Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." Genesis 9:13

Sunday, February 07, 2010


I've lived in this house 7 1/2 years. That's a lot of snowstorms. I don't think I have ever had to shovel like I just did though. I had to dig my tires out. I had to shovel the (covered) porch, from the door on out. It took an hour and I didn't even do the driveway. Just the little bit behind the car to get out. I couldn't get into the driveway the other night and I'll not be attempting it until this melts. I would guess about 14" out there, and it's all heavy, wet snow.

I also have never seen this happen. Because my town is tiny and in the far corner of the county, it is low priority for any heavy plowing the city can't do, electrical work, etc. As I've said before, I live in Appalachia, and that of course means hills. My actual town is in a valley, very unusual around here, but there are huge hills on either side. My house is at the bottom of one, maybe 50" up it. My house also is located on a loop that goes up the hill behind me and down. I rarely go around the circle because of the angle I come out of my driveway, but right now that angle is backward. After I shoveled and cleaned the 8-10" of snow off the car (and remember that I got home 8-10" into this thing) I decided to drive it around the circle to be sure I could get in and out easily tomorrow morning. I got halfway up the circle. At that point the village put up barriers. I don't know if their plows wouldn't make it the rest of the way up, if something is wrong back in there, or what, but it honestly looks like they got there and gave up. I wonder what those people are going to do in the morning??????

I also learned an important thing: If you know your sweats are too big, for all the is good and pure in life, put on another of your many pairs from your hospitalization, because too big sweats will continuously fall off while you shovel.

I'm going to be sore tomorrow........which is too bad since I start Curves on Tuesday..........

1 comment:

Michal Ann said...

Cute story about the wandering sweat pants: "for all that is good and pure in life" sounds like you felt a little...exposed.

You'll have a good start on Curves. You won't be overdoing it and/or you'll be working another muscle group. Whew! Snow shoveling has to be an incredible work out! We had so much "global warming" snow here in the Seattle area that I had my Christmas gifts and food on a tarp to try to drag it out to the main road. My daughter was able to make it up my alley to pick me up in her big SUV, however.

We got snowed in together which was quite the holiday "adventure." Sounds like you may be getting to get to know your neighbors who appear to be trapped.

You're a strong and determined lady so you're just the one to do what needs to be done.

I'm still in a great deal of emotional pain due to the "Judas" in my life but this will be the final round. Now it's time to heal which will take time and faith. Fortunately, the Lord blessed me this weekend with a Brennan Manning seminar which was profound. I'm covered in the scent of anointing oil that a military chaplain touched on the back of my neck. It's called "Valor" and I very much need courage right now. Pray for him, Scott. He has PTSD and has spent time on the 7th floor (psych) unit where I'm going in a few minutes to bring a Super Bowl party to the people there. It will just be me and my girlfriend, an occasional patient on the ward. Here I go...

Deuteronomy 31: 6 Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”