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Random Acts of Kindness

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Whether they be simple little gestures or something monumental, in this world so full of hate and violence it truly warms the heart to know there are people out there still caring about one another. Let me tell you my little story.

I live in the mountains of Arizona and this week we have been hit by storms bringing snow and severe cold. Sunday I woke up with no heat. The snow hadn’t started yet but I knew it was coming. I called the mobile home park managers and let them know. I knew there was nothing that could be done on a Sunday but I wanted to be on the list for Monday. The property handyman, Josh, couldn’t make it to my place Monday, something more pressing came up and I completely understand. The storm hadn’t hit yet so I was ok. I have a small room heater and that was doing a good job for my living room. Things didn’t really go south until Wednesday night, when the snow started and the temps dropped severely. I hardly slept Wednesday night do to the severe cold in my bedroom, the little space heater doesn’t do the job for 2 rooms. Eventually I did warm up and fell asleep.

Thursday the repair man was finally able to get to me and sadly my furnace needs parts ordered. So I was prepared to sleep in my living room under my electric throw blanket. But as I was getting ready to take a shower, i had moved my little heater into the bathroom, the property manager was knocking on my door with another heater for me to use. I didn’t cry in front of him but when I plugged it in and felt the warmth coming from this little, yet powerful heater, I sat down and had a cry. It’s not often that people show such kindness to others anymore.

People really do take for granted what they have until they no longer have it. So I will use my 2 little heaters, with great appreciation until my furnace can be repaired. Hopefully today 🙂

This is how I was spending my cold snow day

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Electric throw blanket, kindle and a hot cup of tea.

Be kind to one another. It truly is appreciated.

*side note*….I got yelled at over text messages for not telling one of my dearest friends that I had no heat…lesson learned 😉

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It…..

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Blech! Snow!

It’s that time of year again. Break out the fuzzy jammies, the slippers and warm blankets.

The weather has gone from fall right into winter. The first snow has fallen. It was only about an inch, if that, but it was enough to make a mess of the roads and nice clean cars. Now the nights are in the freezing temps and one has to leave a faucet trickling to keep from having frozen pipes.

Welcome to northern Arizona in the winter

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The Joys & Horrors of Winter

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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!

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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.

Gotta love winter