11 March 2015
March Came in Like A Z#%^HVDF%**
February was ending on a high note. I went South for a conference that I was looking forward to. I would see my BFF, Beverly. All would be well. I had to stop in Tennessee because there was a blizzard in Alabama. But I got there, got to the conference, and February ended in fine form.
Heading back to North Alabama, I had a blow out. AAA couldn't find my account but finally sent out a truck. While had managed to get the lug nuts off, I couldn't get the tire loose. The tow truck guy told me there was a trick for removing stuck tires and I watched carefully as he bent his knee and kicked the tire. Yes, it popped right off!
Got the tire replaced and headed home even though I was planning to stay and leave on the third, but the weather was looking iffy!
Arrived home but just in time. By the late afternoon this was my road:
I found several animals dead in the yard. After getting wet and not finding shelter from the blizzard it was too much for several stragglers. According to the power company, it would be 10 March before power would be restored.
The sun came out.
I went out for more fuel for the generators.
Another trip for gasoline. A wide-load truck came over a hill going faster than the speed limit without his lead car. I slammed on the breaks and spilt gasoline in the back of the car.
I delivered gasoline. At about 6 pm, the electricity was restored. After an afternoon of sun and rising temperatures, the water finally came back on. We had heat, water, and telephones!
I forgot to close the back of the car as I wanted some of the gasoline to dissipate and my car was dead! A neighbor found me walking to the Post Office and took me home and jumped my car.
Made it to the grocery store for much needed milk and veggies. Met a neighbor who still had no power!
As I said in my last post like this, hey I am alive, and well, and currently warm! With everything happening in the world, I am very lucky, but really....So now I am looking forward to April.
I have several recipes, books to tell you about, tunes to recommend and I promise -- no more whining!