We spent yesterday morning doing some last minute clean up in the yard. We made sure we knew the locations of shovels and blooms. It started with freezing rain around 1:30 PM and switched to snow a few hours later. At seven the electricity went out for about an hour, came back on for twenty minutes, went out, came back on after two hours, stayed on for half an hour and then went out and stayed out. By this morning the power company was promising power would be on by 8:30 AM......this was at 10:00! The entire southern part of the state was out, which is not big in square miles, but it has many rural areas and difficult to access roads.....plus stuff that hasn't been totally put back in order since Sandy!
Again I was reminded that waking at 5:00AM, in the dark totally sucks! I just was not up for going out and hooking up the power inverter to the car battery. Six inches of snow to be cleared...not fun! Since Sandy I have been keeping five gallon jugs of water in my studio, so we had plenty of drinking water and the gas burner. I had tea but Proge couldn't grind any coffee beans. He's thinking of some sort of emergency hand grinder. We didn't bother to get electricity from the car as we were hopeful that it would be quickly restored.
We're fine now. The photo below is of Winter in the snow last night. I took it with our big flashlight and the flash on my camera. I'm amazed that I can get photos as night. It's never too late to learn something new.........I guess!
I've gotten behind with my Twelve Days entries. I'll play catch up tomorrow. I just don't have the energy to do it now.
Stay warm, play in the snow!
As always, thanks for stopping by..........*s*