Sunday, November 17, 2013

No Heat, No Water, No Phone

We had our first big snow storm of the season this week.  It was a very wet and heavy snow so the trees and power lines had little hope of withstanding the wrath.  We were out of power for about 36 hours, water for a bit more than that.  We are still without a phone, though my husband's work cell is making sure that we aren't totally disconnected from the world.

We had food and some stored water so we were fine, but it did get awfully cold.  Our daughter had a birthday so instead of celebrating here (no cake was being baked in my oven!), we packed up the car and headed to the neighboring town where the grandparents and cousins live.  By the time we got home, we had a very cold house.  Remember, our trailer has four inch, barely insulated walls so there is no such thing as heat retention here!  Everyone put on their warmest pajamas and added a hat and long socks.  We doubled up kids in beds and, stripping the other beds, doubled up the blankets.  Dad and Baby Boy and I were happily cuddled in our bed, even though we could see our breath and our noses were cold.  Everyone slept warm and it was a great adventure . . .

for a short amount of time.

If it had gone on for long, I'm sure we wouldn't have enjoyed an indoor temperature of 40° with no hot shower or hot cocoa to help us warm up.  But, as it was, it was an exciting way to turn 8!

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