IN GOD'S PROTECTION: On the 2nd, Paul and Abby were supposed to drive to Anchorage for Abby's doctors appointment. The Day before, we had blizzard conditions with little visibility, knowing that the weather in the Pass is always worse than it is here, I debated whether or not to reschedule the appointment. Abby really needed to be seen for issues with her throat, so I really struggled with it.
When I got home, I told Paul I had changed the appointment. He said he would be fine and really wanted to get up there and back, just change it back, he said. I really didn't think it was safe. I felt God nudging my heart. I am so glad he did.
The next day, the day they would have left, Paul got an email that there had been an avalanche. The avalanche happened at 7:00 Thursday morning. At the time they were planning on leaving, Paul and Abby would have been at the spot where the avalanche took place at the same time it collapsed. It was 100 feet wide and 10 feet tall. I feel so blessed that I listened to the nudge.
Temperatures are now in the 20's, you almost don't need a winter coat. Heck, after so long with it being down to -25, a 40 degree jump, if it warms up another 20, we will want to pull out our summer clothes. In the summer, we sometimes have days in the high 40's, it is usually raining.
|Moose laying at foot of trees.|
|Kenai/Russian River in Cooper Landing|
|Kenai/Russian River, everything covered in ice.|
Hunter started basketball. He is the one wearing bright blue shorts.
|I finished loom knitting my first hat.|
|Hunter done skiing, ready to warm up. Temperatures dropped to -5 a few minutes after their lessons started.|
|Hunter with ice sickles on his eye lashes.|
|Simon ready to go thaw out.|
|Simon with ice sickles on his lashes.|