I was thoroughly shocked as I stumbled out half awake to feed the chickens, knowing they had frozen water and no food. It was about 12:30 pm or something like that. It was the second night of staying up all night to keep the pipes from freezing.
I have often said I am terrified of Crock Pots. Maybe I should clarify. I am terrified by the thought of a small appliance running all night long. I am afraid of the house wiring failing. I watched my house burn when I was four because of failed wiring. Reading other people's crock pot adventures actually made me think about getting one in the future. However, this was going to have to be a
The box was so large that I could not get outside. I had to come back in and put the hot water for the hens and the food down on the table and go back and shove it out of the way. I am telling you the guy put this leaning against the door. I barely got this in the house because of the weight and sheer bulk. But, who would not try her best and succeed to find out what treasure awaited?
16" x 21" x 11" box
Okay, I overestimate a bit...lol.
Plus, this Internet angel included:
365 Year-Round Recipes
I tried to put a picture of the recipe book, but
copy and paste places the recipe book
squarely onto the crock pot picture.
In the midst of all the chaos of frozen pipes, finding more glass on the far flung corners of the kitchen, and having water cover much of the floor on three days, this was a very, very good distraction.
This will help put some heat in the kitchen!
No, the angel wants to remain anonymous!
Does an unexpected gift put a little zing in your heart and a lightness in your step? What surprise, large like this one, or small gift or kindness have you experienced lately. Maybe it is a long ago memory that still resonates with you.