Sunday, February 7, 2010

Snowpocalypse!

Holy moly everything is covered in snow! The last time I measured we had gotten 19" of snow. We lost power late on Friday night and were without until Saturday night. Yesterday I woke up and made a fire and we spent most of the day around it. We also shoveled off the deck because the snow is so heavy, a process which took us almost 2 hours. Without electricity, and since we had a clean deck, My Heart's Desire grilled us some lunch (bratwursts, veggie burger & veggies) that was really good. Without electricity, we read, bundled up (socks! long johns! flannels! sweats!) and watched the snow. I also made "gravy" (meaty marinara sauce) from scratch, since we have gas burners and it takes hours to simmer (also made the house smell so good!). The power went back on Saturday night around 8pm, and the cable/phone/Internet was down until almost midnight. We watched a DVD of My Name is Earl with the cats, munched on popcorn made on the stove, and felt very cozy at home.

Update: I went outside for lots of shoveling and measured again - a little more than 22"!

3 comments:

Krista said...

sounds like a lovely way to spend the day, amina. i kind of wish we'd get snowed in and lose power, just so i would have an excuse to cuddle up and read by the fire instead of doing laundry, etc. :)

Amina said...

This is the third time this winter we've been snowed in! And I've also found myself doing chores when the stir crazies kick in (I now have the cleanest shower curtain in town). But being without power is nice -- because we have a gas range and water heater! Reading, scrabble, and canoodling make for a perfect power outage.

Tomzo said...

This does not happen in California...