Friday, February 5, 2010
(Click on the pictures to enlarge and see better detail of the igloo and the snow in our yard!)
We are seriously up to our eyeballs in snow in the 'burg. It has been falling steadily since about 6am. Reports are calling for 18 - 24 inches by the time it stops tomorrow, but we'll see. We stayed inside all day and then Peyton asked to go out around 4pm. Mark bundled up the kids and they went out. Once I saw the fort Mark was building, I went out too. He took a Rubbermaid storage container and filled it with snow and used it like you would use a bucket on the beach. He made quite a fort and the kids were so excited. After Liam and I came inside, he shoveled the inside of the fort all the way down to the grass. So it will be interesting to see how much snow we get overnight.
I am so grateful to have shelter tonight, to be warm and have plenty to eat. Our church is hosting the area thermal shelter this week and I've been praying for those needing shelter and those volunteering. It's not easy to organize and arrange with bad weather, but it's worse when your volunteers can't safely get there to help. I'm so glad we were able to be a part of this ministry this year. There are so many homeless in our area who so desperately need a place to sleep.