Saturday, January 18, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
(yes, that's a box with a piece of carpet on in-- so he can look out the window in comfort.)
Friday, January 10, 2014
Just for a taste of the fun we've been having, I'm sharing this video. I think you have to go to YouTube to watch it. The last 30 seconds or so are our stretch of road. People have talked about the "Snow of '82" for years (18" that year) but I think this is worse, just because of the colder temps.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
My husband made it to work yesterday, but he said he's never seen anything like it. When he got into Effingham there was so many Semi's lining the roads, he didn't think he was going to make it through. The authorities were directing them to every large parking lot in town until every one of them was full, eventually they parked them on the sides of the road. The truckstops kept running out of diesel and the fuel trucks couldn't get through to refill the tanks. It may be days before they get it all sorted out. Things started to get back to normal at the store yesterday, most of our delivery trucks got through and were able to get limited orders to us. We still look a bit picked through, but at least we have the staples again. Unfortunately, they are predicting more precipitation for today and tomorrow. Every one keeps saying, yes, but it's supposed to be rain tomorrow and it's going to be in the 40s. But they aren't thinking about the fact that the rain has no were to go! I think it could be a whole other bunch of problems!
I'm keeping my sense of humor in all of this. Because it's that or roll up in a ball and cry. So, laughter all around, my dears!
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
On other fronts, I've decided people are just stupid. We have been asked to stay off the roads--so of course the store was nuts busy all day yesterday with people who just wanted to get out and see if they could! We did get milk and bread (but no eggs) but they were both later than normal. I stayed in a good mood and handled it well but its stressful and gets exhausting. And then a half hour before the end of my day, my husband called to ask me to call the City office and see if they could turn off our water-- we had a pipe break. Oh lord. I was almost in tears by that point. We had left our facets dripping, hoping to avoid such an occurrence. One good thing, we had been collecting that dripping water into jugs so we have water to drink. I've got snow melting on the stove right now so I can flush the toilets, but no shower. I left a call with the local plumber--hopefully he doesn't have too long of a back list. I'm trying to keep my sense of humor, but it's a wispy thing right now!
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Monday, January 6, 2014
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
What 2013 taught me:
We don't have to act our age. Who determines what that is, anyway?
Socks don't have to match.
Don't sweat the small stuff. (okay, we all know this, but don't we tend to ignore it?)
Don't stress over what we can't change. Hell, don't stress over the things you can change, but know you won't.
We can't live our lives to please others, so why waste the energy trying. (again, one of those things we all know, but tend to forget)
Find new (to you) music, quit playing the same old stuff over and over. It really does feed the soul.
Give hugs freely.
Color your hair blue, or red, or purple (whatever color you like) at least once.
It doesn't matter if your mom doesn't like your hair or your boots, not if you like them.
Don't let other people's embarrassment be yours.
Not new, but most important--Laugh!