The Friday before Christmas, we had a terrible ice storm. The electricity went out at 6:30am, not to return until Saturday at 11:30am. We had snow on the ground, and what seemed like 2" of ice on top. Ryan of course went outside, the cows still need to be milked! Unfortunately, we only have one generator, and yes, the cows get that one. He worked hard all day, fixing down wires, moving limbs, thanks to *Ben*, a local electric company and some generous neighbors, we had generator power at 7:30pm.
During the day, we still had to function without ~ We have a wood stove, so the house was warm, and our cell phones were all charged up. I feel better when I can communicate! Jack was still on the bili blanket, and his counts were still really high, we needed electricity! Luckily, T.'s power was still on! Woo Hoo! So, Jack and I spent the day at her house while Nana made the big kids clean their rooms. How's that for a trade off? The last day of school before Christmas break is cancelled, no fun Christmas parties with your friends, no cartoons, and your grandmother makes you clean all day... but she let them cook their lunch over the fire in the basement. All was well.
~real time update~ it is 11:30 Tuesday, and I have not had a shower since sunday morning. yes, i stink. Jack likes to be held.