Friday, February 26, 2010


I heard that title from someone on Facebook.  I think it fits the weather we've had in the past 24 hours!  I just awoke from a nap... taken for the sole purpose of getting warm.  We had no electricity and therefore no heat for almost 24 hours.  I woke up to see my alarm clock flashing and hearing the furnace running... music to my ears!

This morning, I woke up to a ton of snow and realized I should have parked the car near the end of the drive.  Today's PT appointment.... canceled. :-(  Let the shoveling begin!

Tree branches were down everywhere, to add a bit of diversion to the white monotony.

I started shoveling a path for my tires.  Yes, I had silly dreams of still making it to my appointment...  The snow was so deep at the end of my driveway where the plow dumps it all, that I had to work in layers.  The whole time I was working, I was wondering if I could even back out straight enough to keep my tires in the shoveled path!  That would have been a challenge for me!

Neighbor to the rescue!  He saw me out there and stopped by to tell me he would send a friend over to clear my driveway for me.  He made a call and told me to go back in my house.  "You're getting all sweaty out here!" he said.  LOL.  He was so right!  (Not to mention the burning torn rotator cuff.)

A few minutes later....

WOW!  It felt like a Superhero had arrived!  Aaaar Aaaaar Aaaar!  Now, that's a MAN's machine!

In all seriousness, today was an example of how a community should work.  I did my best to help myself.  Ben shoveled off the roof.  A neighbor came and saved me in what I could have never done.  Then, he learned of the 84 year old woman next door.  I brought her some soup later, as she doesn't have a gas stove and can't cook if the power is out.  I found him there plowing her drive too.  Everyone was dug out, everyone was warm enough, everyone was fed hot soup.  Everyone pitched in.  That is the way the world turns and it feels good to me!

Matthew 25
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
  36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
  37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
  38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
  39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
  40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

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