sees us at the fence, he runs over. He is so cute. Our forecast has changed – “Rain, possibly mixed with snow, becoming all rain after 10pm. The rain and snow could be heavy at times.” I’m not sure they know. I think I’ll pay attention to the squirrels and the birds.

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  6. I love CCR! And I remember that song well. It fits perfectly in with those books. Dan, I loved each and everyone of them. And in time I think I will go back and read them again, they’re that good.

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  7. Dan, those lilac buds look like they’re getting ideas. Down here, I’m having daily conversations with the lilac bush it just isn’t time yet. That goes for the azaleas as well….not to mention the grass in the yard. Not yet! Nice to hear some CCR here today…and yes, it’s raining.

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    • Thanks Jan. Hank (the dog) inspects everything in their yard and runs to the fence when he hears a noise. The bluejays are very handsome, but it’s hard to get them to stay still long enough to get a good photo.

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  8. Well done, Dan. We had very wet snow, which was impossible to remove with the snowblower. It clogged after three feet. Another snow (not much) was welcome, so the children at school could finally go sledding. Love CCR!

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