Living in New Hampshire it’s not uncommon for a swift winter storm to turn a well planned day into unsettling anarchy. We had a slushy, wet, freezing, snowy and windy storm yesterday. I call it a “Moody Storm” since it can’t decide what it wants to do – so it does everything it can.
The results are typically bedlam, beauty and no baths.
Naturally – we lost power. Naturally it was 1 minute after I got up to start the day. Naturally we had not set up the generator or made any storm preparations. Naturally the morning didn’t get off to a rousing start.
But there was coffee and quiet. Those are good.
After the coffee and quiet we did the morning barn chores and brought in 12 very grateful goats into the barn for feeding. After all were settled we packed our “emergency-we-need to-shower-elsewhere bag” and headed into the office.
On the way to the office I had to stop and look in awe of how beautifully the storm had transformed the landscape. The sun was out; the snow clinging to every tree top and every branch brightly extended. It was gorgeous. During my entire drive, I continually thought to myself ~ I live in the most beautiful place in the world.
I love and hate showering at the office. On one hand I am ever so grateful that we have a Wellness Center with showers available but on the other hand, I’m not showered – at the office. It’s awkward to see your co-workers in your PJ’s. But everyone knows the drill; everyone has been without power and water at one time or another. It’s where we live, it’s what we do – it’s how we roll around these parts during storms. In our PJ’s – looking for showers.
It’s early in the winter season. I’m keeping my bag handy – just in case.
Wishing you all warmth, power and showers.
~Love from TheHomestead~