When I get off work this morning Emily and I are heading to Charis and Vinny's home, where Jillian spent the night -- so I'll spend the early morning having Christmas with my girlfriend, daughters, and grandsons. Then we'll all head over to have a brunch with my mother and the whole family there, after which Emily and I will go home, exchange our own presents, and then probably fall asleep on the couch. I've still got to work tonight!
The weather has screwed up the Christmas schedule a bit, but other than having to change a headlight bulb (in the falling sleet) there haven't been any serious weather related problems. The truth is, my area has had it pretty good. Horrible as the weather seems, it's been a lot worse just to the south, where the Fort Wayne area got clobbered by ice, and in other areas nearby where they were buried in snow. I shouldn't talk too loudly, though -- the weather people are talking about more ice tonight, followed by possible flooding. Must be Indiana. *points down to picture*
Meanwhile, I got an idea just this morning for a great Christmas-themed Four Friends story. Doggone it! Maybe, by the time I get a chance to write it, it'll be *next* Christmas! Or maybe I can turn it into a Valentine story.
We continue to be extra busy, but we're holding our own. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our friends and their relatives who are having vehicle, job, and especially health problems -- I hope 2010 goes better for all of us.
Two days after the ice storm, in Kendallville: