Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Well after all that stuff about people going to the store the white stuff came down. Every place BUT here got it first but now we have about 6-8 inches and it is still snowing. My sister has 16 inches. And our oldest girl is stuck at her boyfriends house with her car buried in his dad's driveway. We have plenty of stuff in the freezer and pantry so I don't have to go out but it's tempting to take the Jeep for a little fun. Here are some pictures from yesterday.
We have had another 3-4 inches since. Like always this will only last a few days then it is suppose to turn to rain tomorrow. Not what I would call an emergency unless you aren't prepared a little. Power went out temporarily but we have a big 10,000 Kw Generac generator. As usual the man had to have the coolest one on the market at the time we bought it so this one "exercises" itself automatically every Saturday afternoon at 4pm to keep the start up battery charged. A power outage isn't as fun as it was when I was a kid. Most of the time we don't even notice the power lapse because the generator starts up automatically 30 seconds after the power goes out, warms up for 15 seconds and then powers up almost everything in the house. Including the washer and dryer. (Dryer is propane but has electric start up and digital stuff on it.) Most of the time we don't notice the power lapse until we see the oven display that says "power loss" and I have to reset the clock.  Apparently Generac now has a new generator that keeps the start up battery charged with a solar panel. I imagine when or if we ever move from here he is going to want that at the next place.
Geese on the back porch looking for breakfast. 
"snow goose"

The cords in the bird pasture that keeps flying predators out sagging under the weight of the snow.

No potato towers today!
Just for the cuteness factor our youngest daughter gave her hedge hog a bath during the snow storm. What better way to spend a cold afternoon than in the tub!
After a nice warm bath.

1 comment:

Izzy said...

Sista, looks really pretty in the photos. And that's as close as I want to be to that "white stuff"! Stay warm and dry