DAY 25 @sharrislaughter #ADayInMyLife #RRBC @RRBC_Org 30-Day #Blogging Challenge 2023

Thursday, JANUARY 26, 2023 @ 12:46 PM ET

DAY 25


We knew it was coming. As far as a week in advance. Sometimes its accurate and sometimes it misses the mark. The snow came just as predicted … in slow steady light mist. Then by noon the flakes turned big and thick, and the snow started piling up. It finished up close to 8:00 PM as predicted. My snow removal service came out around 6:00 PM and he had a pile of snow to remove. Salt was added afterwards. He did a good job, and his rates are reasonable.

Tony was trapped over at his mother’s house simply because he didn’t know what to do yet. So, I hired out my service and as it turns out, it was not needed after all. Joyce’s community handles snow for seniors and they were out there taking care of the property. He picked up a bug and was dehydrated but is feeling better now. He brought no boots nor a warm coat. He could kick himself for not following his first inclination. He’s looking up whatever he can find in his mother’s personal files. He has located some important documents. Joyce may have to be discharged to a long-term care facility if there is such a thing. She is not moving and is back on dialysis. She would bounce back and then regress. I started to be concerned because she has been in the hospital since last Wednesday. We will pray on it.

I talked to my sister Connie who called early this morning, trying to do everything from afar. I told her to stop, take a deep breath. We got this!

I’m going to relax for the rest of the day. See ya!

Shirley Slaughter

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About Shirley Harris-Slaughter

I love old buildings and history. That's why I ended up writing about the history that surrounded me all of my life - "Our Lady of Victory, the Saga of an African-American Catholic Community." Plus our church had closed and the school is torn down, so I felt it was imperative that we preserve the history or it would be lost forever.
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8 Responses to DAY 25 @sharrislaughter #ADayInMyLife #RRBC @RRBC_Org 30-Day #Blogging Challenge 2023

  1. New York City and its suburbs are waiting for their first snow, and I’m afraid it might be a doozy to make up for being late. Take care of yourself when you travel back and forth to the hospital. I hope your sister takes a turn for the better.

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  2. Patty Perrin says:

    Hi, Shirley. I’m praying, too, that your sister recovers quickly. It’s hard when there’s progress that seems to go backwards. Maybe the Lord is waiting for the snows to end before releasing her. And I hope Tony gets some warm clothes! Keep the faith, Shirley!


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  3. Hi Shirley, every time I think back to visiting Michigan, all I can remember is snow…lots of snow, and a wonderful donut shop that my grandfather loved to stop at. Sorry to hear about Tony, but I’m sure he’ll get it sorted out.

    Best wishes,
    Donna M. Atwood
    D M Atwood


  4. patgarcia says:

    Hi, Shirley,
    First, let me say that I am glad it was you having snow and not me. I love where I live but I don’t like snow. I like it that you’re looking out for your nephew. That’s what aunties do. We look out for our nieces and nephews.
    Take care.
    Shalom aleichem

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  5. I’m happy you have that service that takes care of the snow for you, Shirley! Stay warm and rested!

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂


  6. You must be exhausted, Shirley. I can only imagine the stress that you’re dealing with. You are in my prayers.


  7. How could anyone visit Michigan at this time of year without boots or a warm coat? When I was there during Christmas, it was horribly cold–the equivalent of thirty degrees below zero! We had warm coats and boots and I thought I was going to freeze, just taking the dog out! My goodness…And I hope that snow doesn’t come our way. We have enough already. Yes, Shirley, you’ve got things under control but Tony? Not so much!


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