Whew !!! We made it through the night and kept our electric along with our sanity !!! I was beginning to wonder about the latter at 5am when a loud noise caused both of us to sit straight up in bed. It sounded as if something very large hit the side of the house below our bedroom. I looked out the window and was very surprised to see Annie my red Aussie walking around down there. She was locked in her lot with her warm straw filled dog house at feeding time last night. It is one of those latches that drops around the gate post and is supposedly immoveable. Jumping from bed we both imagined a tree had fallen on the dog lot and had hit the sunroom.
We were relieved to see neither but still the mystery of how the gate, which was standing wide open, got unlatched. We looked all around outside finding nothing that might have hit the house making that noise. Our only guess was that Annie had jumped on the downstairs door, knowing Sadie and Flash were just inside. We tried to get her to come inside the warm basement but she would have nothing to do with it, she just wanted them to come outside with her.
I had a hard time getting back to sleep, with my cold feet and still questioning what had happened.
The 8am alarm sounded way to early today.
Daughter text me to say she was headed for urgent care because she felt like she either had the flu or strep throat this morning. She has been fighting a bug for over a week, the doc at the CVS minute clinic gave her antibiotic for a sinus infection but she said this was a different feeling.
The strep test and flu test were both negative but the doc at urgent care said she had an infection in her glands now probably caused by the sinus drainage and said it was probably bacterial. She gave her a Z-pac and some cough medicine.
She came here to sleep while we all were at church since it was closer than her house.
Hubbie and I had nursery duty today at church. We , along with another couple took care of 5 two and unders . They all had a great time playing together and not a single tear.
Little EL was the only girl among 4 boys, one of which was her visiting cousin from Ohio.
My friend Susan came to our church today, she discovered she went to high school with our associate pastor's wife and came to help her in the pre-school class today. She enjoyed all the kids very much.
At lunch we had Re's brother's family to eat with us. G-son loved the added lunchmates.
I pray that they have a safe trip home tonight.
After everyone left and hubbie and I cleaned the house he went over to daughter's to pick up the dog crate she had borrowed so we will have more crates for this coming nasty weather.
The sunset was really pretty tonight as if knowing it would be the last time in at least a couple days the sun would be seen in the skies around here.
We are already under a winter storm warning starting tomorrow.
This map shows a finger of 5-8 inches for our area, guess we will have to wait and see what happens.
Daughter went home this evening looking pretty bad, hopefully the new meds and a good nights sleep will help her feel better.
Hubbie and I have spent a relaxing Sunday night watching the flames in the wood stove and wondering what this coming week will bring. The temperatures are surely going to be cold enough for a real mess.
At times like these I am surely glad God is in control and I can rest in the comfort of His great love.
Good Night and God Bless.