Tuesday, July 28, 2009

How Did I Survive California?


It's 108 degrees here in the Willamette Valley as I type this at nearly 5 pm.Previous records are dropping like too ripe fruit in an unkempt orchard.It's been a year of extremes of weather here and that seldom happens.Generally speaking we're not prepared for these types of extremes in this gentle clime.It makes me ponder the first 30 or so years of my life spent growing up in Sacramento,CA.And it makes me wonder how I ever survived the heat there?And then I recall a childhod spent under shade trees and swamp coolers.And I recall a young adulthood spent working in air conditioned offices and coming home to apartments with central heat and air and shaded swimming pools.And I know that's how I survived.Would I want to go back to that life again?No way.I have learned too much about God,life and myself since following His clarion call to Oregon in 1991.And one of the many things I have learned is how to survive the heat waves that come into my life unbidden in this normally temperate place I now call home.Hope all of you are staying cool where you are.
Blessings~Sharon

4 comments:

Denise said...

We are in a cool spell with rain and that is unheard of in Oklahoma in July.... Usually we are in the upper 100 and dry dry..... I will send you some rain! In fact, we have a large cloud headed this way and I might need to shut down the puter!

Wishing you rain and cool wind......

Linda said...

It's over 100 here too. I'm thankful I have A/C. I can't take the heat. My gd's are staying with me until it cools a bit. I was raised in over 100 summers, but I was young and could handle it then. It has been a crazy winter and summer. I wonder what the coming winter will be like. Linda

Sharon said...

Thank you Denise!We are finally a bit cooler here today!Not a lot but enough to notice it!Thank you Jesus!!~Sharon

Sharon said...

Crazy indeed Linda!Wild weather for sure.It has finally cooled off some today and we are so thankful.Were actually able to get out and run errands today!Praise God!~Sharon