Sunday, November 20, 2016

Wait For It

The sky overhead was darkening at 10:30 a.m. yesterday when I took this photo, giving a preview of what was to come.  And it came.  It rained all day and all night.  I did, however, catch a break at what I can assume was sundown because I could put the kids to bed and not get soaked.  The house was freezing and it was time to give in and light the wood stove.  Ahhh.  In no time at all, the chill was gone.  Bess and the cats lay by the hearth, turning over now and again to toast the other side.

I was also warmed by a telephone call from old friends, Joe and Carol, who were my neighbors down the hill when we first moved here.  After they sold their place in Fair Play, they moved to Arizona and I haven't heard from them in ages.  Joe was and is a character.  He used to run cattle on his property and they continually either jumped the fence (who knew?!) or broke through to browse in my front yard.  It was quite an experience to come out of the shower and find thirty or so cows staring at me through the window.  Once, Carol called to say they had an orphaned calf and would I like to see it.  Well, of course!  It was a surprise to find that they were keeping the baby warm in the kitchen of their double-wide trailer.  I hardly knew how to respond.  I don't think I ever heard either of them say a mean word about anyone.  Good people.  They're back in California for a time to receive medical care, and I look forward to a visit in the near future.  I'm so glad they called.

The weathermen/women are still predicting that the sun will come out by Thanksgiving.  I guess we'll wait and see.

It was a good day.

1 comment:

Kathryn Williams said...

Wow that picture looks ominous, and I certainly would not have guessed it was mid morning. And the call from your friends sounds like fun.