Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Blessing of Warmth

We are having very nice, mild weather here. Praise the Lord!!!!

It is no secret that I prefer warm (HOT) to being cold. I enjoy the pretty leaves changing color, but I honestly dread the thought of winter and the cold that comes with it.

Yesterday was beautiful! We had such a wonderful day of sun and temps in the 70's. This week will be the same. I'm doing the happy dance and smiling!

We got out and raked leaves and bagged them. The yard looked nice and neat and clean for about 3 minutes. Then the wind blew and more leaves fell.... This morning the yard is covered again. Poor hugsum .....

It is hard to believe that we have lived here for a year and a half already! Wow.... time flies.... things happen...

When we first moved in, we smelled gas and had the gas company come out and check for leaks. There was a very small leak that did not warrant concern or attention. Sometimes, we would smell gas, but reminded ourselves that it was "nothing to worry about".

Sunday afternoon I was outside on the patio enjoying the beauty and happened to get a strong whiff of gas. So, yesterday hugsum called "the" company and they came out and checked... yep, a nice gas leak between the meter and our house in the line going under our patio.

They turned our gas off until they can get the line fixed. This means finding the line and digging up our patio and fixing the leak and installing a new meter on the side of our house (on top of our new siding :( ). They said our gas will be back on by Friday.

With all that said, I'm EXTREMELY happy for the nice warm afternoons, new siding and insulation and new insulated windows... we have no heat and no hot water. We will remain nice and warm inside our home (may be a little smelly, but warm! - just kidding, we will take baths!)

We are laughing at it all... So thankful that the leak is outside because that means the gas company fixes it for us. If it were inside, we would have to tear up our floor at OUR expense. The unseasonably warm weather means that we are not cold.

God's goodness and blessings are wonderful!

Blessings to you!

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