2017 2nd Saturday Recap
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
January has roared like a lion. All too many buildings have collapsed under the weight of snow and ice. On our way home from town, we passed Alameda Elementary School. There was a good sized crew working on snow removal from the roof–it was quite interesting to see them moving snow off the building with a crane and the orange-tarp-sling. The Park Center also have a crane working to remove snow. Various buildings have collapsed under the weight; therefore, getting the buildings cleared is important. I wish we had been able to take photos of some of the collapsed buildings. There are two less than two miles from here (as the crow flies). The best news is we have not heard of anyone being injured or the loss of life.
Sometimes it makes sense to close your eyes and pretend it is not happening–like the brutally cold weather. As much as we love hearing about warmer temperatures, then there is more concern for flooding. We wonder where all the water will go and should we try to move some of the huge piles near our foundation? Homeowners are affected by the winter conditions. Locally, the issue is we don’t typically get the amount of snow and our structures were not all designed to handle the weighty situation.
This Week on the Blog
Here are the week’s posts if you wish you may review or visit them today!
Sunday— January 8 — Meanwhile
Monday — January 9 — Along the Willamette
Tuesday — January 10 — More
Wednesday —January 11 — Winter Woes
Thursday —January 12 — Feeling Off
Friday — January 13 — Snow Place I’d Rather Be
On a very personal note
We received news from our beloved Granddaughter (Ashley). Some of you will remember her working with the Weims and us. It has been a tough week for her husband’s family. They lost a family member in that crazy accident west of Ontario near the airport a few days ago. It was a senseless loss; the parents of the five children lost their father. Their mother has been severely injured. On top of that, Nick and Ashley received news that Nick’s maternal grandfather has cancer and it has apparently spread to the brain. 2017 is not getting off to a good start for that family.
Cliff and I are doing well. I still struggle with the Bronchial-cough but is much improved this week. We finally made it out to buy some groceries. Cliff is engaged with the snow management and keeping everyone taken care of during the cold weather. He is amazing! There is no shortage of snow. Someone was reporting that the Ontario area has received 50 inches. I don’t know. It compacts as days unfold, but Cliff says he has places where it comes up to his knees. There are buildings he doesn’t have access to because he has not cleared it away from the door–because they were not essential. Other things required his concerted attention with the tractor and shovel.
Thanks to You
There is no way we could ever thank you enough for your love and support. We are in need of a few stories to get through the December blogging. Several of you have promised; however, we understand how busy you might be–nevertheless if you can send along something we would greatly appreciate it.
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