Sunday we called evening services off because severe icy weather was moving in and we did not want any of our people risking a wreck to get to church. After the 11:00 service we went to lunch at the Hong KongKing Buffet with Tyler, Adam, Beth and Ron. After lunch we took the boys and went to Wal-Mart to get a few supplies we thought we might need....you know....the just in cases. We took the boys back to Tyler's truck at the church and then rode down CR 91 so I could get a picture for my Sunday shot. There is a house down that road that has a mill wheel, planes, and a weather mill made from tin or sheet metal in the yard and they fascinate me. We ran by the house and I picked up a birthday present for Lyndi...she will be 17 tomorrow and her Bella was showing off her pretty sweater.
MONDAYMonday night was the BCS Championship Game and since we did not lose power and were pretty much iced in I read while Frank watched the big game on television. A couple of my former students played for Auburn and it was exciting to see Michael Goggans name walk across the screen. I was pulling for them to win because they were players....and because this win made Alabama the first state to have back to back BCS National Champions AND Hiesmann Trophy winners. How cool is that. Michaels dad is one of our assistant principals and he and several other friends were in Glendale at the game. I am not a football fan per say. I don't "go for" anyone as my students say. I am a Wildcat(BRHS...not Kentucky) fan and that is about it. I have degrees from both Auburn and Alabama...and just don't like all the rivalry stuff that goes on.
Tuesday morning as most of you know...I attempted to go to work....but the roads between Roanoke and Alex City were closed in sections and I could not make it. I did not get out of the house again after that....except of course to take these interesting ice pictures. I think it is really pretty when ice freezes on the shape of a branch...or leaf. The two bushes are in the front of my house....which by the way was frozen solid. The last picture is what would be grass...but was more like a frozen lake in my front yard and very treacherous.
Wednesday the schools were still closed in Randolph County and we decided to cancel church because it was so cold. I think the high that day was like 23. Since we did not have church Frank and I decided to go and have dinner at one of our eating establishments in town....T.J. Rockers. The restaurant is quaint and has a lot of music memorabilia all over the walls. It isn't a Hard Rock...but it is interesting. Frank seemed to enjoy himself that night. He had their hot wings and that always puts a smile on his face.
Thursday night is bowling night and I just did not have time to get a picture during the day. When we got home Thursday night I decided to use something from the house so I took a picture of a cross Frank gave me several years ago. It is made from the timbers of the Alex City First United Methodist Church when it was remodeled. The wood is actually from the original church. I love it.
Every day when I drive to and from Alex City I pass this church on Hwy 22. It is Daviston Baptist Church and I love the way that it is nestled in the trees and off the main road. At night it is lit up....I will have to try and get it one Thursday night after bowling so you can see how pretty it is. It reminds me of the old gospel song, "Church in the Wildwood."
Frank got real creative with our church sign this week. I thought I would leave you all for this week with a smile. I thought it was cute and we have already had a couple of calls from people who got a chuckle from it. Have a blessed Sunday. Please pray for the Bartlett family....their mom, Mrs. Laura passed away this morning.