Written by cycleguy on January 21st, 2019

It was 3 degrees this morning when I woke up at 3:30.

3 Degrees!!!

We are supposed to have a barn burner of a day today. The high this afternoon is supposed to be 11. Yes, you read that right. All you in the south. All you out west (specifically Arizona and parts west of that). Don’t you go getting all high and mighty just because you are basking in the 60s, 70s or 80s.

However, I would be willing to trade places for a month or so.

My friend, Dave, lives in Tempe.  This winter he said he was tired of the heat of Arizona so he decided to work from another locale. He is in Maine for 6 months. Somehow I’m thinking I might have picked a better place. But I texted with him yesterday and they got 6″ of snow and he was loving it! Yeah…he’s not right either.  (Tami says that about me a lot).

What made me sad about the winter storm that came through our neck of the woods (although we didn’t get it as bad as they said nor as bad as others) was we had to cancel church services yesterday. In a land of 4 wheel drive trucks and FWD SUV’s we had to cancel for only the second time in 9 years. The other was a deluge of snow which hit early Sunday morning, and after several of our worship team members slid past the entrance, we decided “not a chance.” So we scrambled getting everyone notified. This time we had a system in place and everyone was notified Saturday night.

I hate (strong word) canceling church services. I miss being with people. I miss smiling and laughing with people I love. I miss preaching. What I didn’t miss is the possibility of people trying to make it and having an accident. Owen County is a lot of back roads. One good thing: my sermon for this past Sunday will be preached this week. I also came to the office and redid all my sermons through May. So there was some good to the bad.

Nothing really monumental. Just a chat. Have a great week!


9 Comments so far ↓

  1. Lisa notes says:

    It’s cold here in Alabama too, but not enough to complain about compared to you. 🙂 Those random free days can be so wonderful though! Glad you were able to redeem the time.

    • cycleguy says:

      My brother-in-law lives in Alabama. He hasn’t said how cold it is. I’d settle for the 50s or higher, even 40s. But it is what it is. I’m not going to complain since I can’t change the weather. Thanks for your comment Lisa.

  2. Linda Stoll says:

    It’s frigid here by the sea, too, Bill. No snow, but the ice is everywhere! Let’s hear it for staying inside, keeping warm, staying safe …

  3. Hi Bill. It’s COLD here in NC, too! Enjoyed your “chat”. It warmed my heart, as I have no heat right now.

  4. So sorry you had to cancel church due to the weather, Bill, but better to be safe than sorry. We’ve been in the “deep freeze” here in Georgia, too, with highs barely making the low 40s. I know that doesn’t sound cold to you, but for us, it is! It’s all what you get used to, I guess.

  5. floyd samons says:

    Wow. That’s crazy cold!!!

    Sorry you missed services. This too shall pass…

    About the weather here? 😉