I always have been a girl that wishes to live in the heat. Which is just so funny. Seriously- in high school I talked often about going to BYU-Hawaii, and surfing the waves, doing homework on the sand...what a dream! Well Heavenly Father decided to give me strict inspiration that the exact OPPOSITE should be my fate. Rexburg, ID. I remember the brochure said that the average degrees in the winter semester (my starting point) was 13 degrees. I think I thought, "Hmmm that sounds exciting!"
Well clearly the inspiration fate thing was meant to be because in that cold wicked wind on the hill I met my dear husband and you know the rest.
For years we both said, "to California!" after graduation. But graduation came and went and we stayed here.
We've often talked of California but usually on the perfect Idaho summer nights, and the nice fall months, I would say to Clay, "You know, I might just be fine living here the rest of my life". And I don't know why I always truly believe that. Because without fail about this time of year, some dreadful number shows up on my dash showing the degrees outside and I scream my way to work "WHY?! WHY IS LIFE SO COLD!" and I swear up and down that I could never stay here my whole life! NEVER!
I got home from work yesterday (and it was only like 20 degrees or something even! That's just so hot!) and I expressed my pains. He understood.
Well, it's funny how your perspective can change from pain and sadness, to death wishes.
This morning the power went off and affected over 50,000 people in southeastern Idaho! And guess what?! It's still not on! It's been over 5 hours! And they estimate it could take 4-6 more hours! I will tell you that when I got out of bed it was freezing cold in my house! I decided to look at my phone to tell me how many degrees it is outside. NEGATIVE EIGHT! No wonder we were shivering!
I was informed that work did still, indeed, have power. So...that means I still had to go to work! BLEH! So I got ready and headed out and wait a titch! The garage door doesn't open cause it opens on POWER! What's a girl to do?! Text my coworker, she tells me how to do it manually, and we are out! My nose hairs are freezing! Literally! It happens!
I got to work and felt the heat and I will not lie to you, it was quite the relief.
Clay's work did not have power today. So he was stuck home in the cold...wondering if life would ever be the same.
He just called and informed me that he is heading to his parents! They have power and he can't handle the cold in the house anymore!
I asked him if he was taking Dante and he scoffed at me saying, "Yeah...I'm just going to leave him, good luck Dante! Keep warm!"...well, I was just asking!
So, my friends. Wish us luck that we do, indeed, get our power back. Because it can be dreadful without it.
Also, my gas light is on...and the gas stations I passed on the way to work had no lights on their things...so...I need luck in all sorts of places.
PS. How did pioneers survive? How? I am so grateful for 1) indoor plumbing and 2) heat. I mean really.