November 1, 2011

Suddenly Snow

We heard there was some unexpected snow coming.....so we excitedly waited for some flurries. What we didn't expect was losing power on Saturday afternoon. That sort of took the fun out of the unexpected snow day. We layered up, made tea and popcorn on our gas stove, and went to bed at 6:30pm.

The next morning the power was still off.....and we soon learned that the power outage spread far and wide. I tried to stay in "pioneer woman" mode. I went through our food and cooked anything and everything on our stove top. Greg, on the other hand, went the "quickie mart guy" route. He searched for the only store open to find cold, watered down coffee....and beef jerky.

Thankfully, I located the boys snow pants and gear the day before (and thankfully, we had flashlights to find them this day). They made the best of the situation by playing and sledding.

The power came back on late Sunday while we were cooking a frozen food feast {had to empty the freezer} on our stove top. We were so thankful for heat and light. Our neighbor came over and joined us in our random feast to celebrate the return of our power {that I daily take for granted}. And now I am still catching up on laundry and life........

4 comments:

Jana Guild said...

It's still hot here in AZ, and you have snow? Crazy! I'd love to have some of that :( It looks like you guys had lots of fun (minus the power outage).

Darcie said...

Nothing like a blitz of winter in October, huh! Glad you made the most of it....I am sure the coffee and beef jerky went together spendidly. ;-)

Ruth said...

We had gone down into the 70s, but we're back up to 86.... no winter 'round these parts.

Looks like you guys had a lovely snow day in spite of the power outage. :)

Casey // this modern love. said...

Wow! You guys got totally pelted with that storm. We got a dusting. Looks like it will be an insane winter!

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