Thursday, February 3, 2011

Blizzard Day 3 - Desperation

“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

Three days with no mail or paper.

Three days we’ve spent mostly here in the house.

Three days we’ve had enough quality time to choke a horse.

So, we got out today. We all rode along to the grocery store, more as a symbolic gesture than anything. Talks of bare shelves were circulating, but we were out of cat food and needed some kind of diversion so we took off in the husband’s pickup.

No milk.

No eggs.

No meat.

But we did see our neighbor, Mike, from down the road at the store.

Our road is basically one-lane for a couple of miles, so it was interesting when someone was coming toward us. For the most part it was an uneventful five mile trip. We only were perilously close to being sucked into the ditch twice while the hub was looking at icicles and snowdrifts.

Remember, we haven’t been out much.

Since we were all bundled up anyway, the hub decided to take the kids to the park to go sledding. He took two tow chains and picked up another kid along the way. All the while I enjoyed the peace and quiet and fed all the animals, including the birds.

Then Mike calls to see if we have any extra eggs, since the grocery store had been all out. We haven’t bought eggs since the Great Chicken Massacre of 2008 and always have at least a dozen or so extra. I told him our special blizzard price was $10 a dozen, but apparently there are laws in effect to protect against price gouging during times of emergency, so our usual price of “free” had to stand.

Mike came and got his eggs and gave the kids some candy.

I thought it was kind of funny that we have a mega-grocery store just a few miles from our house, but the neighbors relied on us to fill their egg needs today. Maybe there is something to this self-sufficient thing after all.

Now if we only had a cow…

“But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.” 1 Corinthians 8:8


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