Appalachian Word of the Day

Pert-near ~ almost, slightly so, or inclined to be  

Example:  It's pert-near a snowstorm outside.  


For us, it is a bit debilitating.  Our county crew cleared my tiny road this morning and it looks like it hasn't been touched.  As of this writing, the snow has finally stopped.  But, in its wake, it has closed schools, businesses, and doctor offices.   

We pay for contracted trash pick-up because we live so far out in the county and they declined to pick up this week due to the condition of the road.  

*sigh* 

The lady of the yard was not impressed this morning.  



On the bright side we have a warm home, supper in the planning, movies, books, and time to spend together.  

"Winter is a season of recovery and preparation."  

Paul Theroux 




Comments

  1. *LOVE* the image of the bike leaned against the tree against infinite white snow. I'm glad you're staying cozy and getting some surprise free time at home. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Tom, life is always good if we look at it the right way. Stay warm!

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  3. I think you have more snow than we do!

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  4. Snow here to, pert-near a blizzard sometimes! I've been enjoying the time to do tasks that I've put off, like painting the bedroom. Had to cancel my doc appt for tomorrow though.

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  5. so much snow!! everywhere is white!!!

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  6. That is pert-near too much winter as far as I'm concerned and I can definitely think of better ways to extend the Winter break .... but enjoy it while you can .... You'll be making it up with extra school days next spring I suspect. The snow IS pretty! But I'd be like the lady of the yard!!

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    1. Sallie, we have 10 "Gold Days" where student work online and don't have to make up the days. Teacher have work to do as well. If we miss over ten days then we might make up a day or two. A good deal!

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  7. Our daughter lives at 9,000 feet in the Colorado Rockies. They've had no snow to speak of and are very frustrated. Temps in the 50s and 60s and even 70s. Her husband is a postman and he has a terrible mountain road to drive down to get to work so it's good for him except that he's got a new snowmobile he hasn't had a chance to try out. Crazy weather all over!

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    1. Lowell, that sounds crazy! No snow in the Rockies, but I have too much!

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  8. we are wondering about getting any snow tomorrow? we will see. great shots!! ( ;

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  9. Wow! Pretty scene...but, I recall all too well how miserable life can be with so much snow. Hope your road clears up soon...and you don't have too many snow days to make up.

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  10. It's so pretty! Enjoy your forced confinement :) I hope you stay warm and cozy.. x K

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  11. Hello Michele!:) It's been a while!:) It takes me a long time getting round to visiting my favourite blogs. My goodness, but that's a lot of snow. A pretty view,...seen from here, and indoors, where it's nice and warm. Have a nice day!:)

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  12. Pert-near is a good one. We ended up with 4-6" here. I love it!

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  13. Looks gorgeous to me . . . I think you have more snow than we have on the ground now since our Big Melt.

    Looks like “pert-near blizzard in your parts.”

    Enjoy the movies, books, home time . . . No bicycling . . . love the photo!

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  14. Snow day, Yay! We had an inch of snow overnight, looks like our road is just wet now. I love the scene with the field and bike. I read the comment about the students working online, that is a great idea. They will not have to makeup days in the summer. All schools should do that. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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  15. i love snow, it's snowing right now here in new jersey!! beautiful images!!

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  16. Pert-near.. I like that Michelle 😀 I love the look of your snow and the sound of your warm cosy solution to being confined indoors. It was 90% humidity here today.. ugh!

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  17. Sounds like all my Texas relatives :))

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  18. I remember some of my older relatives saying pert-near. I haven't hard it in awhile. The snow has been lovely, but I am ready for warmer weather this weekend. xo Laura

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  19. Wow, you got some snow there. We got a little last night but now it's all gone. Enjoy your time home and stay warm.

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  20. I went out walking in the cold January snow for the first time in a very long time yesterday. My war with Fibromyalgia and Panic Attacks has held me prisoner during the cold winter months for the past few years. Yesterday an unusual sense of childhood wonder overcame me and I was compelled to get dressed in my warm winter coat and gloves and go out around our neighborhood. It was magical, indeed as I walked with the snowflakes swirling down all around me! I was careful, walked slowly with short, purposeful steps and held onto fences when necessary, but I am so glad that I journeyed out for the experience. I am looking forward to spring and warmer weather, but each season has a beauty unto itself. Hang in there, spring will be here soon enough. :-)

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  21. Too much of snow. Need to be careful.

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  22. Such a LOVELY winter picture! You are a great photograper...
    Have a happy day!
    Titti

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  23. such a pretty scene, especially tucked inside with all those luxuries! i always enjoy your appalachian word of the day...our trash pick up was supposed to be yesterday as well and they didn't come out which i figured, neither did our mail...i was supposed to get a package from ups and was surprised that they didn't deliver...no big deal, i can wait but i've seen ups at christmas time come in worse conditions! you really ended up with a lot!

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  24. Another of your beautiful country scenes. I left the north in the winter so I could escape weather like that. I will go back for a week in late February for a granddaughter's first birthday and I live in fear that we will have weather like that and I will be stranded up there.

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