By: Pat Austin
SHREVEPORT – I’m not usually one for omens and so I’m hopeful that the fact that my furnace went out today, on New Year’s Day, is not a sign of things to come. We knew it was getting tired and about to go out but we hoped to get through the season with it.
And now, in the beginning of what is predicted to be below-freezing temperatures all week, and frigid wind chill temperatures, I sit with no heat.
We made a dash to WalMart and bought some electric heaters and have a call into the furnace guy, but I don’t expect I will hear from him today.
I hope it’s not a sign of how my year will go. Surely not. Right? Life is what you make it. I shall be positive.
In the middle of this drama I have not properly prepared a good post for you today so I do want to at least point you to a couple of noteworthy posts this afternoon:
First, at The Other McCain, be sure to read the terrible report of a SWATting incident that happened in Kansas. Absolutely tragic.
Gateway Pundit has a post on the Iranian protests you should read. Remember Neda?
Be sure to read Professor Jacobson’s post at Legal Insurrection about Ahed Tamimi; it is a bizarre story of an anti-Israli Palenstinian teenager manipulated by her parents to do violent acts.
And finally, Adrienne has a run-down of Trump’s accomplishments which might come in handy.
As for me, I’m going to pile on some clothing layers, make a hot toddy, find some blankets, and crank up those electric heaters until my furnace guy shows up.
Stay warm, my friends, and Happy New Year.
Pat Austin blogs at And so it Goes in Shreveport.