At 6:30 this morning I was awoken to tears as my youngest blubbered that he couldn't see anything. Of course I was half asleep and thought something terribly wrong must have happened but in the end he was just upset that the power was out and he couldn't play with his toys because it was still to dark LOL.
As I made my way to the family room and peered out the window I was greeted by giant mounds of snow. During the night just under a foot of the white stuff had fallen covering everything.
Last night we new a storm was coming our way so I had filled pots and buckets with water so that we could cook and have fresh drinking water and taped the handles of the toilet up so that no one could flush them first thing in the morning *grin*. I know that sounds really funny but when the power goes out our well pump doesn't work and it never fails but one or sometimes all three of the kids flush by mistake and it puts air in our water tank which causes our pump to work twice as hard when it starts up again. So this time I was prepared! LOL
Not quite the flowers that I had envisioned planting in our colored gum boots this spring... oh yeah, it's not spring yet! There goes any hopes I had of digging in the garden just yet *grin*.
Poor Hubby. He was not thrilled that he had to shovel his way to his truck and dig it out so that he could take a quick jaunt to the gas station to pick up the paper and grab a coffee :) He is a serious caffeine junky and thought that it would be easier to run down to the corner to get his fix but by the time he finally got the truck running and left he could have had the water boiled and coffee perked on the woodstove LOL.
This afternoon we thought we'd take a drive and check out what sort of damage the wind storm had done. On the news just now they said that at the peak of the storm more than 52,000 homes were without any power so we weren't the only ones in the dark today :)
Down on Hubby's tug boat as we rocked and rolled quite crazily we listened to the marine weather for updates on the wind and watched the waves crashing against the breakwater. The kids had a great time spinning the big wheel and hanging on tight at the same time as they tried to acquire some sea legs *grin*.
It was a lovely quiet day full of board games and make believe play, tickle fights and read alouds :) The lights have finally come back and we're back to some of our regular routine. Stir fry is sauteing on the stove top, the news is on in the background so that we can see how the rest of the island faired and soon it will be time for goodnight kisses and bedtime songs :)
It's been a good day :)