Archive for March 14, 2010

The Good, Bad and the Brrrrrrrrr!

The Good News - Beauty surrounds me after snow falls!

What can I say??? “Brrrrrrrrrr!  Baby, it’s cold outside!”  Songs from my youth keep popping into my head.  Instead of “Raindrops, keep falling on my head,” it’s “snowflakes keep swirling round my head!”  And, “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas!”  Make that, “I’m dreaming of a White Easter!”

The good news – oh, there’s so much!  I have a very warm, full length parka.  My lungs are adjusting to the cold! I had a lovely 2 hour walk after church today.  AND —  God has provided help to buy a new Skoda Fabia at about the same price as a good, 8 year old Skoda.  The government and car dealers are offering great deals.  Unbidden, God’s people are helping with funds!

The bad news – my new Ferrolli electric furnace – said to be a big money saver using wood pellets…is a lemon. Nothing but trouble since we installed it.  Tonight, it blew the fuse on the outside electric fuse box.  There was no heat or electricity for a couple of hours. Ferrolli engineers can’t make my furnace work.  The good/bad news – I have a backup heating system but it costs about $560 a month to use it to heat this 1,000 sq. ft. house.

Other mixed bag news – the “sour cabbage” that Guzsti made for me makes my fridge smell like something is really rotten in Transylvania, but, OH, MY, it tastes delicious!  There’s only about 1 cup in the fridge, but the cover came loose.  Every time I go in the kitchen, I start looking for that smell…and, then remember, “it’s my Hungarian sour cabbage.” I’ve got to keep that stuff in a jar with a tight lid.

The good news – my dog, Bogey, comes when he hears me unlock my front gate, or even open my door.  He wants my good home cookin’ or a long session of scratching around his ears.  Today, my ride did not come, so I walked the 30 minutes to church.  Bogey walked with me the first 15 minutes.   I’m really enjoying having a faithful outdoor dog who is such a good guard dog and friend.  God is filling my life with special opportunities of service in His name.  What more can one wish for on this earth? — Anne

“Can’t you see the central issue in all this?  It is not what you and I do. It is what God is doing, and He is creating something totally new…a free life!” – Galatians 6:15, The Message

Guzsti and Aranka's house just West of me makes sunshine even on a cloudy, snowy day!

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