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February 2019



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More snow...over two feet!

And to think that Al wanted to get rid of all our snow equipment! But the movers were too quick for us and packed it all before we could decide. That was a blessing! And a good thing all our camping equipment and experience came with us too, because were were without power from Friday night till Sunday night.
Since we are rural, that meant no heat, no water (electric power pump from our well), sump pumps in the basement, and all the other lovely things that comes with electricity. Two of the wonderful things that came with this house was a propane heater and stove top. Luckily we found a can of matches that came with us too. Al had a small emergency battery that let us light the small heater's pilot light and we had heat in the dining area of the kitchen. Candles were used to light the stove. We melted snow in pots for water, boiled it and stored it in our camping jugs. I had a loads of food in the freezer and when the frig wasn't producing anymore we put it in pails outside on the screened in porch. In the teens out there. All food got heated in one large frying pan that had a teflon finish and made it easy to clean. Made wonderful grilled cheese sandwiches.
We listened to our local radio station on our battery packed radio and tried not to think about how much snow was falling. It amounted to over two feet and luckily our neighbor plowed one side of the driveway up to our garage. We had a large limb dome down just feet from our Saturn and it's so heavy and embedded in the snow that we will have to cut it up if we are going to move it.
But on top of everything else, we are expected to have more snow tomorrow and Thursday! The roads are really bad since the story goes that we only get something like this every ten or twenty years. The farmers cleared a lot of the small side roads and helped where they could to get the crews out where the power was out. They worked hard and kept us informed via a the radio.
So another exciting adventure for us and I feel like we did very well.

It was cold in the studio so I put on my coat and started to paint another snow scene. This one had a little more wishful thinking in it since I put some sun in it. Just the opposite of what was going on out there.


Wow! And more snow to come! Glad the power is back on! Hang in there!