This snowy, blustery, “snowmageddon” day in the Northwest lays claim to my 600th post! Woo-Hoo! This girl can chatter! It’s been about 2 and 1/2 years now since I started chatting with you all and I continue to find joy in getting to connect with people in this open way. More than I imagined for sure.
This auspicious occasion would seem to call for an inspiring post and . . . I’ve got nothin’. Maybe my brain has frozen up from the week of cold temps. We rarely get storms of this nature here in the Seattle area and no one can remember us actually getting an ice storm — which is what we’re in right now. This is when its both tough and rewarding to work at an electric utility. We are at our very best in these kinds of conditions because we all come together and focus on getting power back on for our customers who lose it. But, understandably, some of our customers are frustrated with the situation and direct it our way. They’re cold and without heat in this cold and that concerns all of us. But Mother Nature is powerful and reconnects in these kinds of conditions take time. Not to mention in these treacherous conditions our very dedicated, hard-working line crews are out working and this is dangerous work in the best of conditions. You always hold your breath a bit until we get everyone reconnected. It’s all rewarding and nerve-wracking at the same time.
In the middle of all of this though are those little things that lift you up and here’s a picture of mine.
I clicked this pic at 7:30 this morning with it snowing hard. But here’s this little hummer out getting a little nourishment in the middle of it! So so so glad we have this feeder up for them (we think there are three) and that it hasn’t froze over.
Okay, time to decide what to do with this gift of a winter day. Thanks to the many of you who encourage me, indulge me and regularly drop by to “chat”. You make it a lot more fun than just talking to myself! Stay warm and safe wherever you are!