We had our first snow day yesterday. Both schools were closed by Wednesday evening, so we got to plan ahead and sleep in. Normally, I'm not fond of a snow day but this one pleased me. I was ready for a day with no activities.
I'd say that we got about 14 inches of snow in total, but it was hard to tell since the winds had blown the snow into drifts in some places and almost-bare earth in others.
I spent my day relaxing on the couch. Josie looked up recipes for her new favorite obsession - making slime.
Gordy worked from home, setting up his computer in what I am now referring to as his Winter White House:
I visited him a few times, once to watch a furniture delivery truck attempt to climb our steep hill, fail half-way up and then begin to slide back down, coming to a rest just feet away from crashing into our neighbor's house. Again.
Did I ever tell you all about how a box truck (employed by a person who was buying snow tires from us), had a major catastrophe with it's parking break, barreled down our steep hill and crashed into our neighbor's house this fall?
It wasn't pretty and it almost happened again.
Gordy is back at his office today and Henry and Josie are at school, but Georgia's school had another snow day. The sun is out and the snow is melting a little bit, although not enough to make a difference. It's freezing outside, so that doesn't help.
We are a little worried as we discovered that our gutter heaters and heated roof panels aren't working and more snow is predicted for next week. We think that the heaters may have been fried when our house got hit by lightening last year. We are now searching for an electrician who is familiar with this system so we can get it repaired quickly.