Sunday, November 01, 2009

When it snows here, all heck breaks loose for me.....

A beautiful Colorado sunrise from our back deck.
This is the bathroom remodel in progress. I used to think a big dump of snow in Colorado was an exciting thing.....they let school out, no one can make hot chocolate and laze around in your bunny slippers and a good book.
Ha! That was until I bought this home care franchise. The snow started Wednesday and snowed and snowed. It was still falling by Thursday night. I couldn't get out. All Thursday and Friday we shoveled. All my counseling clients canceled (no money coming in) and the calls came in one after another from Preferred Care at Home
"I can't make it to work, My car is buried under 24" of snow"
"I can't make it to work, I wrecked my car sliding on ice"
"I can't get to the client, the road hasn't been cleared out to her house."
"I can't make it to work, school is canceled and I have no one to watch my kids"
This left poor elderly people with no one to cook for them, keep them from falling and breaking bones, no one to shovel their walks.
I spent all day on the phone trying to find replacements, calming angry family members.

But, Finally on Friday afternoon the sun came out! The snow is melting and the roads are clear. And, best of all, Dad is paying for the bathroom to be remodeled. One of the Elders who was just released and an 18 year old in the ward demolished the old and took pieces to the dump. New free-standing vanities, new oil-rubbed bronze and new travertine. Dad, Rick Roedel and I worked on the tile all day yesterday. Here's the px.
The snow is melting....melting.....melting, just like our splatted witch on the post

The Elders are like little boys sometimes. Here is what they did to my pumpkin. It's throwing up pumpkin guts.


Aqualung said...

You have one incredible difficult challenging people intensive job. The snow only makes it more fun....when the day is over.

Lady Baillio said...

I had a hard time with Colorado Snow. Especially in Evergreen in April! The worst!

Celeste said...

that business sure keeps you crazy!! I can't wait to see the bathroom!!

Mikidees said...

I thought the pumpkin was reminicent of dad after he paid for the remodel:) I'm excited for the new bathroom and for your new improved quickbooks system.

b-ryce said...

I'm glad Utah doesn't do crazy snow like colorado (knock on wood). I'm excited to see the bathroom when you finish!