Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Another JAM-PACKED weekend... with more Santa!

Saturday was Toys For Tots drive at the station and the morning crew was there early for the cold shift in the morning.  It was 20 when we showed up and 30 when we left, but thankfully sunny with very little wind... But that is getting a little ahead of myself...
I knew the weekend was going to be packed, so I had to get my long run, 15 miles, in on Friday.  So I changed at work and ran to Summer's preschool. Dawn came and picked both of us up.  It was chilly with temps in the lower 40s and a stiff headwind.  But got it done and then time to get the weekend started.
Friday night I took Dawn out for her birthday.  It has been a tradition to go to The Elevator. I started taking her there back in 2007.

Saturday was the Toys For Tots drive and Summer got to meet Santa again! If you missed the last blog entry where we met Santa (and Evan got VERY upset) just click here. Lots of fun at the Toys for Tots drive.  Summer picked out some toys to donate as well and a HUGE thank you to everyone who came out and donated.  I was at the station while Dawn and the kids went to breakfast.
After breakfast I helped Summer her advent calendar at Home Depot.  This was our first Saturday craft building and it was so much fun.  Then Dawn took the kids to her friend's house for cooking making while I got busy in the kitchen myself.
I had a big order for Balm By Buck and I needed to make hundreds of lip balms: vanilla and mint.
Then I had to make a bunch of the hair/skin balm tins.  I LOVE cooking all the beeswax because the house has this sweet honey smell.  This is what they look like after I make my blend of balm and it is still hot.
Then the waiting process of them cooling. 
Sunday was packaging holiday boxes and restocking the website.  I accidentally made a mistake and I made the lip balm recipe waaaaay to large, so for the next two weeks I am including some bonus lip balm in orders for $10 or more. Feel free to stop by to check out the options! All said and done, I spent about 20 hours on this order and it turned out fantastic!
Grab the coat! It is going to be cold all day long with high temps in the lower 30s and wind chills in the teens and 20s all day long. We will see a lot of sunshine with just a few passing afternoon clouds. Mostly clear tonight with patchy frost and low temps in the teens. We will see a few more clouds on Thursday with highs in the upper 30s. We warm even more on Friday with highs in the mid 40s and mostly cloudy skies. A few rain showers may sneak in here Friday evening, but most of us will stay dry until the weekend. Rain showers likely for Saturday then falling temps and the chance of some snow mixing into the rain later in the day. Cold and cloudy on Sunday with highs in the upper 30s. We have an approaching low pressure system for Monday and Tuesday and the track will determine our temps and ultimately the type of precip. If the storm tracks south then it would mean more snow for Central Ohio because will stay on the cold side of the storm. If the storm tracks north then we will see temps surge and we will see rain followed by some light snow. Timing is coming into better agreement, still not great, but this looks like mainly a Monday PM and Tuesday AM system. Stay tuned because it is still too early to dive into specifics. Have a good one!

Andrew Buck Michael

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