What do you think of when you think of Arizona? Like a lot of people you probably think of desert and heat. Well we definitely do have those things but what people sometimes don’t know is that we have mountains and snow. Arizona is home to 3 ski resorts. Mount Lemon, Snowbowl and Sunrise. The Sunrise ski resort is about an hour from where I live.
We are currently under and winter storm warning. Have been since yesterday. Yesterday we got about 2 inches of snow, not a lot but today we’re expected to get about a foot. As long as it holds off until I get home from work at 2:00.
I don’t think I ave a specific “D” topic for today other than….. IT’S DEMO TIME!
The repair to our house is finally going to start today. February 22nd wasn’t a good day. As predicted we had gotten over 2ft of snow. The weather people on the news had been talking about a doomsday snow storm that would potentially paralyze our area, Normally all of their stormageddon predictions never amount to much of anything. Well this time thay happened to be right. Snowed in we were. I called off work because of the snow for the first time in 17 1/2 years. I woke up that morning and the furnace wasn’t working. I wasn’t about to leave my parents home with no heat, They are 90 and 71 AND my dad has Parkinsons. Not happening. Thankfully if was a simple fix and our neighbor was able to fix it.
Couldn’t even see our street, No way I was shoveling that much snow. Work would just have to survive without me. Most everything in town, I found out later, was closed and no one was moving about town anyway.
Later in the morning we were watching TV and we lost power to half of our house. We thought it was probably because of the storm and all of the heavy snow. Then we started smelling something weird, searched around blah blah blah long story short we called the fire department to check our house. Turns out….we had a smolder going on in the ceiling. No one has any idea how it happened, a wire to….something….shorted out and set the insulation on fire.
All thanks goes to God for having his protective arms around us that day. And to Timber Mesa fire for getting here so quickly and taking care of us. We have the BEST fire department. Not just because of this but for other things they have been called to our house for, all having to do with my dad.
Later in the day I talked to one of my besties, who’s husband happens to be our deacon, They were our clearing driveways and they came over with some of the youth boys to dig us out and cleared our driveway for us.
So today is demo day. Thankfully we know a guy , ha ha ha that’s a joke in our house “I know a guy”, a good friend at our church is a contractor so he will be here today with the electrician to start the repair!
Stress!! No, stress is NOT awesome. This has been an incredibly stressful 4 days. As you may have seen in my previous post, we had a wild fire burning very close to town. We’ve been watching all the updates and listening to the press conferences and things are looking better and better. This morning we were given an official 30% containment. Still under the pre-evacuation notice while the clean up and maintain the fire line on the north side of the fire but it’s been holding for 2+ days and they are confident the fire won’t progress past the line towards town. So I’ll just say, I’m sure we won’t be evacuated.
So…The things that are awesome…well 30% containment and good news regarding the fire.
People, men and women, who put their lives on the line to fight these fires for us.
I live is a small mountain town in north eastern Arizona. We don’t usually get a lot of snow, I love at approx 6500 ft. Just a few inches here and there. About once a year we get one really good storm that dumps a foot or more of snow all at once. HORROR!
The joy of winter…The snow is beautiful if you don’t have to go anywhere. This morning I woke up to about an inch of the pretty fluffy stuff. Unfortunately it had rained most of the day yesterday so under all of that pretty fluff was a nice layer of ice, HORROR! My car door was frozen shut. So without breaking the door handle I had to yank the door open. After I carefully drive myself to work I get out of my car, lock the door (BIG mistake) and go clock in. I come back out to my car and I cannot get back in to my car and no I didn’t lock my keys in it. My door lock was frozen…on the inside. At first the key would only go in a little. So, I tried some more. Got the key all the way in and the lock would not turn. Nice!
So I sat at work all morning thinking of ways to avoid the locksmith. Both of my remotes are broken so I’ve now decided at least one of them needs to be replaced. Finally at around 10:30 am I was able to get the lock to turn and open my door.