Well, we have power. Last night, hours after the terrible storms blew through and were more than 100 miles away, we lost power. Wife reported it to the electric company, who later messaged her that we'd be without power until around 6 p.m. TOMORROW NIGHT! So we were inside, hot and stuffy, in the dark, but with the temperature falling fast and hard. We went to bed, but with no power to run her CPAP machine, and with the temperature higher than she can sleep in, results weren't good. So she moved to living room. Her recliner, with the electric motors for adjustment, was inoperable, so we set her up in my much-the-worse-for-wear chair. And I went to bed. For a good two hours. Then she wanted to come back to bed. So we relocated her. Some time during the night, the power came back, waking us once again. But it let her charge her phone, run the CPAP, and get power back to the refrigerator.
I am told that there are several nearby places that won't have power until 7 p.m. tomorrow night, others that might have it by dawn tomorrow, others some time tonight. They hope so, any way.
Storms. I guess my Amish cousins are chuckling just a bit, seeing before them the real risks of being too closely tied to the world, a good object lesson for all of us.
Off to the doctor office in just a bit. Hopefully, all the downed trees have been cleared and the flooded roads drained. At least we don't have to shovel rain.
Saw a report yesterday that was both funny and not at all funny. The "Greenies", the eco-nazi's, were planning some "Glow-bull Warming" protest march in Denver. The "Gore Effect" made an appearance. That's the tendency for "Glow-Bull Warming" protests to take place on the coldest snowiest day that area has seen in many decades. Denver area and that whole region got hit with about a foot of snow, ice, wind, all that. No "warmists" froze to death, which I wouldn't wish on them. Not exactly, anyway. But that whole area got hammered. Which had the "splash" effect of wiping out the ENTIRE wheat crop in western Kansas, just over the line. I've been around farming and farmers --- a great deal of the extended family on both my parents' side and the areas Wife and I both grew up in. A very substantial part of the nation's wheat harvest is gone. NOT due to "catastrophic global warming", a lie if there ever was one. Possibly the beginning of a new ice age, which is far worse.
And here, for a foretaste of what this will do to food prices
Interesting photo here of HEAVY snowfall yesterday in southern France.
The reading in the Old Testament today is chapters 3, 4, and 5 of 1st Kings. Solomon is king. In charge. The Lord gave him wisdom, which is great. But he did a whole lot of unwise things, not least of which was violating the instructions the Lord had given the nation about remaining separate from the nations and cultures around them. (See Exodus 21-23 and Deuteronomy 17). So he became joined to Pharaoh, the semi-god ruler of Egypt, the nation that had held the Israelites in bondage for 400 years, but was still one of the dominant cultures of the known world. The later warnings about being "unequally yoked" are very much on point, and have more than a few nasty examples of why it's bad. Sadly, we still see the error today: I get very frequent messages from friends of long standing, urging Christians to make "common cause" with Moslems, sometimes under the cover of the stated belief that Allah is just another name for the Lord Almighty. Which is a lie. But a terrible temptation, as we shall see.
I Kings 4
I Kings 5
The New Testament reading is verses 1-26 of Luke chapter 23