God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Grocery Shopping

John walked to town & back yesterday (3 miles each way) to get us some bread & whatever else he could manage.  Here he is starting out, bundled up in two pair of socks, two pair of pants, two shirts, coat, scarf, hat, gloves, & tennis shoes.  The temp was 10 degrees with a wind chill of -1.

The road to town is treacherous in the best of weather.  No sidewalks & lots of blind curves.  He was almost run over a couple times.  The people just zoomed past him as if he wasn't there.  

We had some wintery mix last night & some rain, but it doesn't seem to have made a dent in the driveway this morning.  I can't see his footprints though ... not very clearly anyway ... so maybe that's a good sign.

This past week has cinched it for us.  As much as I've hated living here, there are a few things which have made me question if moving is the right thing to do.  No more.  As soon as we can drive a car up & down the driveway, I will be calling some realtors & having them come give us their thoughts on listing the house for sale.  In the meantime I am going to be tidying the moving boxes that have never been unpacked & packing a few more so that everything will look neat & move out ready when people come to view the place.  


KimM said...

Oh my, Shirlee!! 6 miles to town - WALKING??? Sounds like your decision to move is a good one. Do you have any idea where you will move to?

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

Oh, I would not let my husband walk to town this time of year, it's too dangerous with the cold and the people who zoom by him. Moving out of there is a good idea I wish you good luck in finding a better safer place. Take care. xx

Vicki said...

Even in decision making God's timing is at work, right?! I hope you're at peace with this choice and pray that it all falls into place as stress free as possible. Any idea where you'd like to move to?

Maggee said...

He was blessed that he got there and back without mishap! I'm betting that a house closer to more amenities is vital! Hugs!

Robin said...

Oh my goodness! I am glad that John made it there and back safely (even with cars zooming by him).

Thinking of you both!

Robin in Virginia

PS Hmmm...central Virginia is a nice area to live!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

It's good to know for sure what you want to do and I hope you get things moving soon.

gracie said...

It is always a hard to decision to move, but sometimes it is the best one we make for ourselves..... where would you like to go?

Margaret said...

I do hope for your sake that those realtors can come see you soon. All the best for the tidy up and for the sale of the house.

Kaisievic said...

Wow! That is a big walk for John, so glad that he made it okay. Good luck with the fabric selection.

Gabi said...

As a child I always wanted to be snowed in.Thought it would be a great adventure. But today, oh no, I like the warm weather better.
Hope you are ok and send best wishes from Germany

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

He's an intrepid explorer! But he needed snowboots not tennis shoes!
At least this has helped you come to the decision to make the move with enthusiasm. Your house is beautiful and I am sure someone will want to buy it. Someone with their own snowplough so they don't have to rely on the neighbours!

Julie said...

I bet your place will be snapped up.