RAMBLINGS OF A MIXED UP MAMA

This is the ongoing story of faith, love and family as we walk through this life with 3 sons, one daughter, one daughter in law and one grandson

Friday, February 17, 2006

Frozen Tundra Nesting

I am back from California and the weather knows it. Thankfully the weather in Cali was nice, just very, very foggy (which gave me an even greater excuse to visit the spa-too much fog to do much sight seeing...must get massage instead). Now that I am back home, Pig Pen's Sister has once again appeared. I arrived home to fairly mild weather, until yesterday. The storm of '06 emerged. The weather forecast predicted freezing rain and snow but when I woke up the conditions weren't too bad. I drove to work, which is an hour away from my house and throughout the course of the day was treated to Lightning! and Thunder! and Hail! early in the afternoon McGyver called to let me know that if I wanted to sleep in my own bed I needed to head home right then or plan on getting a hotel room here in town since there was already a half an inch of freezing rain on the ground. I packed up and arrived home 2 hours later. The location of our home allows us to be on the same electrical power lines as the Dam near our house so we rarely lose power for more than 10 minutes since the Dam MUST HAVE POWER so we settled in for a long night of relaxation. I felt an overwhelming urge to start putting Dreamsicle's stuff in order. Just as I was preparing to wash the first load of her clothes that I have already purchased the power went out. It came back on almost immediately but continued to go off and come back on minutes later for the better part of the evening. I decided that there would be no clothes washing happening with this kind of crazy thing continuing so I was going to move on to assembling her crib. Just then the power went out again and stayed off. How is a mom to be supposed to nest with no power? Geeze. At that point I was ready to go to bed. Jumped into a sweatsuit and piled a million covers on the bed preparing for a chilly night when who comes in to save the day? McGyver of course! He opened the bedroom door, made his way over to my side of the bed and set down a portable heater. Once he had it lit I asked him what the kids were going to do. He had that covered as well-a fire was already roaring in the fireplace and they were all planning on spending the night in the living room. After having gone to all of that trouble to make sure we were well prepared for the night the power came back on. We don't have a garage and when I woke up this morning I fully expected to have to do some serious ice removal on my vehicle. I was completely blown away when I walked outside to find my vehicle lovingly wrapped in a big blue tarp so all that I had to do was remove the tarp and be on my way.

1 comment:

Ms. Ginger said...

Okay. It's clear now that you're trying to make us all jealous. Well, rest assured you have succeeded!!! What a sweetheart!!!!!!!!!!! The kind of help The Turkish Prince gives me is all high-tech. Put him in a place with no power and he would be as lost as you, PLUS - he would probably tremble in fear. After all - your home is nestled in the forest. He has no idea how to make a fire, or even light a portable heater for that matter. Don't take McGyver for granted.

But you need patentable software created to automatically announce the arrival of Dreamsicle to the whole world with custom music and interactive video?

Hehehe.

The Turkish Prince has you covered on THAT one.

:-)

(Just don't make him drive in the snow.)

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I am a Christian woman, the wife of an outdoorsman and mom to a computer loving twenty something guy, a Marine, a Sailor and a three year old Princess who rules the roost and has all of us wrapped around her little finger. Add into the mix a daughter in love and the cutest grandson in the world and you have our big old house of love