Tuesday Treasure, reflecting on what's really important: Family (and electricity)
It’s a crisp cool late summer morning. The ground is wet with dew glistening in the sun shine. The birds are singing and collecting this mornings feast of nectar, worms and seeds. The smell of fresh brewed coffee wafts in the air, ahhh, it’s a good morning.
Our power was restored last night at about 6pm after hubby returned from a trip to the store for “camping supplies” we thought we were in it for the long haul. We love to go camping and had just given in to the lack of power by engaging our camping sense.
I was on my way home from my Dad’s where the kids and I took refuge yesterday for a few hours. It was a blessing to have open arms, running water, indoor plumbing and ah yes, electricity to plug in to just waiting for us.
Interestingly enough, aside from showering & coffee, we were relieved to have a safe place to be. We didn’t rush to TV or computer access. Claire showered, I relaxed over a cup of coffee with my Dad and Cole impatiently awaited instructions. Cole’s job at poppy’s house is to help pop and Laura Lee in any way he can. They are very independent retired people who handle things just fine, but, on occasion they allow us to help in some small way so we still feel they need us.
After showering Claire returned to her reading & word search while I took care of business and Cole and Poppy took a well needed nap between jobs. I just grinned and enjoyed the relief of all that surrounded me. Dad, with Cole’s assistance, had set me up with a make shift office that was fit for a queen! A sunlit sun room with a view of the communities coming and going. I worked while my family & others went about their day.
I reluctantly showered and got ready to go home. Cleaning up behind myself & the kids, not wanting to be an imposition, making coffee for the next morning and stowing it in a Thermos so I could feel a little normal in the morning. We said our good-byes, hugs and kisses and got on the road back to the camp ground....I mean home, taking the route suggested by hubby to avoid road closures my phone rang....”guess what honey?! We have POWER!”
Monday was a great day!
Thanks Dad & Laura Lee for a terrific day!
Family is my Tuesday (and everyday) Treasure!