Vince has been off for so many days,
I’ve lost my mind I am so confused about what day of the week it is. If he’s home, it HAS to be Saturday or Sunday! 🙂
Early this morning, I asked him “Is today Tuesday or Wednesday?” He told me it was Tuesday. A couple of hours later, we were headed to town (of course we were . . he’s off work!) and we passed a building that’s part of the city government. He said “I’m never quite sure what that building is” and I said “It has something to do with city government but there surely are a lot of cars there for a Saturday!” He, in his gentle and kind Italian way, reminded me that it wasn’t 2 hours ago that he told me it was TUESDAY!!
I am going to hang a calendar on my bathroom wall and each day, probably several times a day, I’m going to check to see what day it is and cross off each day that passes . . but I guess truly it doesn’t matter what day it is at this point in our lives.
We’re under a winter weather advisory which may be changed to a warning tonight or tomorrow, depending on how much precipitation heads our way. It’s still hard for me to believe that it stays so hot for so long during the summer, and yet we deal with ice every winter. I knew the summers were going to be long and hot but expected winters to be more like those in southwest Louisiana . . a few cold days but rarely ice and single digit temperatures. Wrong again!
Our gas cans are filled. The generators have been tested and are sitting by the shop door, ready to be put into action if needed. Hopefully we won’t need them. I can get by with everything except I’d like to be able to flush toilets and take a shower. Otherwise, I can cook on the stove and we’ll stay warm by the fire. It isn’t going to be terribly cold, just barely enough below freezing for us to get ice.
I still remember that night in Louisiana 17 or 18 years ago when temps dropped below freezing for hardly any time and about every line in southwest Louisiana came down and we had no power, in a total electric house with no fireplace, for 7 days. We’re so much better prepared now but I still hope it doesn’t happen.
So, if I’m quiet for a few days, it could mean we have no power or it could just mean we have no internet . . which happens way too often around here.