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Sunday, January 20, 2008

52 Weeks of Blessings- Week 3-- warm home


This week I've been very thankful of the blessing of a nice warm home. I'm so thankful that I didn't have the privilege of being born in pioneer times, where the houses were not so well insulated and the heating was a few wood-burning stoves and blankets. I'm so thankful of the blessing of being born in these times where we have heat running through the house which is insulated against the Arctic winds. We have been enjoying below zero temperatures with the wind chill. Currently as I write this, it is -5 and with the wind -22!

24 comments:

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

cool. i love how you posted this quote on your blog ... "Mothers write on the hearts of their children, that which the rough hands of the world cannot rub off." beautiful, kathleen :)

Holly said...

We had two new inches of snow last night. I was very grateful for my heater and the fact that my van was in the garage and not outside when it was time for church this morning.

Jenifer said...

Oh wow! I can't imagine cold like that. I am from Utah, but I don't think I've ever felt wind like that. And living in Arizona, no chance! But I am also grateful to be born in these times and to have a home to protect me and my family!

onehm said...

I have to agree with you on this. I live in AZ and while it doesn't get very cold here, it does get very HOT and I really appreciate the A/C!

Yay for not living the life of a pioneer!

(BTW, I found you through Cara!)

Are You Serious! said...

Ditto!!!

angie said...

I'm so thankful for a warm home, too! Especially for NOT being a pioneer.

Laurie said...

So am I...thankful for that. Especially this cold and snowy winter.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Greatful- Thanks, that quote was given to my by my mother-in-law and I love it,
Holly-We just have that little skiff of snow {in the picture}. Our Sub is always out in the elements, since our garage isn't big enough for the beast! burrrrrrrrr, I had to start it abt 30 mins before we went to Church!
Jenifer- Here the wind is constantly blowing! I sit here in the warmth thinking I'm cold {it says it's 70 in here} and then I take a step outside andrealize that it IS warm! :)
Onehm- I've lived in Phoenix and Vegas I too have been greatful for A/C ... in fact it can get pretty warm round these parts in the summer!
Serious- :D
Angie- I'm also thankful for a warm vehicle to drive in ... not a horse-drawn sleigh or a buckboard! :)
Laurie- Yeah for heat!

Andrea said...

HEAT Rocks! And A/C Rules in the Summer! I could not be a pioneer either. Definitely need my spoils!

Cara said...

Hear, hear on all accounts!!!

THE Bridesmaid said...

Wow!! How lucky to have the heater!! In AZ we don't have it nearly that cold and I am still grateful for my heater :)

carrie & troy keiser said...

Andrea-Yes, heat and A/C are 2 wonderful blessings
Cara-:)
Bridesmaid- aclimatmation! no matter where we live in the winter it's cold! I use to think it got cold in Vegas in the "winter"!

Cindy said...

Modern homes are indeed a great blessing!! Thanks for sharing.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Cindy- Absolutly! :)

Debra said...

I hear ya! Wow. It was SO freakin' cold here this weekend. Emma started ICE skating lessons Saturday. i could not WAIT to get inside the bldg because it was SO much warmer IN the ice ckating building. How freakin' crazy is that????

carrie & troy keiser said...

Debra- buuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrr That's carzy! :)

Pam said...

I have to say, this time of year is when I love AZ. Great blessing this week. I don't think I could have done it back in the day. I would have curled up in a ball and froze.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Pam- I have often thought as it gets colder and colder outside, "Why did we leave Vegas?" :)

Crissybug said...

That is why I live in AZ! Heat is a wonderful thing! We ARE lucky to live in a time that we didn't have to bear the many things that the people of our past have.

Cecily R said...

Oh I SO agree with you on this one!!! It is FREEZING here and I like being able to just turn up the heat...:)

idahohubers said...

We aren't quite as cold as you - but 0 is cold enough! You must know my cousin Cara. Thanks for the comments on my blog. This is a fun way to be connected to people!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Cec- I hate being cold! burrr
Idaho- I actually for Cara through Crystal and Dancing Queen {Wendi}. It is a fun way to meet new people. On my blog roll there are only two people I know in real life! :)

KATE said...

Holy Crap, that is so cold!! I'm grateful for my warm house too!!

Emy5 said...

I've just been reading back through your blog and I can't believe that we posted about the exact same thing! Great minds think alike!