Friday, December 19, 2008

Snow Day #4 & 5

Oh! the snow, the beautiful snow, Filling the sky and earth below, Over the housetops, over the street, Over the heads of the people you meet. Dancing, Flirting, Skimming along.~ J.W. (Joseph Warren) Watson

The kids used snow day #4 on Wednesday. As something new, we actually had snow that time! Well actually a dusting of snow with sleet on top. And we have today off as they are calling for 7-12 inches. This is part of a 1, 2, 3, 4 punch. Wednesday's storm, today's and one expected Sunday and one Christmas Eve day. We will have a white Christmas!

This past Friday I saw geese flying south. As we had been having January temps in Nov and Dec, I figured those Canadian geese had decided that they didn't fly south enough and were rectifing that!

Tuesday I took #2 son to town for ear, nose and throat appointment to see if he needed tubes re-inserted. The Dr. was so far behind my 3:45 appt would not have come up until 6 pm. I rescheduled. It would have been nice if they had called and given me that option before I drove there. Luckily the gas is down to $1.75 so it doesn't hurt as bad now.

Wednesday I took him to town to re-evaluate his shoulder. They will allow him to compete in January and has to build it up slowly so he doesn't re-injure it.

Thursday I had to go to town again to house clean. Town was a mob scene as everyone was scared of the impending storm and afraid they wouldn't get to shop before Christmas. I finally got home after 4 and the garage called to tell me what the problem was with my car. I said hold off doing it...they told me they already did it...$686! Didn't need that right now. Then I found we had no water as my mother and I share a well. She is was having electrical problems in her house and didn't feel like dealing with it so took a nap. I woke her up when I came in. The man worked until 10 pm trying to find out what the problem was but he is not an electrician. I don't have the money to pay an electrician and she wouldn't call one.

My sister emailed me and I dumped on her. Luckily she has broad shoulders and could handle it. She said call an electrician and charge to her credit card. My brother knew an electrician as we figured someone we knew would do a job at someone else's house and get paid by a third person. Unfortunately he couldn't come but said to get it checked immediately. So I braved the wrath of mom and called her and told her we were conspiring behind her back but it didn't work and now she needed to call. I went down and called another electrician that the first recommended. The electrician came but said he thinks the problem is straight from the electric provider. So we are waiting on the electric provider to come. It started to snow at approximately 10:45 so it may be awhile.

I have the Hemlock to finish, fingerless mitts, one peek-a-boo and some other Christmas presents to finish that can not be mentioned at this time. I have bought nothing yet and was going to go do that tonight. We will have to reschedule that for tomorrow.

The wood is moved closer to the house and we got a bunch inside. The bird feeders are full. The pine cones are inside to make into feeders for the winter solstice. I have a bunch of candles/lanterns. The freezers are full so let it snow let it snow, let it snow. I will be sitting by the fire knitting my fingers off.
6 PM UPDATE: The problem was with the electric provider so the man wasted all of last night as no matter what he did it would not have fixed it The water didn't come on when the electric was fixed so after the man got home he checked the well pump and it needed to be reset. Mom has water but I have frozen pipes. Once they are thawed all will be well again. No knitting got done with all the shoveling and running back and forth but I did get some work done on a stocking. At 4 PM we had 7 inches. Thankfully it is going to end soon. And as of now we are only suppose to get 3-6 on Sunday.


Tam said...

Judy, I'm sorry to hear about all the water and electric problems...if you should have any more electrical issues or needs please call me...this guy I know works with electricity as his job and has access to help, supplies or whatever 24/7 and would be happy to help out.
I hope your knitting and shopping goes well.

SIS said...

Sis, I can't begin to tell you that knowing you are there to help Mom and keep her safe is the only thing that allows me to keep my sanity some days. In addition, I always feel guilty when I know there are problems and can't help so being able to help just a little to ease the stress for you made my day. You are so appreciated and so loved.

Sandie Knapp said...

It sounds like you've had some hairy situations there. The car, the electric, the water. I'm just glad you are OK, and the problems have been solved so you can enjoy your Holidays next to that nice warm fire.

Hope 2009 is very good to you. You deserve it. :)