Saturday, January 31, 2009

more on 2009 ice storm....

OK, so after the last post, I left off on the burning of the popcorn note.... That night, as I had mentioned, was filled with getting up every hour or so, to tend to the fire. The next morning, which now would be Thursday, Tim came by after getting of from the fire station. He too had had a busy 24 hours. We packed our things, and decided to come home, eat breakfast, gather more clothes if we didn't have electricity and go to the YMCA for HOT showers!!!

After a LONG-HOT shower, we all decided to stay a while, so that we didn't have to get back out in the cold. We played basket ball, ping pong, air hockey, goofed off, and generally had great family time!




Lunch time was approaching, and really wanting a hot meal, but not wanting to venture back to cold homes, we decided to once again battle the cold, and look for a place who offered either free kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal, or at minimum a reduced rate... Here we go again! Brrrr
YES! THANK YOU LORD!! My sister-in-law had connections!!! Not just connections, but a very dear friend at a restaurant who took care of all our meals!!! You heard me right, Free for Everyone, not just the kids!! WHAT??? Are they kidding? Taking care of the bill for 4 adults, and 7 children??? Awesome!! A hot meal at a great Amish restaurant! Needless to say, my plate was filled with nothing but starch! Straight comfort food for me!

OK, so that I am not making anyone wait any longer, I did get a call today, from the O director! NEWS??? Yes! Good? Maybe! Let me back up. Since the electricity had been out for more than 24 hours, my phone battery was ready to kick the bucket. It was beeping at me, and the battery bar was red.... After Tim brought us home, I got a phone call, and you guessed it, from Gretchen! I answered and said something like...."HI" "do you have news for me?" This is what I heard. Yes. It was not a call to say that we were out, but a call to tell me that our attorney, bless her heart, made yet another trip to IBESR only to sit and wait, and then to be told by the director of IBESR that she was to busy and to come back next WEDNESDAY! UGG! Seriously? Are you kidding me? OK folks, I am a little sad, but I do believe that we will get out of this crazy office soon! I really pray that it is very soon. I was also told that the director is trying to make out an agreement with dispense and parquet... I really have a lot of respect for the attorney and the director, who I really think is just trying to help us in the long run. What this all means exactly? I don't know. Other than we need to be praying for the two offices who don't seem to be on board... Praying for the attorney and the director for strength, and the right words when dealing with not so easy offices, and for my son to continue to learn about his family, through pictures, skype time, and visits.... Until then, I will continue to pray, and give God the respect and honor he deserves. He is in control, not me. He knows my heart, mind and desires. I pray our file will be approved and released soon, and that our process will not be delayed any further. Please pray with us, and believe with us, that we are going to be released very soon!
Please stay tuned for more on the winter storm 2009 report....

5 comments:

Kristina said...

Ok I am waiting for our fun to be on here!!!!

And we are praying for your file!

Kathy Eden said...

Ugh...I was so hoping you would get out this week! I will continue to pray! Love ya!

Greg's Wife said...

So what is "Amish food" exactly? Seems like it would be warm and yummy.

Still praying you'll exit IBESR soon! And no more delays!

Anonymous said...

Great attitude! Love your faith in the Lord

Amanda said...

Glad you're ok!!! Hope you get the news you've been waiting for this week! I'm a little ansy myself, since our agency is probably still without power or at least without internet. I'm missing my monthly update from January. :~)