Saturday, March 2, 2013
I love snow. I can't live well without it.
I asked Tom to take these pictures very early in the morning before the sun came up and melted the snow off of everything.
This house roof is across the street. Mr & Mrs Rhoda lived there until they died. Mr Rhoda died in the 1980s. Mrs Rhoda lived to 94 in the 1990s.
One day I told Mrs Rhoda there was soot from fire on our attic roof boards. Why yes, she told me! There was a fire there! I was so surprised! When? I asked her! She thought for a minute and said- I think around 1933! LOL!!
I wasn't quite as concerned if that was when it was! LOL! My mom was born in 1933!!
Our house had been a duplex. It's over 120 years old now.
Mrs Rhoda rented her upstairs. It had a separate entry with a toilet, sink, bedroom. Very tiny. College students mostly rented. To shower you had to go into her basement!
Since she passed, Chinese families have lived there. They tried to sell. But the economy is bad. And they painted their fence pink- I don't think that helped! When they first moved in they ALL left their shoes strewn outside on the stoop and in the grass or snow! An unusual sight here. They don't come out much or say hello.
You can't tell here, but the street, straight ahead is very busy. After a snow like this, there's not much traffic other than the snow plow.
When we first moved here this busy street was dead on Sunday. But after 37 years the kids can't even cross it anymore by themselves to get to the park on the other side. We petitioned for a street light..................and got one 5 blocks the other way. :o(
I hate the red bus because I can only drive it if the streets are plowed to the asphalt. Otherwise it's frightening to think of sliding on ice and getting stuck in the snow. I drive with one eye! I've lost depth perception.
During our 3rd adoption (Miss Molly) in 1989, our Social Worker stopped by to see us, but she could not come in. She was a quadriplegic in a wheel chair. We did not have a ramp then. She told me- Someday you will! I really didn't believe her..........don't ask me why. Even though I wished I had one for her.
Sure enough we did get one. It was quite steep and I always feared someone falling down it. It didn't last long. Then in 2004 we got a beautiful new ramp that should last forever. I love it and I couldn't imagine not having a wheel chair ramp now.
Bobbie is 70 now, Jim would be 73.
Bobbie lost a husband, I lost 3 daughters.
Bobbie knew my daughters well.
Bobbie is from TX, several of my kids were born in TX. I like TX. Little things connect us. God connected our paths.
On days like this we sip hot cocoa and watch the sun melt the snow off. The white snow stays fresh on the ground. But it never stays on the trees with the warmth of the sun.
Faith is chilled from putting the dogs out and cleaning up after them, Lysa, Kitty, Isaiah and I are worn out from feeding/dressing/diapering little boys! Hot cocoa hits the spot!
God is Good!