Kindness of…

In Wisconsin we got hit with snow over the weekend.  I spent my weekend indoors so didn’t really care or think about it.  Since I’m handicapped, my husband does all the snow removal.  He’s in Georgia.  It’s hard for him to do snow removal from Georgia.

I got in my van this morning and hoped I could just barrel through the snow in the driveway.  I got about halfway out of the garage and spun my tires, pulled forward tried again, and again, and again.  Until I was well and truly stuck in the lovely snow.  It took me a while but I got back in the garage. 

At this point I decided I’d have to consider an alternative.  I tried to shut my garage door but the door wouldn’t come down.  I decided it was likely there was snow blocking the eye. 

I got up early to go to work.  I got up on purpose early (which I hate) figuring I would have to take it slower and take my time to get to work.  I called Ken – how do you start the snow blower?  The answer so complicated and ridiculous I asked why don’t we have a blower that just starts?  He started to explain the intricacies of small engines.  I said please don’t. 

He is so sweet.  He felt so bad about not being here to clear the snow.  I told him not to, I just needed to figure out my options.  I was talking to my sister and she said my uncle (who lives with her) could come down to help out. 

My sister called to tell me my uncle would be down in an hour.  I said okay and curled up in a blanket, ate my breakfast, opened my computer and waited.  A few minutes later, one of our neighbors started blowing out our driveway. 

I called my sister back to tell her not to send my uncle down.  Our neighbor to the north of us blew out the driveway.  He shoveled off the ramp and front steps.  When he was done, I got ready for work and saw he was still in his driveway.  I stopped and thanked him.  It was very kind of him to take the effort.  Our temps are hovering near zero and there was a drift in the driveway.  It was a lot of work. 

I let Ken know so he wouldn’t worry.  I made it to work only a little over an hour late.  The snow has made for a crazy day but at least the driveway is clear and people can get to the door. 

Snow Day.. and the fall out…

Yesterday was a snow day and I did NOTHING.  I have a long list of writing and household things I want to work on.  I did none of them.  I sat in my recliner and watched DVR stuff.  I cuddled with Ken.  I was a bum. 

Now I feel like a person again, though today was difficult because work was just not flowing.  I wanted to get stuff done and have my student workers get stuff done.  It didn’t go so well. 

Hopefully next week with the new workers will go well.  I have two new students who both seem eager to work and dig in.  I’m hoping they are hard workers and have the skills needed to get work done.  I’ll see what happens. 

I’m hoping that the bum day yesterday will give me enough down time that this weekend I can get a number of things done.  I’d like to get my office cleaned and rearranged, perhaps move a few things into the craft / work out room. 

I’m also going to be working on taxes this weekend.  I have at least three people who want me to work on their taxes so that will keep me busy. 

I’m also hoping to have some writing time.  I’m hoping that I can finish the chapter I’m working on and move forward.  I’ve been a bit stuck – not in knowing what I want to write but in being motivated to write.  I’ve done a lot of journaling and that helps me move forward.  Now though is the time to go back to the manuscript and finish the chapter and keep going forward with the story.  The thing is I still see the picture in my head of how the scene will play out and the longer I wait the more details fill in.  It will come as I need it to I know…

Last day of work tomorrow.  I’ll be taking mom to the doctor.  I’ll be hanging out with her for a while until Alicia comes to pick her up.  Then I’ll have to see what mischief I get up to…