what kind of day, uh, last three days, I have had.
Hubby was gonna have surgery Wednesday on his shoulder again. I worked and rearranged and borrowed help from here and there so I could be with him during and a day after his surgery. Nurse calls at 5:30 the night before the surgery and has moved him to five PM the following day. First this did not set very well with either of us since the artic blast was moving in, second hubby had been having second thoughts.
Let me go back two days, boy, I am organized in my story telling! (A good friend suggested we speak with our own voice, so your gonna get the straight undeluted, unedited me!) Hubby is emergency manager of our county. With the snow, he was called to assist an ambulance run. They transported a lady who lived alone that was sitting with two electric heaters blowing on her legs. She was suffering from dehydration, hypothermia, low potassium and burns. You could see your breath even with the heaters going. The lady passed a day or two later.
Being the wonderful man he is, hubby was worried about people who live alone, that this could happen to others. If you haven't noticed, people don't check on their neighbors like we used to do. This happened Monday and had been bearing on him.
Now I am back to where I started! After the surgery was rescheduled, hubby mulled and chewed on it and then said, I am not going. I said that is up to you. He said I can't, I have a bad feeling. So he called to cancel.
The weather hit, he has been helping with a program that has purchased propane for those in need. He has delivered medicine, checked on people living alone, and generally has done his job well. He could not leave the county unattended for a simple shoulder operation...I guess that is why I love this crazy man so much.
After jumping through hoops to schedule two days off, I was not about to cancel them. I had two glorius days off, doing nothing except piddle fiddlin' as my sister calls it. I cooked, I took a picture of an eagle, I played, uh, worked, on the computer. I ordered a new camera. I cooked. I painted. I kept fresh water out for the animals. I did nothing.
This morning I woke to return to work. Hubby still has to drive me because our roads are ice. I wake to the sound of running water outside, my water pipe wrapping was not enough! Then as we were discussing that, the stoves went out, no propane. We are supposed to be on an automatic fill but guess we were using too much. Hubby drops me at work, Andrew at school (yes, school, they were not running the full bus routes). I said you do the water, I will do the gas.
Hubby finds the problem and thank goodness, the faucet just popped off so that was simple to fix. I ordered gas and they delivered that about four thirty this afternoon. Hubby collects Andrew and me after he has put in another day at work.
They call to reschedule the surgery since the highways were clear. I said that is not why he cancelled the surgery. This county is in a state of emergency and he has to work, no time for cutting. My hubby is out keeping people safe. We will call you when we are ready. I believe the nurse was mad but hey, I would say this is more important.
It is now Eight PM and the house is finally getting comfortable. I shall be able to drive tomorrow Hubby tells me, but he doesn't know my fear.
And after all these trials, I am grateful that we had the resources to solve these problems. Many people do not. Please check on your neighbors. Stay safe and warm. We are trying for zero or lower tonight. Sure hope that faucet holds!