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MLK Day -- Still Snowed In! 
mlk jr., i have a dream
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- SOME AMAZING QUOTES:

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right -- temporarily defeated -- is stronger than evil triumphant.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'

The time is always right to do what is right.


If you've never read anything written by Dr. King, I highly recommend you take the time to do so. What an incredible man...



In other news...

My blood sugar was EXCELLENT this morning! (woo hoo) 120. Exactly where I'd like to see it every morning...

Yes, we're STILL snowed in -- and (unfortunately) expecting FREEZING RAIN (!!!) tomorrow. Those are two words (freezing and rain) that should NEVER be put together. (sigh)

Actually, we WERE driving out in the snow at one point. But both yesterday and today we felt it was too dangerous. The snow has gotten packed down (very heavy!) and icy and slippery. Just a mess.

This morning Marilyn and I decided we'd go out and clear out our storm drains. The TV stations have been telling everyone to do that. But these are COVERED IN SNOW right now! The worst areas are right by the curb, of course. So we were digging and digging this horrible, hard, heavy snow -- and looking for drains we couldn't begin to remember exactly where they were. It was EXHAUSTING! Plus it's so very cold. Again, we don't have the right footwear for this cold weather. Our feet suffer pretty bad in a very short period.

Anyway, after half an hour we just called it quits. We were still worn out from the digging the past two days, in all honesty. Neither one of us was feeling all that well today...

You'd think we'd be able to remember WHERE the storm drains are. Or you'd think you could get a map online, wouldn't you? Not a chance. Oh well. We'll deal with it when it starts to thaw, I guess.

It was a quiet day after that. Taking it pretty easy and just watching TV and messing with our iPads.

But we DID do some work, of course. We do that as a matter of course ALL THE TIME (whether I mention it or not). I mean, we get email and so on, so of course we deal with it.

We were also texting with a bunch of different people. It's such a nice way to stay in touch, I have to admit.

I'm worried that I haven't heard from Rob -- and didn't manage to reach him by phone, either. I hope he and Jeff are okay!!!

I talked on the phone with friend Shari today. She not only has a broken finger, but her thumb is broken, too! How in HELL did they miss that the first time around??? So now she's in a cast (good thing!!!). But they didn't give her a sling, for whatever reason! That has to be a big pain...

The Australian Open is on, by the way -- for those interested in tennis, as Marilyn and I are. (Sister Sue, too!)

They've already CLOSED PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS for tomorrow (again). So we'll be home, yet again. It's going to be an AWFUL MESS anyway, so we're safer being right here.

We have a LEAK in the ROOF at our office, I'm afraid!!! The City (our landlord) is aware. Hopefully nothing is being damaged (especially our IT equipment!!!).

I just had a COMPUTER CRASH. I was typing this blog and everything froze up solid. Then I got a blue screen -- with a message I'd never seen before (!!!). It's back up and seems to be working, but still! Damn, it's been awhile since I got the dreaded blue screen of death.

Oh! Right! Marilyn just reminded me that PGE was out to our house today. Actually, they were at the house next door -- but messing with OUR BIG EVERGREEN TREE. There were five (!!!) trucks outside my bedroom window -- and one was a cherry picker. So I got bundled up and went out. They ignored me. It was a huge gang of people. And they were FIGHTING WITH EACH OTHER! Yelling back and forth and mad at the results of the guy up in the cherry picker!

I guess the house next door only had partial power. Thank GOD that wasn't us! I was nervous they would screw up our power, but happily they didn't.

Can't think what else to share. More tomorrow, I guess...

I hope all of you are safe and warm. And not dealing with weather that has you totally shut down! (hugs)
Comments 
January 18, 2017 (Wednesday) 12:09 am (UTC)
I hope the leak doesn't do much damage and the show departs for you!