The snow was falling as I awoke this morning. Granted it wasn’t even an inch when all was said and done, but this morning I got my first taste of winter for 2011 (I think that’s right November/December through February/March of 2012). It is very cold here! Tonight the temperatures will get way below freezing and I still haven’t finished the insulation.
I worked myself like crazy today and got two rolls finished today for the garage. I only have 6 panels on the east wall and the whole south wall left. If I can get those two walls done, then we will finally be toasty warm in the garage whenever we need to work outside during these winter months and we’ll be cool as a cucumber in the summer month that are on their way!
I realize this is all probably too confusing to most people in today’s society who want to just shovel out money and have someone else do the work for them. I don’t believe that money can solve everything! I know that money can help make things more tolerable and possibly even seem happier, but true happiness for me comes from being able to say I did something myself! I don’t rely on others most of the time and I do not get much satisfaction out of watching someone else do the work for me; sure it is nice and it saves me time and pain, but it’s so hard to find satisfaction in it.
Anyway, so I got my first taste of winter today and boy was it cold! It was around 20 degrees (I don’t care if you measure in Celsius or Fahrenheit; that is dang cold)! I was all bundled up in my heavy coat, my winter hat (that covers my ears), and my purple gloves (whenever I wasn’t cutting insulation). I wore all my protective gear, too (don’t worry)! But that still wasn’t enough to keep me warm. I tell you, I HAVE to get this garage insulated! No way I am not going to do it! I am going to get this done by Christmas! Winter is here for now and there’s no turning back.
Stay warm, my friends. Ask God to send some warmth to those who are not as fortunate as we are to have a roof over their head and warm sheets on their beds (or even beds for that matter). If you are struggling this winter, I ask Jesus to be your warmth and help you find a place to stay during these bitter cold nights.
To my Catholic friends: If I don’t speak with you before tomorrow, remember to go to Mass either tomorrow night as a vigil for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception or go to Mass on Thursday, the Feast itself.
God bless and keep you warm!