The plow guy has a stake in our place

After careful consideration, my dear wife Karen and I decided to sign a yearly contract with the plowing company that took care of us our first winter at A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. Soon after, four stakes were in the ground when I arrived home from my job at the library.…

One more reason to root for the end of winter

They’re half-healed. They’re not. My fingertips usually give me problems during our cold winters, splitting to reveal raw and bothersome cracks because of repeated use to clear the snow off my dear wife Karen’s Mazda and my Chevy and shovel the driveway of the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. Yes, I’m…

A great-named wine for a blustery day

Before our pre-Valentine’s Day date was complete, my dear wife Karen and I stopped at our favorite wine store. After all, it was in between the mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex Destiny USA and our cherished Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. Karen roamed the aisles, still in the mood for…

How cold is just too?

It was hard to get going Saturday in Syracuse. First off, yes, it had snowed overnight again, I’d discovered when I’d let Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle out off the back porch of the Little Bitty in our city neighborhood of Eastwood. As I looked out the kitchen window before my first morning coffee in…

They’re mycicles

When the snow builds up to a certain point on the rooftops of Syracuse and the sun does its thing during the winter days as January winds its way toward February and then night falls … It’s icicle season. They can get big and nasty and dangerous. They can do serious damage to your roof…

Come snow, do you take the highway or side streets?

As the Lake Effect snow fell steadily during a work shift this week, my boss and I talked about our winter driving habits around Syracuse, N.Y. There were no customers at the front end registers at the moment. I told her how I had taken the New York State Thruway entrance nearby the Little Bitty…