Thursday, January 29, 2009

If You Think It's Cold Now...

Okay. I'll admit I love snow days for the very fact that I don't have to leave the house or take the kids anywhere. Sometimes (like yesterday), Daniel even gets to stay home from work when it snows too much to drive the half hour it normally takes to get there.

But, this fondness for snow days comes from someone who is safely tucked inside my home, with the heater happily spitting out 68 degree heat all day long. The thing is, I just read this article about people a mere two hours south of us who were hit much harder by this snow and ice storm. They lost their electricity - and it might not be back on until mid-February. Two weeks or more with no heat? In 20 degree weather? That's when I would be raiding my savings account and heading to Florida, personally.

We "survived" the great wind storm of 2008 here in Ohio, after which we had no electricity at our house for a week. But, that was in September, and the weather was unusually perfect during that week. But what are the odds that we will have nice weather in February?

I don't know if you're like me, but I'm now mentally compiling a list of ways my family could eat, wash clothes, keep warm, and simply live for two weeks in February without electricity. If you are like me, then here are some more snow pictures from our house yesterday to help you imagine...


Anonymous said...

The possibility of losing power during these cold winter months is very scary and I often wonder what I will do if it happens to us. Still haven't come up with anything. :(

It sure looks like the kids enjoyed the snow and I never thought to use a laundry basket. We have a hill in one of the parks here that was built for sledding...we've never gone so now I'm thinking of showing up with a laundry basket and finally having some fun. I just have the hardest time with this cold. I don't know how you do it there in Ohio.

Anonymous said... much fun!!

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