Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The Birthday Girl
After about 5 days of snow and ice on the streets the sun finally came out today and I was able to get to my son's home for my granddaughter's 3rd birthday. She is just such a sweetie. I told her the sun must have come out just for her birthday. This is probably the longest stretch of time ... 5 days ... without me being able to see her since she was 6 months old and I sure was ready to spend some time with her and her baby brother. Normally when it snows here it is melted off in a day or two but this time we didn't get above freezing until today. Night temperatures have been consistently around 16 degrees for a week. I dread getting my electric bill but I am so very thankful that I have electricity. My home is all electric so I would have been pretty cold had the electricity gone out. Because of high winds and ice on the lines about 6,000 families here lost power over this weekend during the sleet and snow. Have you ever lost power for your heater during a cold spell, and if so, how did you keep warm?