Sunday, February 17, 2008

Winter Warmth...

Where do I begin?

It has been a cold snowy winter, a winter of my youth if you will.
We basically heat our home with a wood fired stove in our lower level. The bad side of that is physically seeing the wood pile slowly dwindle. Kim and I become wood hoarders always looking for that wood deal to get us through the winter. The good side is our 21 dollar gas bills, the smell, the romance of a flame, the satisfaction of getting up in the morning, opening the stove door and seeing a beautiful bed of coals to stack more wood on. Now on to my heart. I left home this morning to get to Wisconsin to beat the blizzard they were expecting so I sadly missed Church this morn and also missed lunch with the kids and my folks. Great Aunt Donna finished the quilt for Laura and Jim's addition due in March. Kim did a fine job of replacing me behind the camera and got some sweet shots of Great Grandma Joanne and Amelia sitting at the piano, nice job Kim. Speaking of Kim, I get home from this show on Wednesday and Kim once again is off the same day. This time to Egypt and the Holy Land. Should be a good trip but it will be over 3 weeks before I see her again. She gets home on March 4th but I leave March 3rd for NYC.Odd to think about but we do what we have to. So even though I sit in a 54 dollar a night EconoLodge watching a snow storm outside of my window, I have to say, I'm pretty dang warm.



6 comments:

Angie said...

Kim did an AWESOME job! Great pic of your mom!!

Gosh, with her gone those three weeks, you should plan a (spontaneous) trip to TN?!

Doug said...

sounds like fun but sadly the next MS tour is starting at the same time.
busy busy busy...
hope you weren't too sad with the race ending.

Angie said...

Nope. It was fine. Not what I wanted, but I like the Indiana boy, too! : )

What all cities are you hitting on the MS tour? (which, by the way sounds like Jerry Lewis ought to be accompanying you, but I digress)

Steve said...

Doug, you and Kim need to work on the planning a little bit better. Or maybe you could get in on MS's worldwide tour . . .

Neat memories of the wood stove. We had one in New Yawk. Now we have a gas fireplace. Looks good, doesn't have all the extras.

CThomps said...

Uncle,

Where are you in Wisco? If near Madison I'm always available to be taken to lunch :)

Donna said...

That is a great picture of Mom and Amelia!