Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Sunday, December 9, 2018


I wake in the night and small vaporizer by my bed is off, my thought, it is out of the water.
Not so, I turn on light and no current.
It is 4:30 AM, I am up and in a few hours this is the view

on this country rural road, no electricity happens often but took until afternoon to come on.

At 8:00 AM, one arrives with hot biscuits and my N,Y, Times at the end of the long road.
Church breakfast and she thought of me.  Next, helper girl calls "are you alright, do you have
electricity?  She tells me her and friend knowledgeable about gas logs (that will not come on
will arrive soon.  Logs not coming on and her friend gives me the number  I have not been
able to find of the son of a special friend who is head of the electrical department.  I call him and on
this day not making house calls, but he arrives soon to check on me and logs.  Starts them not
in the normal way, he shares a problem and he does not want me to be in a cold house as the temperature is dropping and will check on me later.

So thankful and how to put into words How Very Thankful for those I know in this small community
So thank you to Lana, Michelle, Randy, and Sam - to this one you are Angels.

Electricity came on an hour ago and nice to have hot tea, soup and 1/2 of sandwich from the
grandmother's small iron skillet (like it better than the toaster.

Told a lot of trees down from ice and across my drive and visitors around them.

So day is ending, heat on and I am so very thankful. for those who thought of me.


Tabor said...

You are surrounded by angels. I hope they know how important they are to those who depend on them!!

Sheila said...

Oh, Ernestine, so good to hear that your angels came to help you, and that you now have heat and power too. Stay comfy.

JBen said...

Ernestine...I have been a lurker, but you are the best example of one who keeps us focused...I look forward to every one of your posts...……….hang in there sweetie''''''''''''''''I look forward to every post you make....Love You. June (the former lurker)

Bluebird49 said...

Wonderful you have angels! I wish they could set gas logs to come on when the temperature gets too low! We had about 6" of snow here in Tidewater,VA; no power out at our house, but it was all around us. Glad you are ok!!

MsGraysea said...

Whew....glad that is over. Not a good time to be without power. You are indeed surrounded by angels!
My brother and wife were visiting in western NC and were sidetracked by the storm, too. They are finally coming home today.

I loved your comment about using the iron skillet. Mine is always on the stove. Such a life long "kitchen friend."

The best to you!!

Wisewebwoman said...

I was saying that to Daughter the other day that we are always taken care of by the kindness of those around us.

And so are you, kindness begets kindness in others and you are kind.

I am glad you have an alternative source of heat. This heavy winter weighs on us all. Ours started really early.


Suemn said...

Hi Ernestine, I'm so glad to hear you have such wonderful people to check in with you to be sure you are doing okay and to help out in any way that they can. Now, enjoy that heat and electricity!

kerrdelune said...

You are surrounded by such loving, attentive and helpful spirits!