Day Twenty-eight; Footnotes Thoughts on The Safety of Barriers

I didn’t go. Anywhere.


I’m relatively sure that mom was wanting to get out of the house, but I just could not see going out into what could very possibly be a madhouse since they are again calling for snow. Whether we will actually get snow or not is yet to be seen. It is snowing in the mountains and has been for a while now. I’m actually hoping they get greedy and keep it all. But just in case, and because of how cold they are saying its going to be, I did add a nice heavy comforter to the bed today.

Earlier in the day it was actually comfortable outside. Which sounds funny coming from me, someone who really doesn’t care for cold.


I did manage to get the garden carts loaded with firewood and moved to the front porch. The first I didn’t have any problems, when I went to bring the second cart through the gate into the yard both Bella and Molly slipped out and tore around the house. They wanted to chase cats but thankfully none of the cats were out in the yard. I finally got them not only back in  the yard but inside the house. They have acted guilty ever since, knowing they did wrong. After I got the wood onto the porch I thought I’d go do some walking. I hadn’t done it in a while and figured why not. I ended up with just under five thousand steps which is half my daily goal but still more than I’ve done in a while.


I had supper almost ready when my son came in from work. Kind of messed up his plans as he had intended on going out. I told him to go ahead, what I had prepared could be tomorrow’s but he stayed home anyway. The mom in me is sort of glad in case the weather does decide to start freezing. With the way the temperature is dropping, I wouldn’t be surprised it isn’t already happening.


I’ve heard the cats both under the house and trying to get into the attic area over this room. The dogs have heard as well. They are trying to figure out where the cats are, not understanding that even if they do, they can’t get to them. They are protected by the barrier between them.

When I think about it, I see God as our protector, the barrier between us and evil. Today my dogs slipped out of the fenced yard and ran around the house to try to go after the cats. I’m guessing they were safely under the house because the dogs couldn’t find them. We are continuously tempted to do things that are sinful. Whether it is through words or deed. When w are faced with the temptations, if we run to God, hide within His loving arms, we are safe, protected from those sinful actions.

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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10 Responses to Day Twenty-eight; Footnotes Thoughts on The Safety of Barriers

  1. John says:

    Stay safe and warm with the incoming front. I hope that the cats will not get inside your home via the attic or elsewhere, they could be trapped and worse.

    • Thankfully the snow missed us this time. I know the north east are in for it though. I don’t know how cold it got last night, and I know it isn’t supposed to get much warmer than it is currently (32) but we have wood, we’re warm and I’m thankful. I have stopped parking in my carport for now to discourage the cats. My son found how they are getting in, a spot we missed. Hopefully we will be able to close that off quickly.

      • John says:

        That’s good, Gotta close that off! I was mentioning in a text this morning with an old friend in Michigan how cold this winter has been. It was -13 in my hometown last night. I do not miss the cold! I’m glad you haven’t seen that deep cold.

      • That level of cold would have me hiding in front of the wood stove wrapped in multiple blankets.

  2. Higher Times says:

    Do you pay for firewood by the “cord”? 4’x4’x8′?

    • I haven’t had to buy any for the past couple of years. There are folks at the church I attend that have given us wood. That taking care of widows command. Before that my son had purchased wood from a company that cut down trees and sold the wood but I have no idea how it was sold.

      • Higher Times says:

        That is very nice of them. I was curious if a “cord of wood” is a term local to me. I could have used the google machine but I thought it might be more interesting to ask you and it was. Thank you.

      • It is used here as well. If memory serves me correctly, I heard my son using back a couple years ago when he purchased a load of wood.

      • Higher Times says:

        I wondered because I grew up saying it without thinking it was odd. I did look it up. It’s a standard measurement accepted in U.S. and Canada, Named because they tied it with a length of rope or a “cord”.

      • I remember always hearing it even before we began burning wood for heat..

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