Hey everybody! Did you miss me? I sure missed you. This is pretty much how I have looked for the past three days. Two sweaters and my big old bathrobe. Two pairs of socks. Angora hat. And today I pretty much wore gloves in the house all day long. It was COLD!!! A big snowstorm hit us Sunday night, and I have been without power (and water ) since then. It has been an adventure?!? I actually got my Christmas tree dragged in from the shed and put up on Sunday afternoon, so this is what I saw when I got up Monday morning:
Then I looked out the front door, and saw this:
Okay, enough pictures for now. I have lots more, but as you can imagine, I have so much to say after being deprived for 3 whole days! I learned how to make coffee on my wood stove. I even made oatmeal one day! Fortunately I had quite a bit of pre-made food around that was easy to warm up on the wood stove. Pretty much my food intake has been the same as it would have been with power. I did get a little ‘snackie’ in the afternoon. But since I went to bed earlier than usual (how much reading can you do by candlelight?) the evening snacking was eliminated. I still can’t get my car out–the road is really slick in places because it was REALLY COLD. Did I mention that already?
I actually did get in some good exercise. One 2 mile walk, and one 3 mile walk. And I did a bunch of weight-type exercises one day. I still feel like a slug, and like I have gained a bit. We’ll see.
Unfortunately, I still don’t have water tonight. I hope the pipes are just frozen, and not broken…I am REALLY looking forward to a nice long shower.
I have lots more to say and tell you about, but am going to end. I am really tired, and have a bit of work to do before I can hit the bed!