Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blizzard Day 2 - The Aftermath

"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'" Matthew 25:40

Day two of surviving the Oklahoma Blizzard 2011.  Getting kind of boring in the house, but we did manage to have snowball fights and build igloos outside today.  Word of food in the stores running low is circulating, but I can report that thanks to my obsessive-compulsive grocery shopping but not eating, we still have plenty of food to make it another week or so if we have to.  Weird food week continues!   
Last night about midnight we heard a backhoe running.  It sounded very close to our house and like it was maybe going up and down the street.  We awoke this morning to find this:

My neighbor, Tim, had cleared our entire street and everyone's driveways!  What a guy!  He will forever be known now as the Midnight Snow Bandit. 

Lots of neighbors were out today helping out one another.  I walked down to the main road and saw two of my neighbors outside.  I also met a new guy from down the street who was out on his tractor with a blade on the back trying to get his son out of his driveway so he could go to work.  Another neighbor with a tractor came out to relieve a couple of men with snow shovels trying to complete the impossible task of clearing their driveway by hand. 

By the way, this is the main road.  Anyone want to start making guesses about how long it takes the county to come out and plow it?  I'm going with three weeks based on previous experiences, but we've never had quite this much snow. 

Anyway, thank goodness for neighbors and friends like Tim, and Mr. Graham, and Mr. Fuller, and Ruby and Nathan, and Charlie and Kathy, and this guy up above that I don't know yet.  Thank goodness for keeping up with each other and making sure everyone is okay during weather like this and for sharing the load. 

Now to dream up neighbor care packages with what I have on hand. 

I'm sure not going to the store!

"We who are strong, ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.  Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up."  Romans 15:2


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