Christmas Eve day I decided I could no longer sit at home and listen to the generator run, cabin fever had set in and I had to do something so I grabbed my camera and drove around our villages dirt roads to see all the ice damage. The sun was shining and the sky was the brightest shade of blue I have ever seen, so I had to pull over and capture some shots.
How can such devastation be so beautiful? So many are without power, yet the ice glistening off the trees is magical. Several warming centers have opened up all around us, and many are full to capacity. I feel for the families that have had to leave their home over Christmas, we are very luck to have a generator even though it’s noisy.
The critters just seem to carry on unaffected by the winter storm. I had to stop and have a chat with these chickens, they were out in the road and soon to be road kill if they didn’t get their tail feathers headed home. There’s no stopping on icy roads, and they would be finding themselves becoming dinner if they didn’t watch it.
My hubby and oldest son have been working nonstop restoring power to people in need, coming home for just a few hours for some sleep and going right back at it, they are working for 20 hours and sleeping for 4. The power company can restore your power but if the main has been ripped off your house you are still out of lucky. The Christmas story this year was work as many hours as you can to restore power to as many people as you can. My oldest had the week off from work but chose to help those in need, he worked right along side his Dad, out in the freezing temperatures bringing hope and warmth to many families for Christmas. It makes me proud to see what a kind, compassionate
kid, man he has turned out to be. Most wouldn’t give up their vacation to make a difference for someone else.
So as I sit at home keeping fuel in the generator my men are out working hard making homeowners joyous. I’m so thankful to have a hubby and son that are so good hearted and put the needs of others above themselves (it helps that they can fix anything too). So for us we didn’t have the traditional Christmas but it was very rewarding with many lessons learned.
Now tell me how you spent your Christmas.