I don't think I'll ever wish for enough snow again to get me out of a day of work! I am well in to my second day off and by the looks of things, I'll be here again tomorrow.
We ended up with about 1/2" of ice on top of our 5" of snow last night. We woke up to rain this morning that then turned to snow around lunch time and we got about another 1/2" of snow. Tonight though, with the clear skies and snow pack, the temperature is dropping to the teens and everything is freezing hard!!
This storm that has caused so much damage has now cleared out, but they are telling us we could get another inch of snow tomorrow night in to Friday morning! YUCK! We are blessed that we have free heating gas at our home (perk of having the well on your property) so we can heat and cook and we are doubly blessed that our power is still on! And we have a great neighbor who cleaned all the driveways on our road with his four-wheeler!
My sister and her family however lost power around 6am this morning. They are part of the estimated 20,000 in our county that are without power. Fortunately for them they have a very well built and insulated home and in 12 hours their house only dropped about 8 degrees inside! But, as the temps drop tonight and with the electric company saying it could be Saturday before their power is restored, they are making arrangements to leave the house. They are bringing my youngest nephew (10 yrs) down here to stay with me and my other two nephews (19 & 15) are staying with my other sister and her husband. My sister and husband thought they would try to stick it out in the house tonight and if necessary, go to their business and camp out in there. Their main concern was getting the kids out, getting a hot meal since they can't cook and help occupy their time since they've played all the board games they can today!!
So that's been our crazy life for the past couple of days and it looks like another day at home for us on Thursday. I can honestly say I haven't been as creative today as I was yesterday, but that's ok. My nephew will most likely want to create something when he gets here so that will be fun! I've posted a couple of pics from our yard and you can see a couple of pieces I've created on my etsy store site at http://shadesjewelry.etsy.com.
My lesson for the day...becareful what you wish for...you just might get more than you wanted! :-)
Until next time--Blessings! ~ Dawn