Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lady in waiting...

Waiting on

... our truck to be fixed. Parts have been ordered.
... the insurance claims adjustor to check out our rig, then for
... the collision center to give it a look over with a fine tooth comb to make sure everything is okay
... the hurricane/tropical storm to get by us. It's raining and a bit windy now.

We ended up returning our rental car for the weekend so that we are not responsible should something happen during the storm. So we are kinda stuck in the hotel. There's quite a bit within walking distance, but it's raining so our "outside time" is limited.

My waiting time is not wasted... I've finished knitting a scarf and have started a cowl. Although I only brought one skein of yarn with me from the rig, so I'm hoping that lasts until we can get back out to the rig to get more yarn. I'm also reading... and playing cards on my phone... and of course staying caught up on storm news and internets! Oh yea... there's also a Shipping Wars marathon this afternoon!


  1. Can You Sleep When the Wind Blows?

    Years ago, a farmer owned land along the Atlantic seacoast. He constantly advertised for hired hands. Most people were reluctant to work on farms along the Atlantic. They dreaded the awful storms that raged across the Atlantic, wreaking havoc on the buildings and crops. As the farmer interviewed applicants for the job, he received a steady stream of refusals.

    Finally, a short, thin man, well past middle age, approached the farmer. "Are you a good farm hand?" the farmer asked him. "Well, I can sleep when the wind blows," answered the little man.

    Although puzzled by this answer, the farmer, desperate for help, hired him. The little man worked well around the farm, busy from dawn to dusk, and the farmer felt satisfied with the man's work.

    Then one night the wind howled loudly in from offshore. Jumping out of bed, the farmer grabbed a lantern and rushed next door to the hired hand's sleeping quarters. He shook the little man and yelled, "Get up! A storm is coming! Tie things down before they blow away!"

    The little man rolled over in bed and said firmly, "No sir. I told you, I can sleep when the wind blows."

    Enraged by the response, the farmer was tempted to fire him on the spot. Instead, he hurried outside to prepare for the storm. To his amazement, he discovered that all of the haystacks had been covered with tarpaulins. The cows were in the barn, the chickens were in the coops, and the doors were barred. The shutters were tightly secured. Everything was tied down. Nothing could blow away. The farmer then understood what his hired hand meant, so he returned to his bed to also sleep while the wind blew.

    When you're prepared, spiritually, mentally, and physically, you have nothing to fear. Can you sleep when the wind blows through your life? The hired hand in the story was able to sleep because he had secured the farm against the storm. We secure ourselves against the storms of life by grounding ourselves in the Word of God. We don't need to understand, we just need to hold his hand to have peace in the middle of storms.

    Hope you enjoy your day and you sleep well

  2. I don't know why, but I think relaxing in a hotel room is almost impossible. I don't envy you guys being hunkered down in one this weekend. Sending good thoughts your way! Try and have a good weekend!!

  3. I don't envy your being stuck in a hotel either, but so glad you've got your knitting with you.

    Stay safe!

    I love cowls. Please post a picture when it's done!


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