Friday, January 21, 2011

13 DAYS! It can't possibly be that long since I posted here!  I've done nothing but sleep, commute, work, commute, eat, sleep, repeat.  I haven't even talked to any of my family since Christmas.  We've had LOTS of snow and the last storm gave us a little extra treat... ice.  On Wednesday I was driving Mr. D's car to work 'cause he was getting mine inspected.  After getting nearly all the way I stopped for gas.  When I did the car made this horrible clunking sound.  I thought for sure it was the CV joint and so I called triple A to tow it home.  2 hours later I was at work, but poor Mr. D had to pull the car all apart and work on that all day in the cold after I got him up at 5 to plow the driveway.  Thank you sweetie... I love you!

This morning we got up to another 5 inches of new snow.  We had run out of propane during the night, so there was no hot water.   The snow around the camper is up to my thighs now.  At 5 am trudging through the snow to light the water heater so I can have a warm shower worked better than the alarm clock.  I've been wide awake ever since :)

I have 4 gas cans and one 30lb propane tank to fill today and they are all in the back seat of my Neon.  On the way to work I discovered I hadn't taken the matches out of my pocket from lighting the water heater... so if I get stopped tonight on the way home... they're going to think I some sort of terrorist or pyromaniac.  YIKES. 

I've been thinking about things I could do this year to get a little more organized.  *chuckle*  I first of all got a small notebook and titled it "Household Management".  It includes such things as daily/weekly/monthly goals,  Bible reading schedule,  memory verses, notes from church and prayer requests, general information/phone numbers/phone card number and various other emergency information.  I am hoping this will make my life a little easier, but already the thing is BULGING.  I may need to get a bigger binder, but then I'd need a bigger thing to carry it in.  At my age, you'd think I could keep this stuff stored in my brain, but it seems the older I get the harder it is to remember.
The next step... get a good supply of string.  Problem is, I only have 10 fingers... or should I say 8 fingers, 2 thumbs.

Now for some pictures.  I haven't taken too many, but thought you'd like a few of snow and a couple of Christmas and maybe a few random shots. 

Here's Mr. D with his "Christmas Tree".  Of course we have no room in our camper for a tree, so he grabbed the flyswatter and stuck an ornament on it and proclaimed it to be our tree.
Thankfully Esther, a friend from church, came to our rescue and loaned us a very small tree... so here he is with the real tree.

On December 27th was Joanna's birthday and we decided to go do something together.  That day we got the first big snow and so we were delayed getting together, but we did get to a thrift store and KMart and a latte.  Here is her little camper in the woods when she got home...

Driving on all the back roads made for a fun night.  We have lots more snow now.  I'm sure her little camper is now well insulated.

This was the cross stitch I made for Mr. D.  I found this pattern of his favorite hymn and knew it needed to be done.  I will hang this in his office when we get into our home.
On Christmas Day we called Heather and Dexter.  We also talked for a little while to Brandon.  In some small way we are all together... Joanna, Doug and I talking on the phone to Heather.

Here's little Esther one of our neices, wrapped up in a blanket from Aunt Jean and Uncle Peter.  Perfect!  We had a wonderful weekend in Maine January 1&2.

Well, this post has officially come to an end.  I must return to my duties and have been having issues adding each picture today for some reason. 

Hope you are all staying warm.  Keep thinking about spring... it's just around the corner.  Break out the seed catalogs and a hot cup of tea and sit before a roaring fire dreaming about summer gardens.  Except the "roaring fire", I'll be doing the same.

Love y'all.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mrs. D!! Good to hear from you ... sounds like the routine of every day life has set in after some very nice holidays. Reading your post reminded me a little of reading Little House on the Prairie books --- keeping the fire going, dealing with the snow, etc :) Most of us just turn the thermostat up or down instead of having to deal w/ the propane and all. Your little Trailer in the Woods sure sounds adventurous! :)
    So, anyway...hope you make it home safely w/ your propane & matches! LOVED seeing your pics too ... good memories!