Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snowtaculer, Snowtacular!

Snowtacular! Snowtacular!
No words in the vernacular
can describe the cold event!

You'll be numb with wonderment!

Yes, we've survived the great blizzard and 7 or 8 power outages that kept interrupting our shows like V and Being Human! 

We eventually realized that Being Human was cursed, so we stopped trying to watch it and started to play Abalone (the game, not the mollusk) by candlelight.  I BEAT ROBERT! 

The minute we got the game set up and he finished explaining the rules, the power came back on.  We did our part to keep the power on by not turning on the TV or the lights.  I BEAT ROBERT! 

It was very fun sitting there playing a fun game with the candles burning.  Sweat rolling down his brow as I moved the final piece into place.  I BEAT ROBERT! 

To be fair, he was a bit distracted with the storm and the power situation at the time.  At least, that's what he kept saying after I BEAT ROBERT! 

It's just a good thing I'm not very competitive!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Weather Outside Is Frightful...

But time off, is so delightful! 

Yes, the blizzard has arrived, and with it our company gave everyone a day and half off.  THANK YOU!  It is just getting started and should intensify well into the evening.   Fortunately, I went to the grocery store and stocked up right after work, so now I just need to stay home and shovel the walk way occasionally. 

Here are a couple of latest pictures on our street.

With any luck, we'll stay with power and I might just get some time on the torch tomorrow.  I've got a new pendant idea I want to try out and see what comes out. 

I'm so glad we got the big tree in our back yard trimmed up and we don't have the huge hanging limbs that were over top of the house and our back fence like we had last year at this time.

If we don't stay with power, then we'll just have to hunker down with the dogs and keep ourselves warm.  Maybe I'll knit a bit and finish my scarf--just in time, too!

 I'll keep you posted on how it all goes, if I'm able to sometime tomorrow.

Do you have any blizzard stories?  How are  you coping?

Stay warm and safe folks!