Tuesday, February 9, 2010

We have SO MUCH snow I can't get to my computer...Honest!

At least that's my excuse right now. Really it's my excuse for everything right now... Skipping Tae Kwon Do, canceling guitar lessons, not leaving the house, avoiding laundry, mac and cheese for dinner... you name it - if I don't want to do it... it's too snowy! We are going on Day 5 of not leaving the house. We got 25-30 inches this weekend, tonight we're suppose to get 10-15 inches more. This place is paralyzed! It really hasn't been too bad. We are at the stage in our lives where the kids are pretty self-sufficient. They sleep until 1200, they can get their own food and snacks, they put their own snow gear on and can entertain themselves with very little interaction from the parental units. So it puts a whole new spin on snow days. Today is going to be traumatic for them because I am actually going to make them wake up early (1130am) and make them walk with me to Blockbuster. We have movies to return and trade in and I think they actually need to get up and get out, plus the dogs need exercise so I need someone to hold them outside while I get the movies, and since if I only wake one up then the screams of "unfairness and favoritism" will ring through the house. The grumbling that will ensue about having to get up "early" and having to put the Xbox controller down will become legendary, but I'm going to be firm!....And bribe them with the promise of $5 for candy if they go!
Snow bunnies extratrodiniare. We had Melanie with us for 3 days until we could get her home.
Trying to clear the cars off, in case we were able to get out. John actually can get his car out. Unfortunately my van is too long to make the turn between our middle median and the snow banks that are piled up on either side. I was smart enough to back in before the first snow, so technically I could probably get out, but I would not be able to get back into the driveway and if I did get back into the driveway, then I'd be facing the wrong way and I wouldn't be able to get out until Spring! Backing the van out is a logistical nightmare. So, it's like I have to decide which trip out is "THE TRIP". So far, we've just walked to the grocery store if we needed something (Beer, Syrup and Chips - those were our necessities, not sure what that says about us)

Trying to keep the birds fed. It's an ongoing battle. I worry about the birds.... Otherwise, we are sitting pretty. We haven't lost any power, I guess our "stuff" is underground. We've lost some tree limbs and poor John's hockey rink collapsed under the weight of the snow. So the hockey season is a total loss. He is so disappointed, especially because he just "saved us so much money" by buying his uniform matching socks on Ebay. We all have our hardships to bear.
Other than that, we are surviving fine - just wondering what all the snow days will mean for summer vacation.

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