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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Are You Wondering...




So? How did we fare during out cold snap? We woke to the heat being out. Of all things! I was more concerned with the electricity going out than the heat but it's the heat that matters the most. Without the heat our pipes would freeze and oh what a costly mess that would be not to mention our safety. After lots of praying and calling around town our turn came up with the repairman and it was a paperclip that got our heat back up and running. The paperclip was a temporary fix. The repairman had to run to the office and get a new sensor for us. Before he returned and before our house completely reheated it happened... BLACKOUT!

Yep, that's right! There was a blackout! Usually it's a block or one side of town that goes down but this time it was everyone. By this time I was getting a tad bit concerned and cold. Forty-five minutes later the power came back on and our heating system was repaired! PRAISE GOD! I would hate for you all to finally see what my town looks like on the national news. Anyhow, I put on some extra socks and my scarf and was good to go. I had little Ellie in warm pants and a turtleneck with her fleece snow suit over it. She was snuggly warm and cute too. She didn't care that we had no heat or lights. She took her afternoon nap and played without noticing. As for me and Andew... there by the grace of God we live.

Thank you all for your prayers and concern. I appreciate knowing that you all are thinking kindly of us.

PHOTO DETAILS: Ellie doesn't notice that the heat is out. Her main concern was to stay up while walking with her fleece covered feet. Here she is going after me with the camera and then sifting through the kitchen drawers. These drawers are set aside for her use. I hope someday she'll love to cook with me in the kitchen.

24 comments:

Arctic Spring said...

It is amazing to see her walking around - what an amazing cute little girl - just wants me to pick her up and love on her a lot. I love the photos...

Tanis said...

You are living in a permanent adventure! I'm so glad things got fixed quickly and that Ellie was unfazed by it all. It's so comforting to know that God takes care of all the little things too...

Flossie's Follies said...

Oh my glad you have everything back up and running, too cold, glad that Ellie was not impacted by it. Ellie is getting so big, she is adorable.

Beth said...

Oh, Nancy! I am so glad things turned out okay! That must have made for a very "long" and concerning morning. Your little Ellie looks so... cute all bundled up- it makes me want to pick her up and snuggle! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, as always!

kssdesigns said...

Nancy, glad all is well with you and your family! I can relate to some extent. No power is a difficult thing, but the kids really seem to love it! Take care and stay warm.
Smiles!

Candi Dierenfield said...

Hope you all are warming up! We finally broke the -36 spell with 6" of snow!!! Coming home from 70 to -33 wasn't very nice! PTL that your home was saved from any major repairs from the cold! Been there, done that... not fun!
I'll be thinking of you all!
Hugz,
Candi

Michelle said...

Oh, my goodness, that could have been disaterous!
Look at your baby, walking around!

Diane said...

Nancy, so happy all is well now. But isn't God amazing to use the adversities of life to bring prayers to His throne. And what a darling way to help Ellie stay warm. Cute pics!

Susie Blackwell said...

She is soooooooo cute, and so is the outfit!

Queen Kat said...

I'm happy that power and heat were restored. What a crazy day you've had! Here's to warm fuzzy suits, extra socks and eventual hot coffee. :)

malieta said...

Hi Nancy!
Your daughter is so cute and I am so relieved to hear that all is OK!
malieta:)

Marlou said...

good old paper clips Nancy, The Lord always makes a way!! :) thank The Lord your heating is now fixed :)
Ellie looks so so cute, bless you Nancy and your family, hugzzz xx

its said...

Brrr...I wish you were here in our cold (to me) 50 degrees....yikes. I don't know if I'd survive....God is so good to you.

Love you

Tracy.H said...

What a cutie!! Glad to hear that you made it through okay. Must have been a tad stressful. :0)

Jill said...

Oh my word! I am so glad that your heat and electricity are back on! When we lived in Rochester we had an ice storm one April and our heat was out for a couple of days. It got really cold but we had a fireplace so we all camped out in the front room and borrowed a heater from some friends and that got us through. Ellie is so cute all bundled up. Children are amazing the way they just march happily through trials and still maintain their zeal for life... Thanks for your kind words of encouragement on my blog today they really buoyed me up! Take care!

chelemom said...

How cute Ellie is!!! So glad everything turned back on!

Deborah said...

So good to read you are all cozy again! That was scarey! Do you have a fireplace to help out? Your little one is precious and such a tropper! Deb

Linda SS said...

Brrrrr! I'm so glad all's well again. Your little Ellie just couldn't be any cuter:) She looks as snug as a bug in a rug. What an angel!

Jen - A Spice Angel said...

oh gosh girl... how scary!!! I'm glad that you n' your family got through that night, and that the heat n' electricity came back on.... I wouldn't know what to do. Seee... that's why God have you there, cause you are a very strong woman!!! Baby is so adorable - as usual!!! Hugs to you all... STAY WARM!!!!

Love,
Jen

SpAzzGiRL said...

and I thought it was chilly here...WOW! That is crazy and scary, but your little munchkin is too cute!

My Paper World said...

I'm very glad that it's all sorted out now.
Ellie looks adorable in her little snow suit! xx

Corie said...

Ellie is so adorable!! Glad you are back up and warm!!

Rose Ann said...

Ellie is such a cutie...and growing right up! I'm so glad your heat and electricity wasn't out for too long.

Kelli in Kentucky said...

Nancy , Ellie is so adorable!!! I love the coat. Kids are amazing when they are little as long as they are not tired they role with the punches. I’m glad your back to normal. Being with out power is not fun. We lost power for four days a few winters ago and I do not want to repeat it.