Saturday, December 26, 2009

Interesting Christmas

Mike and I haven't left our house since Wednesday the 23rd. Today is Saturday the 26th and I don't think we will leave before Monday because we are stuck in a blizzard. However I shouldn't complain, at least we have power now. Our power has be on and off during the last three days, but yesterday it went of at 2:30 p.m. and didn't come back on until 8:30 this morning. It was 46 degrees in our house this morning and we could see our breath. So what does your house look like when you have been stranded for three days, sometimes without power?

You have blankets covering doorways to the coldest rooms in the house and dog toys everywhere.

Doors to the outside covered with blankets.

Gallons of water saved up in case the power goes out again and the bath tub is full too. When you don't have a water tower (like towns do) water doesn't go very far.

Piles of gifts that can't be delivered to the intended recipients.

Cookies the we can't give away. At least there is food to eat.

Lots of clothes and cuddling.

Outside it is COLD. The temperature is in the teens and the wind is over 40 mph. We haven't had much snow, a couple of inches, but the wind has blown that snow into huge drifts, some as high was 14 feet, on our yard.

Branches are falling of the trees and you can only see half of our shed because the snow is so high.

This is where you should be able to see the road that we need to leave on. Unfortunately it is very drifted over and even if it was opened, the wind would blow it back shut very quickly.

It looks like Mike and I will have some more bonding time over the next few days. If the power stays on, maybe I can catch up on some blogs, order our Christmas cards and watch a good Christmas movie. However if the power goes off again, I always have the last book in the Twilight series to finish. Wish us luck.


  1. All three of us laughed out loud. (Sorry)
    1. glad to see you put that warm denim comforter to good use
    2. wondering which of those gifts belongs to me
    3. glad you learned something from your mom (water) but still looks funny all those containers lined up on the counter
    4. it doesn't look like Mike has socks on . . .
    stay warm - hope to see you guys before 2010!

  2. None of those gifts are for you. Those were the Bergen gifts that we were suppose to distribute on Christmas Eve. Yours are still under the tree.

  3. Also, we tried to take the door off of the closet in the laundry room first and move it to the laundry room doorway. Once we figured out that we didn't have the right tools in the house to move the door we resorted to the denim blanket. It would have been nice on the bed, but our down comforter kept us more than warm. I thought all night about how I need to send Grandma K another thank you card for that comforter.

  4. an another thing . . .
    that really wasn't the kind of cuddling that we were envisioning :P