Storm of Opportunities

Well, folks, it’s been an interesting week of weather here in south central Kansas. We’ve had a bit of freezing rain with lightning and thunder, some sleet with lightning and thunder, freezing fog without lightning or thunder, freezing drizzle, and some non-freezing rain. And, to sort of right out the work week in right good fashion, we have a chance of thunderstorms this evening.

Whatever complaints we’ve had, car to ditch drills, spills on icy sidewalks and what have you, “boring” hasn’t been among them. (I should note here, however, that I haven’t had to deal with adolescent children who’ve had at least two days of cancelled school and no snow for outdoor recreation.)

In point of fact, we’ve had some downright interesting moments and events aside from the afore-mentioned mishaps. Just looking at the weather radar map has been a bit intriguing. On at least one day, we saw the illustrated intersection of high pressure and low pressure extending in a uniform path of green and red stretching all the way from Mexico to Newfoundland. That’s not only interesting; it’s downright impressive.

Of course, some folks have been more impressed than others. For the folks living in the flood plains in the Ohio River Valley and such like, the weather has become quite a bit more than a topic for conversation. As if winter itself isn’t enough to deal with! There’s never a good time for having a creek or river make itself at home in your home. But I’d say winter has got to be about the worst time for it.

So far, in a very selfish and precise way, I’d have to say that this week’s weather for this particular Arnett household has been a mix of annoyance, inconvenience and welcome break from the routine work week. It was nice to have a day off and laze around a bit. For other folks, though, between the incidents and accidents, it’s been a rough week.

While we’re all being careful out there, let’s remember to be full of care for one another.

H. Arnett

About Doc Arnett

Native of southwestern Kentucky currently living in Ark City, Kansas, with my wife of twenty-nine years, Randa. We have, between us, eight children and twenty-eight grandkids. We enjoy singing, worship, remodeling and travel.
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