Well, we made it through the big blizzard yesterday and last night. I have been shoveling snow for the last three hours, so I am going to post a few pictures, go eat lunch, then I am going to sit down and get my chill on. My son helped me the whole time and he never complained once. Thank you son! You did a great job!
Our neighbors (right next door to us to the left in the photo above) just moved here from Texas and the wife got stuck backing out. I said, “Uh oh, looks like she’s stuck, let’s go help.” My son said, “Yes! I’ve always wanted to do this!” He was so excited to help dig her car out of the snow that he ran over to her. We got her out too and my son was so excited and proud. He got under those back tires like a little gopher and dug them out! That was a lot of fun!
That is our street looking east. The ruts in the road are huge.
Those are the little sidewalk plows the low maintenance homes across the street benefit from. We have to shovel the portion of sidewalk in front of our homes on our side because we have single family houses with driveways. I would love to own one of those plows–so nice!
We got well over a foot of snow. It snowed from early yesterday morning and didn’t stop until late last night. It was definitely the biggest storm we have had in a long time.
We started shoveling around 9 a.m. and stopped at noon. You can see our footprints where we ran over to help our neighbor. The snow was thick, wet, and heavy. I call it heart attack snow. A lot of older guys have heart attacks when trying to shovel snow like this. It’s best to go slow and remember, use your legs not your back.
And that’s how we get it done here in Colorado! All the way to the street! I am actually really encouraged because I just did three hours of hard cardio and I feel great! I’m tired of course and I need to rest now, but my heart and lungs are strong despite Celiac. My son and I prayed before we started and we committed the work to the Lord. We asked for strength and I even asked the Lord to have angels help us lift the heavy snow. I didn’t see any angels, but the work was smooth and efficient and we were strengthened for the task. Maybe we did receive some help with the lifting too. Many times they help us without us even knowing it. Anything is possible with God!
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men..”
I quoted that verse to my son before we started shoveling and he just smiled and nodded. He knew who he was serving and he was happy to do it. Praise God!
Grace and peace to you all!
I will be reading all your blogs soon. Just need to eat first! God bless you all!