Sigh, I've been waiting to exhale for a month as its been super cold for weeks. It's been colder than 20 F below for weeks. However, today it was 25 degrees above zero! I got to play in the yard with my girls on the swing set. Claire's wild laughter rang off the house while Jessie found the first star of the night and made a wish. It was a hoot! Being outdoors is such sweet relief.
Although this picture is a couple of years old, they were both still in these swings tonight.
warm wind, that brought the warm weather also knocked out our power
for 2.5 hours. I was grateful for the wood-stove and the camping LED
lantern we have in the house. The girls were taking a bath and getting
warm after playing outside when the lights went off. Claire's shriek
from the tub nearly deafened me. I sprang from my sewing machine and
raced into her room to grab the lantern. I got it to the bathroom
without mishap. Then I stumbled about in the dark, kicking a toy
squirrel into Wishy (our Beagle) and scaring him while trying to light
candles. I managed
to pilfer through our wood-stove bucket--past the poker, the two pairs
of gloves, and the -- Ow!-- stiff metal bristle brush--to grab the
wandered around with the lighter on trying not to catch my hair on
fire or trip over the dog while the flame flickered in the breeze. By
the time I got half-dozen candles lit around the house, I was chuckling
thinking about a rock concert I went to with Sean in The Gorge Amphitheater (near Seattle) where everyone was waving their lighters.
Soon Sean got home and we grilled pork chops and made spinach salad while wearing headlamps for light. The girls were really excited and were running around wildly. What a great day!
What delightful stories do you have of when the power went out? I love a good story!