Most everywhere you go these days, there are those with crabby faces who seem to bring everyone down with them. There are times when it’s almost better to stay home in isolation. However, I enjoy being with other people. I don’t relish the thought of spending the rest of my days sitting in front of a television set or computer screen, absorbing all the nastiness going on in the world outside. That being said, how was your last week?
In my neck of the woods, we’re experiencing a melt down. The temperatures finally reached above freezing and much of the heavy snow on the roof came tumbling down – literally. If you’ve ever heard the sound of an avalanche, you know what I’m talking about. I thought our roof had caved in from the weight of all that snow. God managed to slowly defrost the ice and gently push it off the roof without any damage. Had my husband’s car been parked in the driveway, it would’ve been another story. Had anyone been standing there, we’d be facing a lawsuit or worse.
These ice chunks were about three feet wide and weighed about a hundred pounds each.
In that meltdown, water began to rise in the streets, because the storm sewers were still covered with snow and there was no place for the water to go. We were spared any serious damage, but many folks around us wound up with wet basements, garages and property.
The world around us was being met with news about Brexit – a terrorist attack in New Zealand with 49 deaths and dozens of injuries – Our U.S. senate rebuked the president’s call for emergency action on border protection – and the first veto to be signed by President Trump occurred.
On the local scene, a woman went into a pizza place with a gun and demanded the wings she didn’t get in her order. I told you people were crabby. I mean really? Snow does something to people’s brains I think. Minnesota also voted down legalizing recreation marijuana this week. Thank God for preventing any future insanity.
As all this stuff was going on, I sat watching squirrels search incessantly for nuts they’d stored last fall. I viewed our local feral cats come out of hiding. There seem to be a few more than I remember.
Our kids came over last Sunday to shovel our driveway – again! My dog has been suffering from cabin fever and isn’t interested in anything. My husband had his second cataract surgery. My roof almost caved in. My son in law had a birthday. My soon to be daughter in law has one tomorrow. We had dinner with our family. We went to church. My eldest daughter, her husband and their youngest began their excursion to S. Korea to visit the oldest son whom they haven’t seen since last August. I woke up this morning alive and well.
I think I prefer my world.
PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW!