Snow days
Saturday February 20th 2021, 11:43 pm
Filed under: History,Life

Things I learned:

If you have a defibrillator, do not put an iPhone 12 in your chest pocket–its magnet is strong enough to turn it off.

If you go camping in the out yonder in Alaska in the winter, take a flashlight with you and look down in the outhouse because you don’t want to be bitten by a bear when you sit. (She’s okay.)

But the best story was the woman who was delivering groceries to a couple in Texas but her car slid down their hilly driveway and got stuck in their flower bed. There were just no spare tow trucks out there.

She got taken in by the couple whom she’d delivered to, offering her heat and power and a safe place to stay, whereas it turned out her own apartment had none of those things and no water. They tried to help with her car but had no snow shovels.

So they took her in as if she were their own, just as they would want someone to do for their own grown daughters. For five days.

I mentioned that one to my husband and he told me his sister in Ft. Worth had taken people in, too. Power, water, warmth, and safety. Because she can. So you do.

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The people who do just because they can are awesome. We need more of those.

Comment by ccr in MA 02.21.21 @ 2:40 pm

I have not heard but I hope someone stepped in to help my granddaughter who is there with two babies. I am not sure where they are but I think they are near Austin. My daughter, grandson, and his daughter are ok, I am sure–they are at San Antonio..

Comment by Sharon Stanger 02.21.21 @ 7:17 pm

I have a magnetic nametag to wear as a volunteer that I have to wear on my right side, away from my heart.
And now I will find latrines even more scary. I’ll have to check to make sure there aren’t any bears!

Comment by LauraN 02.22.21 @ 9:15 pm

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