Balm By Buck

Balm By Buck
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Monday, December 10, 2018

Meeting Santa, dentist office laughs, and the neighborhood nut...

It was time for our annual trip to see Santa last week.  Even and I matched with our flannel while Dawn and Summer had matching outfits as well.   We were not allowed to take photos of Santa with our phones and I have not received the email of the photos yet... sooo... Here is one of the whole family in front of the Christmas tree. No one freaked out with Santa, but Summer was a little shy and Santa did most of the talking between the two of them.
Summer and Dawn also had an appointment at the dentist last week.  So Evan and I hung out in the lobby looking up funny dentist jokes.  We found some good ones!
I have been continuing the Runner's World Run Streak and today will be day 19. Almost halfway to the end! I am the crazy guy in the neighborhood that doesn't let the rain, snow, or cold stop me from getting in a quick run... Although... I feel very crummy, but I am hoping that a quick run around the neighborhood may help break up some of the crud I am dealing with. It normally helps...
More dry weather to start the week with chilly temps... for now. Today we will see a lot of sun with a few clouds and highs in the mid 30s with light winds. Tonight we will fall back into the lower 20s with mostly clear skies. High pressure rolls on for Tuesday with a lot of sun and a few PM clouds and highs in the upper 30s and a light breeze out of the southwest. Increasing clouds Wednesday with highs in the lower 40s and a light rain/mix shower or two possible late. More rain/snow possible on Thursday, but it looks light and scattered with highs in the low-mid 40s. Rain is looking likely for Friday. Highs will be in the upper 40s with on and off rain. A little rain will linger into the start of the weekend and temps staying mild. Have a good one!

Best,
Andrew Buck Michael

Monday, December 3, 2018

Jam-packed weekend of family, fun. Big snow coming for region?

What a great weekend!  Friday was Dawn's birthday so we spent the day doing what she loves: spending time with the family and getting good food.  
Saturday was a very long day.  I worked the Toys for Tots drive from 6AM-8AM then raced up to Powell for the Made Local Marketplace Holiday Craft Show.  Met a lot of great people and Dawn and the kids stopped by for a while.  Not quite as many people as the October show, in my opinion, but that might have something to do with all the pouring rain. Since I have some extra inventory... I will probably be doing some extra sales, before the holidays, on BalmByBuck.com.
When I got home I went for my run to keep my running streak alive.  I am running at least 1 mile every day between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.  It was pouring for my run, but my trail shoes were muddy so I ran in them to help clean off the mud. 
Yesterday was a GREAT December day.  Lots of sun & we warmed to 66.  So I did my run and joined the family out on a walk.  I then changed the oil in both vehicles and then after naps we went to the Columbus Zoo.
We loved the Wildlights display this year!  We arrived around 4PM to see some of the animals before it got dark and it was great because the lines to get into the zoo, when we left, were about 3 miles long in all directions.  Got to go before the sun goes down to beat the crowds. With the nice weather we knew it was going to be crazy busy.  But worth the crowd to enjoy the nice weather.  I actually wore shorts!
Hope you enjoyed the sun and mild temps on Sunday because today will be a BIG change. Colder air has arrived with a cold front and temps will hold steady, in the lower 40s, through the morning, but continue falling through the afternoon. We will have some scattered light rain showers for the first half of today then falling temps will transition the rain to a wintry mix and eventually some light snow showers for parts of the area. Winds will also stay brisk today. Then we stay cold with highs in the mid-lower 30s for the rest of the week. Flurries and some light snow overnight with cloudy skies and cold temps. We will see more flurries Tuesday and Wednesday with some light snow showers possible Wednesday. Little to no accumulation expected. Another cold front later Thursday will bring more snow showers. If temps warm up a tad then a wintry mix possible, but we should be just cold enough for snow. A few flurries lingering into early Friday with mostly cloudy skies.

Got to keep an eye on the potential for a big weekend system with some significant snow accumulations. 
The system is still over the Pacific and the current tracks keep the snow in Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia. The deep south will be warmer for some significant soaking rain. We will be mostly cloudy, but if the storm changes paths then it could mean for a messy weekend for Central Ohio, so stay tuned! Have a good one!

Best,
Andrew Buck Michael

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