Our power is on today. It is the first day in 5 days that I woke up to power and water. We had a storm roll through and the weather man talked about the rain so I was prepared for that, but I didn’t hear anything about wind. Wouldn’t you know it was the wind that got us? The storm came early this year. Normally I expect this kind of weather deep within the fall season or the beginning of winter, but not in August. At first I thought that we weren’t prepared for this, but I was surprised at how well we did. I felt like quite the homesteader. Our generator isn’t big enough to power the whole house, but it kept the refrigerator and a small light going so thankfully we had food and were not totally in the dark. Water on the other hand made me work for it. We are on a well so when the power is out, so is our water. No toilets, no showers, no running water of any kind. We brought it in from our 50 gallon water barrel a bucket at a time. These small items made it manageable, but we were roughing it for sure.
We have one less voice in the house now. We took a little road trip and drove my sister back to college for her senior year. I miss her already, but I love hearing a new story from her every day. As a person, she is growing so much there and I can’t wait to see what this year brings for her. She is overflowing with life and is bound and determined to change the world. It is an amazing thing to be a part of.
One of my favorite moments this summer was watching Benny and Joon with my sister one day during my son’s nap time. The song “I’m Gunna Be” came on, and it got me thinking. If you haven’t heard the song, the chorus goes something like this: “I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more. To be the man who walked 1,000 miles to fall down at your door…” The 1,000 miles part stuck out to me. I wondered what it would take to walk 1,000 miles. I might not be able to run long distances or do high intensity workouts, but I can walk. I bet I can walk 1,000 miles this year. So I did some calculations and if I average about 2 ¾ miles a day, I could walk 1,000 miles in a year. Now, I live in Washington so rains 9 months out of the year here, but with a little give and take, I bet I can do it.
What about you? Do you think you can do it? Will you walk 1,000 miles with me? We can start tomorrow. September 4th 2015 to September 5th 2016. Are you in? Great! I’m excited! How about you? I will post every day, and I would love it if you would post your progress too so we can do this together. Two heads are better than one right? Yay! Grab your tennis shoes and I will see you tomorrow!!!!
Hi there! Welcome to Grace In A Glass. My name is Danielle and I am so happy that you are visiting this site today. We all have something in life that we are working to overcome. I began blogging about my struggle with overcoming Esophageal Dysmotility and Crohn's Disease with the hope of reaching others with words of encouragement and hope. Thank you for letting me share my stories with you, and hope you have the most wonderful day!