Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Winter Storm

This morning I stood at my back door and shot the same photo as yesterday.  As you can see, it looks very different today.  It is snowing like crazy out there!  There is probably 5 to 6 inches of snow here and it is still coming down.  I need to get to work early this morning, because I have presentations to give at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., and have written neither of them.  Getting to work early will be a challenge due to bad road conditions.  Oh well.

I need to go get a new iPhone and I need to get it from Verizon and pay the penalty to cancel my contract with AT&T.  This all sounds like too much trouble.  I am nearly tempted to sign another two year contract with AT&T just to avoid all the hassle.  Last night at the Homeowner's Association Board meeting, I talked with a man who had done just what I had - canceled his contract with Verizon so that he could get an iPhone and then was stuck with AT&T for two years.  He was proud that he waited out his two year contract and could now switch.

I have done many stupid things in my life just because I wanted to "avoid the hassle."  Someone once told me that alcoholics are lazy.  I am not sure I agree with that.  It takes a lot of hard work to drink alcoholically - it definitely is NOT the easier softer way.  Getting sober was a tremendous relief after all that work!  Every day seemed so EASY!

But even after years of sobriety, I sometimes don't want to deal with things in the right way.  I want to side-step and circumvent.  I want to avoid.  I want to procrastinate.

Recovery is the work of a lifetime.  And that's the good news!

The grace of God is a wonderful thing.


Mary LA said...

Snow already? I thought you were still in autumn -- wrap up warmly and take care.

Anonymous said...

Geez, my town would shut down for a week if we got 6" of snow in October! I sympathize about AT&T, but making the switch is worth it if you're having trouble with dropped calls and stuff like that.

Syd said...

The snow sounds wonderful. I would like to visit Denver and be in some snow! It is beautiful though here--sunny and cool.
I still have ATT--it is the devil I know I guess. None is really good but the iPhone rocks.
Have a good day, MC.

dAAve said...

Stay warm.
And serene.

Jeremy said...

My Mom had a snow day today! (she lives in Thornton & works in Greeley) I guess it's comin down - stay safe!

I can relate to the 'avoiding the hassle'. I'm in awe at what I'll endure rather than confront something

Pammie said...

I went to bed with one fan blowing in my face, a ceiling fan and the AC on.