It's been a lovely week. There were two days of teaching and three days of snowy delight away from school. My brother has been here for several days also, so that has made it all the more wonderful.
We did lose power for 20 of those hours but I have a feeling that it could have been much more miserable than it was. Since we had a gas stove, we could always cook. Since we had a gas water heater, we always had hot water. (Unfortunately though, I didn't know that until about an hour before the power came back on.) Sleep was horrible the night we lost power. There were all manner of odd green and white flashes of light in the sky. When I stepped outside to check them out, I could hear the constant popping of transmitters and the crashing of tree limbs. We slept in the living room out of fear that a tree would fall through the bedroom ceiling.
Everyone kept saying that we had the "bad kind of snow." It was heavy with moisture and hard to shovel. The only kind of "bad snow" I can imagine is one that we don't get a day off from school.
At one point during the outage, I decided to try out a new toy I bought with Christmas gift certificates; a small electric snowblower. I plugged it in and went out to give it a try. After unsuccessfully trying to turn it on, I was disgusted that the thing didn't work and I would have to return it. As I unplugged it, I realized my error in thinking and had to giggle. (.........electric snowblower.... no electricity...........snicker.)
I've spent a good deal of time down in Snippyville and hope to spend a good deal of the next three days down here as well. My valentines have been selling well on Etsy lately. They're so satisfying to cut, so I am happy to have a reason so snip more.
Oddly enough, we have a "work from home teacher workday" on Monday and then a regular teacher workday on Tuesday. This is feeling like another winter break and I love it!