Friday, January 04, 2008

Storm on our Side of the Sierras

There is a huge storm just hitting our area of California. Our giant incense cedars and sugar pines, some of them well over 100 feet tall, are tossing in the wind outside our windows, bringing to mind angry or distressed ents on a very large scale, or perhaps Birnam Wood. It gives you a feeling of being very small. We could get up to 10 feet of snow.

We were supposed to have our homeschool cookie-decorating Christmas party this afternoon but it is going to be postponed because of the storm. So we are staying home in front of a blazing fire eating the sugar and gingerbread cookies we made for the party, and also turning the thermostat up to 68 degrees so that if the power goes out we at least have a warm house for a little while.

A 64 year old man who is a chaplain for the police department, and his twin 15 year old children drove out to see the snow yesterday, they think near Oakhurst, and they have not been found as of Friday afternoon. It is storming too heavily for a helicopter search. I am praying for them and thought I would mention it on here since I am sure they and their family could use some extra prayers right now.

ETA The Clovis man and his twin children were found safe yesterday evening. Deo gratias!

We got five inches of rain here but it did not turn into snow until later at night so we didn't quite get buried as we thought we might.

It looks like this:


Anonymous said...

Praying for your safety and that of your neighbors, Willa--


Anonymous said...

I was wondering if the bad weather had effected you, Willa. I'll be praying for you and for the poor chaplain and his children.



Sara said...

Thank you for your prayers, thoughts and writing; it continues to help me as a Catholic home educator here in Roswell, Georgia. I wish you many blessings in 2008.

Chari said...

And, we got quite a dump of snow on the other side of the Sierras!

Marty has been plowing snow for three days straight!

Please pray for us as we travel home on Tuesday, with chances of snow.......and slippery roads.

God bless us in 2008!