Well it's break time and here I sit all alone overlooking the Bay of Valdez, or at least as much of it as I can see.
It started snowing last night just before I got off shift at 6 pm. I got up this morning to find 8 inches of fresh snow on my truck, which is not bad for this area. Cleaned off the truck and headed for the Pipeline Terminal across the bay.
As I sit here I wonder what Bro. Ron (our Pastor at Rodgers Baptist Church) is preaching on this morning, and missing the opportunity to be there with my family as well as my Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I am struck again by the beauty of my Lord's Creation! The snow continues to fall in large flakes the size of quarters, with an intensity to obscure the loading berth outside my office window, which is only 250 yards away.
Everywhere I look it is white, the parking lot, the roofs, and even the vehicles left in the parking lot. The snow plows have been busy this morning, and it looks like they will stay busy at least for the rest of this day.
The tranquility of the scene defies description, even here among the multi-million dollar man made equipment is a quiet moment to thank the Lord for all that He has given me -- Gail, James, Kevin, Debra, Carrie, Mom and Dad, Bro. Ron and Sister Brenda, Todd and Debbie, Rodgers, Bro. Jerry, -- Well, I could go on and on, but you know what I mean.
Well, now I guess I should get back to the work at hand. Of course the Lord and I will continue our discussion throughout the day. Remember me in your prayers, I need all I can get . . . . -----Jimmy Dearmore, D. U. P. Project Shift Lead, Valdez
from the Alyeska Terminal at Valdez, Alaska).