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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hunkering Down

We are having terrible wind storms here in Southern California. Our neighbors tree was laying on their car this morning. Yard is a disaster but it is still too crazy to go outside and clean up. We are stuck inside and doughnuts were in order. See that pumpkin one? MINE!!

So we are staying in and everyone is still in their jammies and sweats. I am trying to get some cleaning done but the three foot tornado is moving from room to room leaving a path of destruction in her wake. My daughter's college classes were even cancelled today.

As you all tuck in safe today please pray for my lineman as he has headed out to get the lights back on for people. Be patient as I want him to come home safe to me.
Here is a poem someone sent me last year. I will share as it touched me when I first read it and it shares my thoughts and concerns for my husband perfectly.

A Lineman's WifeA woman who always stands strong.
When the rain and wind and lightning starts, she silently begins to prepare his things.
She catches the phone on the first ring, she knows he won't rest for a while.
His bag is packed and she kisses him goodbye with a smile as he walks out the door, he has enough to worry about
    without seeing her cry.
As his truck pulls out of the drive she prays "God keep them safe tonight".
"Where is Daddy" the kids want to know, Working she says and he'll be home soon.
Fighting back the tears she hugs them and smiles he loves you all now go back to bed.
She worries about the long dangerous hours that he is out while the rest of the world is tucked into bed.
She knows all it would take is one easy mistake and her lineman would be no more.
She would have it no other way
Lineman are born to do what they do.
They never complain. It isn't a job to them, it's their life.
Strong dedicated men and their wives are the same.
H. Bennett, a lineman's wife


Kathleen Grace said...

Praying for your husbands safety Elaine. It's easy to forget that someone has to go out in the really bad weather to make sure everyone else stays warm and dry. I hope the storm ends soon! That pumpkin donut looks amazing:>P

Bonnie said...

Elaine, This morning when I woke and heard the wind damage in S. California I thought about you. Holding you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Julie Harward said...

It is blowing here too...and snowing! Hope he will be safe.

Aubrey S. said...

I hope everyone stays safe. In the meantime, enjoy the mini-holiday that the weather has provided.

Ginger Zuck said...

Best of luck to your Lineman and keep him safe. Love the poem! And, I really want that pumpkin donut! Man it looks so good and I do not know the last time I had a donut! Hope the weather calms down for you and hubby is safe and sound.

Beth said...

keeping you & your family in my thoughts & prayers. (:

The Open Window said...

I live in northern cal it is a windy one here too. I also have been trying to do a little pre-christmas cleaning and have a 1 year old (a 2 foot tornado) and was just telling my husband to look at the little paths of destruction she made through the hallway, kitchen, and living room LOL. Gotta love the little ones though and the way they brighten each day

Honey at 2805 said...

Your post is so touching. I have been hearing about the weather and will be praying for your hubby and family!

So happy you brought this situation to the attention of Potpourri Friday!

Susan said...

Here is Utah's Dixie it blew so hard last night I was scared to death. My power went out also. A tree was blown over right next door to me. Just missed my house. I'm grateful for linemen like your husband. Thanks!

Debby said...

So sorry you have had such bad weather. The weather seems to be extreme just about everywhere lately.
I didn't know your husband was a lineman. My father was as well. He did it for years and then became the manager of his rural electric company. I know what that kind of life is.

deb said...

Its insane out there, worst winds in the 30 years I have lived out here, my yard is a disaster, lost all my hanging and potted plants and my bird bath broke...lawnmower cover somewhere out in the field behind my house..AND Im still in my jammies too..........bummer is I have NO donuts.....lolololol.
stay safe!!!!!

Olive Cooper said...

What a comforting prayer for you. Will add another.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

My sister lives in Templeton, CA... way nort of you and they too have had bad winds the past few days. All you can do is stay indoors and eat donuts..... LOL Hey, I think that's what you ARE doing.

Genn said...

I will say a prayer for your husband Jill! I am sure that is so stressful for you worrying about him.

Those doughnuts looked so yummy. Pumpkin, yum!

I noticed that colorescience ad on your blog. Do you use their stuff? I am doing a colorescience giveaway next week in a guest post at The Goat and the Kid's blog. I just started using that makeup and I LOVE it!

Kris said...

The wind is TERRIBLE!! Praying for your husband's safety!!!
I want a donut now too!!

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I do hope you don't have to worry long in this one. I know it must be hard. Wonderful writing, and something I haven't thought of. Not ever having a loved one in this profession.

Cindy said...

Oh my, I am late in reading this.
I hope and pray that your husband has made it home safely or will very soon.
Have a good evening, stay safe.
Hugs, Cindy

Debbie Kay said...

Can we split the pumpkin doughnut? lol

Praying for your hubby's safety.

Love & Blessings.


Daisy said...

I heard about the winds! I live near Whittier and I had no idea what was going on. Hope everyone is safe.

Sherry said...

Praying for your husband's safety Elaine! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I have been thinking about y'all. I bet it has given your hubbie lots of work!!! I cannot believe that the winds were so strong not associated with a hurricane. Spooky.

Diann said...

I hope everything is okay there. That must have been so scary! Thank you for joining TTF and have a great week!