The last couple days have been interesting to say the least. James has been home with us on mid-winter break. The first couple of days this week were warm and almost any snow we had on the ground was gone. The only snow left was that in piles. All of that changed on Thursday night as a cold front came through and we got some heavy wet snow. That caused our power to go out around midnight. The snow was heavy enough that our preschool run got canceled and Anna was off of school. Our local school district was one of the few schools that went albeit on a two-hour delay. We had some business to do in Bradford, so that got us out of the cold house for a few hours. The initial estimate was that the power was coming back on by 8:45 am. Did I say that we had heavy snow. The trees up the Brook were laden with snow and we had many trees come down.
By dinnertime we still didn’t have any power or heat, so we went out again. When night arrived we went to bed. At dinner, I checked the estimated time and the power company had put up a generic, “We expect to have power restored to most customers by 11 PM on March 4.” We decided to melt some snow to flush the toilet if needed and camped out together in the living room. I had briefly woke up and checked my phone for any updates, just about the time I put the phone down, the power returned and we all breathed a sigh of relief – the temp in the house was 58 degrees. It was good to have the power back.
There were some other crazy things that happened throughout the week. One of the highlights of the week were some of our community events — the weekly Lenten Lunch and today’s choir rehearsal. I love working in our community. I also love the spirit of cooperation among the 8 churches of our community. We have a great community choir and it is a joy to direct them. I am really looking forward to our Palm Sunday Concert.
We had a good service this morning. I preached that Jesus was both 100% human and 100% God. I have enjoyed this preaching/teaching series. After choir rehearsal, we took James back to college and I have spent the last hour or two relaxing.
That’s about all I have for this week. Over and out!