Saturday, February 5, 2011

Blizzard of 2011

You'd think being homebound I'd be able to blog, but unfortunately I've been keeping the house running smoothly and entertaining the boys. 
The wash machine keeps freezing up. Its in the garage where's its 20 degrees, so I have to get the space heater out and unthaw the hoses before I can wash. ugh!
The boys can only coexist for so long without someone melting down and/or fighting, hence Buddy getting his front tooth knocked out while he was wrestling with LG. 
And Babe, well he loved having the boys home.
The Man doesn't care so much for being cooped up.

So what did we do while we were in the house for four days?
This shot was taken before the snow ended.  For reference that azalea bush is over 3 feet tall. It would snow for 12 hours straight with wind gush over 30 mph.  It was crazy. I'm so thankful we never lost our electricity.

Before the storm hit, Buddy and I put painters tape on the fence out back at 6", 12" and 18".  That's the 18" tape visible in the pic, which was taken through the window because we couldn't get the back door open.

Buddy fixing to measure the snow.  It would total 22" in that drift.  The official total for our area was 14".  Wow!

We had beans and corn bread to warm us up.  Not as good as Aunt Jean's but close.

Buddy got on a cribbage run and played M.E. and the Man several games.  And several games he won.  It amazes M.E. at how good he is. We'd also play battleship and scrabble.  I love board games.

We rented a couple of movies through our cable at $4.99 a pop. OUCH! don't want to get that bill.  But it was nice to snuggle in together and watch movies we hadn't seen before. 
There was also lots of wii playing, iphone playing and playing. I think our little family is addicted to "screened" devices.

The Man had to shovel the driveway in order for us to get out and about and go to work.  He would borrow a shovel from our neighbor and it took a long time.

I have to admit I was nervous he could have a heart attack.  It was so cold and hard work.  I made him a big cup of hot tea when he came in.  He got it done.

On Friday we got 2 additional inches and there's more in the forecast. Oh my!

1 comment:

  1. I love reading your posts and seeing your pics! Love you guys, see you soon!!! oh and I can't wait to see tulips either!!!! Esther