Life's Reflections: The Winter Storm

Life’s Reflections: The Winter Storm

I sure wasn’t looking forward to this recent weather forecast, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, especially where we live.

When I heard  there were to be large snowfalls, glazing of ice in some regions and high winds, I was frightened for our family and friends who have to go out in it.

I truly do respect those who do have to work outside in it so that we can be safe and sound, whether it be those behind the snow plows, fire and rescue departments or electric problem solvers.

So happy we didn’t get a whole lot of ice and grateful we had electric the whole time.

I stayed in for three days and Jamie stayed in four without ever leaving the house. It was just like the days when we were quarantined in 2020.

Just like then, I had to be creative and cook and do dishes, which got a little boring after a while since I’m not like my mother a whole lot when it comes to creativity in the kitchen, but we managed and survived.

A trip to the grocery, however, is on the agenda soon.

Son Jamie’s TV selections were the same: Little House on the Prairie almost daily and almost marathon, and big-time wrestling among some of his other usual programming. So glad he would let me watch same game shows and handed over the remote when he went to bed so I could watch murder mysteries, and more game shows throughout the night.

The 600-Lb Life and 1,000-Pound Sisters reality shows were also very interesting and a reminder to us not to eat so much and to get more exercise. We’ll see if those words of wisdom stick with us in the days to come.

Jamie and I bonded a lot, which is always a good thing. He’s always there and usually supportive of me, and vice versa.

When I wasn’t on my computer, I worked all kinds of crossword puzzles and tried to get my “home office” in order” in addition to some other household chores.

Now I’m wondering if this snow is going to melt before we get any more  this season. But, I should know by now there’s no need to worry, because no matter what, it is going to happen and we have to live with it.

So please go easy on us, Mother Nature, like you did this last time.


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Jamie and I extend our condolences to the families of Richard O’Brien, Norma Parin, Kirk Robert Swabb, Chad Howell, and Ralph LeRoy Bierly Jr.,
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Please pray for these people: Randy Heck, Danny Foster, Jeff Rider, Ralph Byrd,  Stefani Priest, Steve Neff, Michelle Leugers Enicks, Roxanne Barnes, Joann Freeman, Cathy Collins Peters, Donna Bixler, Vanna Hannam, Debbie Labig, Kevin Wampler, Brenda Wallace, Linda Subler, Michelle Young, Roger McEowen, Jerri Barber, Sally Burnett Ganger, Rick Alexander, Jeff Zumbrun, Gary Cain, Shelley Brinley, Stacy Cline, Ron Mills, Cheryl Gilmore, June Moody, Larry Vititoe, D’Arleen Waymire, Joe Arnett, Tony Liette, Jennifer Peck, Matt Hiestand, Kathy Swabb, Gloria Hodge, Jeff Baltes, Cory Meadows, D’Arleen Waymire, Judy Hoffman and daughter Shelly, Albert Duncan, Cathy Melling, Scott Clark, and all of those who are suffering from other life-altering illnesses, including Covid and other variants associated with the Pandemic.
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Happy birthday to:
Feb. 8 to Cathy Melling, Clouia Longenecker, Delores Ely, Ray Prasuhn, Deana Bowers, Tom Hathaway, Brianna Lore, Chad Easterling, Shad Sebring, Marilyn Erwin, Greg Kimmel, Nathan Eagle, Shawna Kammer Stachler, Teri Small, Reece Everman, Chuck Gasper, Chuck Langenkamp and Charles Stump.
Feb. 9 to Christian Price, Shelley Soward, Laura Armstrong, Randy Byrd, Randy Swisher, Sidney Staver, Bill Brown, John Tabler, Kylie Hathaway, Tim Summers, Mick Boltin and Richard Grow.
Feb. 10 to Holly McGhee, Jane Billenstein, Becky Garrett-Ross, Shawn Hall, Elvin Fourman and Tom Hans.
Feb. 11 to Julie Warner-Price, Rebecca Riffell Brinley, Kris Riffell and Angie Clouse Westfall.
Feb. 12 to Dan Norton, Soni Smith Miller, Kevin Schlechty and wife Terri Schlechty.
Feb. 13 to Nancy Camacho, Michelle Good, Tim Rhoades and Alyssa Henderson.
Feb. 14 to Joshua Harmon, Michele Good and Butch Amspaugh.
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Happy anniversary to: Roger and Marlene Riffell on Feb. 8; Charlene and Donn Thornhill on Feb. 9; Ed and Shelba Kelly on Feb. 11; Angie and Dave Westfall on Feb. 13; and Brad and Cindy Horsley, Dennis and Nina Barga and Elaine and Butch Amspaugh, all on Feb. 14.
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Think about it: “The world is divided into two classes: Those who believe the incredible, and those who do the impossible.”

— Author Unknown
This is a view from our front door looking north during this recent storm. Living in the house on the right side is Steve Hall, who helped with snow removal in the neighborhood as did Rick Price...and it was very much appreciated from this old gal. (Linda Moody photo)
This is a view from our front door looking north during this recent storm. Living in the house on the right side is Steve Hall, who helped with snow removal in the neighborhood as did Rick Price…and it was very much appreciated from this old gal. (Linda Moody photo)
Our neighbors', the Andersons, cars were snowed in for about three days. (Linda Moody photo)
Our neighbors’, the Andersons, cars were snowed in for about three days. (Linda Moody photo)
The snowstorm didn't really bury our car this time, but the ice stayed on the windshield for quite a while, but once the sun came out in three or four days, the windows cleared just like that. And, the vehicle started right off. (Linda Moody photo)
The snowstorm didn’t really bury our car this time, but the ice stayed on the windshield for quite a while, but once the sun came out in three or four days, the windows cleared just like that. And, the vehicle started right off. (Linda Moody photo)
Darke County Now Staff - Linda Moody - Staff Writer

Linda Moody / Staff Writer

I am a Darke County native living in the Ansonia area with my son. I have been in journalism 50+ years and enjoy what I do.

Contact Darke County Now Media Correspondent Linda Moody @ lmoody@darkecountynow.com or 937-337-1955.

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