Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Baby it's cold outside (and inside as well!)

Street in Plano courtesy of WFAA.com
After several days of predicting, the weather forecasters got it right.  We got rain, sleet and snow today and caused havoc across the metroplex!  While we try to be prepared for such events, we just don't have the tools to completely tackle these things and the city just completely was crippled today!
Cowboys Stadium gets some special attention
Courtesy of WFAA.com
Some places showed about three inches of ice and snow!  I think my street in front of my house is a literal skating rink!  Yikes!

Of course, the football teams were able to attend media day.  I joked with co-workers that if you were trying to get to the stadium, you wouldn't have any problem because the route from the players' hotels to the stadium were sanded, scraped and ice free!  We still have bad weather for the remainder of the week.  Wow!  Mr. Groundhog, please no more winter!!

Smile:  What did I smile about today?
I am fortunate that I have a job that allows me to work from home, so about 10 AM, I noticed that it wasn't very warm in my house.  I started investigating a little more closely and realized that my heat was out in my downstairs unit!  I was so happy that I had purchased the service maintenance plan and was able to get serviced today.  So, what did I smile about?  Seeing
Anthony at my front door this afternoon coming to fix my heater!  I was able to spend the day upstairs and was quite cozy, so I didn't freeze to death.  I have a nice life and it's days like this that I'm thankful that I do have this nice life.  There are so many people out there tonight that can't call someone to fix their heat because they don't have a house, or they don't have money to pay bills.  I'm very blessed and very thankful. So much so, I donated to the Salvation Army  to hopefully provide a little warmth to someone that needs it much more than I tonight!

Celebrate:  What did I celebrate today?
I celebrate that after Anthony left, the pilot light blew out again and I used my resources to get it started again!  I called Anthony and he walked me through the steps and I got my heat back on again!  Yep, I'm an independent woman...gotta celebrate that I can, when I want to, take care of myself (with limitations--still won't mow yard and would prefer not to have to take out the trash!)

Love: What do I love?
I love that I'm not important enough in my job to be in a position to HAVE to be at work, no matter what the weather is like!  Our office was open and I'm so very, very thankful that I didn't have to risk my life to be there!  Yep, being in a support role does have it's advantages.  May not make all the money, but hey, I get to stay in the comfort of my home on treacherous days like this! And..I'm planning on doing the same tomorrow too!

Thought for the day:  Don’t seek happiness.  Decide to live with passion and purpose and happiness will find you.

Keep warm my friends! Be careful out there!

1 comment:

  1. You lit a pilot light!!!!
    Next thing you will do is learn to drive a standard!!!