Just a few more days of 2016. Lord willing, the change of the calendar will usher in a better year.
Snow last night, snowing right now. Reports on the news of slick roads and traffic accidents as a result of a combination of snow covered roads and temperatures hovering around the freezing point. Makes for treacherous driving conditions, and bad walking conditions as well.
Dear Wife is "watching" the Great-Niece today and is over there now (mom has a 7:15 start time at work and dad has a 7:30 time), and I walked with her and carried some stuff for her. Their house tends to be cold, at least to her with her 3/4 degree of temperature tolerance, so she dressed warm and took a blanket too.
I came back and put out some VERY cheap food for the outside cats. Mostly they're not ours, but one of ours got out last winter, won't come back (which is fine with me) but wife says I still have to feed him. So all the feral cats in the neighborhood take shelter in our crawl space and eat here or in the garage of Barry, the retired military guy across the road. It does keep down the rat populations in the area. Makes for some interesting footprints in the snow on the porch.
Today will be a bit of a rough day. Today is the 9th wedding anniversary for our older daughter and her husband. We have experienced being cut out of their lives totally, have had zero contact with them for around 18 months now. And not just us, his parents, living a mile from them, have been treated the same way. That is the grown version of the little girl who used to meet me on the porch dancing and shouting "Daddy! Daddy!!". Who now will not even speak to us. Makes it hard.
But right now I'm listening -- on YouTube -- to Dottie Rambo and the Crabb Family singing "Tears Will Never Stain the Streets of that City". Some day ......
Had an interesting phone conversation last night. One of the people I'd worked with down in Alabama messaged me to call, so I did. He is one of the several who left that firm around the time I did, perhaps half a year later. I wouldn't call it a mass exodus, but a noticeable number. That firm is a Korean firm, based in Korea, but with manufacturing operations in Tennessee and Alabama, and offices in California and in Detroit. The serious management is all of it Korean nationals who rotate through on L1 visas. Some of the lower-level managers, etc. are as well, a few are Americans. And a few, like "Jerry", are persons of Korean descent, look Korean, speak the language like a native, but are somehow regarded as Lesser Beings by the Korean nationals. Yes, racism is alive and well, very much so in the East Asian cultures. The Japanese are in fact worse about it than the Koreans.
Anyway, we talked over a few things. I got the impression that some of what I was saying was going to be channeled back to a person or persons still in the company, so I let loose. About the lies I was told, the many many (100%) of the promises made to me, all of them broken. And the disaster that is has caused for me and for my family. We shall see if there is any response.
Our reading in the Old Testament this morning is chapters 10, 11, and 12 from Zechariah.
The evening's New Testament reading is chapter 20 of the Revelation. The Great White Throne.