It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, November 16, 2018

Chapter 11, Page 16, Book 18

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.

John Ruskin

Today I’m thankful for Weather

Don’t knock the weather; nine tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.

Kim Hubbord

It seems we very often take the weather for granted, but as we all know it’s a force to be reckoned with.  It’s something that is rarely perfect and we complain if we have too much rain or if it’s too dry.  We don’t like to be too hot or too cold, but there is a reason we have it all.  

Here in northern Ohio, I use the central heating for the better part of 6 months of the year.  Down south they use it much less but make up for it by using air conditioning.  We have learned to adjust to the temperatures by keeping our homes comfortable.  

I do remember the days when the only relief from the heat was by using fans.  When I was born one of the most popular methods of heating homes was coal.  Now we have electric, gas, turbine wind power and even solar energy supplying the power to do so. 

We have no power to control the weather, but we do try to control our living environments.  

The pictures today are from the view from the porch showing our weather this year.  I try to take at least one a month. 

On my thankful list for today:

6526. for DDIL#2, it’s her birthday
6527.  for fast food, I call it quick and easy
6528. for sweet pictures to share of my family

Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits.

Fulton Sheen


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Remember: No matter the weather, always make your own sunshine!

jack69 said...

Weather usually does not bother me. Weather is here, it is life and I love to live with it. I don't think anyone loves bitter cold nor breath suppressing heat, but even those make you appreciate the sweetness of spring or the nostalgic of Fall. Like most of life, no situation lasts forever, the weather does in fact change and I love it. Complain about the weather? Yes, I guess I do sometimes but not often.
We actually flipped on the heat this morning in our HOUSE!
Sherry & jack.

betty said...

I remember growing up we had a coal furnace and I remember the coal room where it was stored and getting deliveries of coal. Then my mom put in a new furnace and it I am sure was a blessing for her not to have to keep the coal stocked and have the house warm up more conveniently. I don't like the extremes of weather, but funny I've lived in 2 places that do get the extremes, Montana and now Phoenix :)


Chatty Crone said...

What would we talk about if we did not have the weather - you are right. We have a freeze warning for tonight here in Georgia. You are also right we use the a/c tons and you use heat. Well have a good weekend.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

When I was a child, our home was heated by a pot-bellied stove in the kitchen, and to keep warm in the living room, we bundled up in blankets... so I'm grateful for central heat. Even more, I'm reeeeeally grateful for air conditioning. It's practically a necessity here in the south.

You're right. We shouldn't complain about the weather, but it's a tad frustrating that we're like a foot above average for the amount of rainfall we've had this year, and out west, fires are raging because of a lack of rain. Too bad we can't redistribute it somehow.

Mevely317 said...

LOL on that Kim Hubbord quote! When I was young, I couldn't understand why seemingly intelligent adults always opened with talk about the weather! Growing up high in the Rocky Mountains, certainly we experienced bitter cold; no need for air conditioning, even in the summer. Why is it, I wonder - as children we pay little notice. What happened?