Sunday, December 27, 2009

It was definitely a WHITE Christmas

Yep, we had more snow for Christmas... actually for about 3 or 4 days... totaling maybe 20 inches or so. Most everyone's plans had to be cancelled or at least rearranged somehow, as travel was impossible for the most part. Jess 'n Alex had come early and made it just fine. Courtney got delivered by Grandpa on Christmas Eve day while Suzi worked from home, then Nate and Suzi made it over later and we did our regular celebrating. Suzi and Courtney spent a couple days with us while the guys took care of the dairy and other chores.

Our power was out for several hours beginning about 2:00 Thursday afternoon. But we have a generator here, so we had power for cooking and gift-opening, etc. Then we all got snuggled into our beds around 11:00 before Grandpa shut down the generator. But wonderful news... the power came back on right after he shut it down! (We stayed in bed, though. :-) )

Oh, yes... and our internet service was down for a couple of days. Alex and I lost all our crops on FarmVille because we couldn't harvest them. ;-)

Where do I start on showing you the 100+ photos I took? :-) I won't bore you with them all, but I do need to do a little sorting and figuring out how I'm going to display the best of them, so be patient please, and do keep checking back. I'll be adding some each day, hopefully.

Below is the view from the end of our driveway Saturday morning. Yep, very WHITE. And though the snowplow had gone past by then, our road as you can see was compacted and slippery.

(Click to enlarge.)

It's gonna be a loooong winter here, I'm afraid. I'll try not to complain too much. ;-) It does, however, make for some very pretty photos.


JHRME said...

Um, brrr. What happens to the temperature when the generator goes off...that thought makes me nervous. Maybe you should come visit Fres-yes.

Grandma G said...

VISIT Fres-yes?! I'm almost ready to MOVE there! ;-)

If you don't have some kind of backup heat when the power goes out, yeah... it's gonna get mighty chilly in your house. We do have a wood stove in the basement for "just in case", but we haven't used it for many years. On Christmas Eve when we went to bed, we just made sure we had plenty of blankets. And if the power hadn't come back on, Grandpa would've gotten up very early (well, he did, anyway) and started the generator again for doing chores and warming us up.

It does get "interesting" if the power goes out for several days. Been there, done that, too.

On another note, we also have no water when the power goes out, because we have our own well and the pump requires electricity to run it. Just thought you'd want to know that. ;-)