8/21/11

Sometimes the guardian angel uses the back door.



I took a drive this morning to visit my brother. He lives about an hour away, in a little town nestled in the mountains. Living not far from him are my mother's sister (you remember her) and her amazing husband. We enjoyed a lovely couple of hours, laughing and sharing stories.


As I made the drive home, I made a mental note of the things I needed to do to prepare for the coming winter. I would need some firewood, more than a few bags of salt, some kindling, and a full tank of oil. (Yeah, the oil that surely contains flecks of GOLD, as it's a billion dollars a gallon.)


It had been storming most of the day, and as I drove into my driveway I noticed an inordinate amount of twigs and branches strewn about. This happens often when it's windy, as the house is surrounded by trees from middle earth, and I'm sure that George Washington carved his initials into several of them.


I walked onto the porch, stepping over LARGE branches and the two hanging pots that were upturned and on the porch floor. When I returned one of the pots to the hanger, I saw it on the other side of the house.



Firewood.


LOTS and LOTS of firewood.











Sweet Lord in Heaven, my guardian angel could have at LEAST stacked it for me.

22 comments:

Kristy said...

Time to get the ax! Good luck!

Christine said...

great last line, this made me chuckle

Sara J. Henry said...

OK, you KNOW you have to let this age before burning it, right? But if you get it chopped and split and stacked soon to dry, and don't burn it early in the winter, it may be all right.

formerlyonlyamovie said...

That's EXACTLY what I'm talking about.

xoxoxo

MaryBeth said...

Firewood!
Now start to dig in that back yard - I'm sure there must be oil!

Mrs. E said...

And that is looking at the glass half full!

Lynn MacDonald said...

Must have been a big storm! Hope the wood chops and stacks itself for you!

Brian Miller said...

smiles. good way to look at the blessing in this...and no one was hurt and neither was the house right?

Pastor Sharon said...

Yes, listen to Sara up there. Don't try burning it green. But maybe if you take another road trip, your guardian angel will do the deed for you and get it set up for winter.

Jenean said...

Well, the song does go, "black gold...Texas tea..." If I didn't know better, I'd think you had you a little twister.

Melissa said...

Aren't Guardian Angels wonderful! They love it when we recognize what they do for us. So happy you got such a great answer to your problem. And just think of the free workout you'll get too! Have fun!

Working Mommy said...

Yes...but what fun would THAT be?! Guardian angels need blog fodder too ;)

WM

Robyn said...

just wait for the fairies to come... they'll stack it for you.

♥ Braja said...

Those guardian angels are so effing uncooperative sometimes.

Slow Panic said...

silly angels -- but that is a LOT of firewood. Love a good fire in the winter -- and that wood is not cheap -- so these fallen trees are a blesssing

aBroad said...

Wow ... and not to close to the house where damage could have been done.
Know anyone with a chain saw ?
How lovely to have a fireplace, we don't have one here and it would be so perfect today ..

Fragrant Liar said...

Somebody needs to have a come-to-jesus meeting with the guardian angels.

Polish Mama on the Prairie said...

Oh holy cannoli!

Glad nobody got hurt.

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

Angels have a sense of humour.
they probably tweeted
ROTCLMBO ( cloud )
And OMG the salt, the kindling, the oil, the wood...you sound like Ma Ingalls. :)

IamthatIam publishing... said...

Awesome!!!
That kicks ass indeed.

Judy said...

I love how you took the lemons and made lemonade! :) Yeppers- time indeed to begin thinking about the seasons changing. You reading my mind again?

Scope said...

Any neighbors with power tools who are willing to work for a gold star and a Batman sticker?