There's nothing like stumbling down the steps, blindly wandering through a dark house, tripping over toys and bumping into the table, use the bathroom facilities, flush, and nada. Nothing. Trust me, when you're expecting their to be a soft whooshing noise, followed by nothing. You're suddenly WIDE awake. WIDE. AWAKE. Ugh.
After a little bit of a temper tantrum (on my part) and a swift retreat (on his part), I packed up my pity party and thanked God for friends with extra bathrooms, houses, offices, etc. I found a place to shower, rushed home, went through my normal routine, and headed off to work.
This winter, and now break up season, has been challenging. I'm thankful for the abundant sun light, rising temps, and even the dirty, melting snow. I'm hoping, as in past years, that summer will revive my spirit and renew my love for this beautiful, bountiful state.
This morning wasn't the first time the well has frozen. Our fire damage is nearly fixed. I'm not really sure if, or when, the contractor's helper plans to come back to finish it up. I can tell you this, I'm happy it's not my bill, because we'd be duking it out. And I would not be paying. The work is fine. I've seen plenty of construction, and I won't say it's great, but it's fine. The customer service, terrible. As I said, it's not my bill, and I'm thrilled about it.
Sunrise 7:28 a.m. Sunset 8:08 p.m.
The above, is the most perfect thing in the world. :) I love the long days, the sun coming up high in the sky, light when I leave for work, light long into the evening.
Yesterday I took my first evening walk, without a coat. It was heavenly. With temps nearing 40 degrees, and over night temps ranging between 5 and 20 above zero, we're inching, sneaking, toward break up. Oh goodness, please let it come soon.
I'm hoping for lots of sun and warmth this weekend. Perhaps Brent will take a little time off from chopping, splitting and stacking wood to play.
Ooh, the possibilities are endless.