Saturday, January 31, 2009



This is the tree out behind our pool area - it is now laying on flat on the ground...




This is the picture out of our bedroom window - hanging off the roof! My favorite!


Praise the Lord we were only out of electricity for about 26 hours - my parents are still without it. It's really an eye opener when you stop & realize just how much our life revolves around flipping on a light switch, pressing the remote control button! We were in bed almost as soon as it got dark - our house is all electric and it got cold quickly. Several times I heard the girls saying "This is just like Little House on the Prairie" We went to Dollar General & stocked up on canned foods [V. Weenies, Potted Meat, Canned Ham etc] bought a b.b.q grilled and cooked supper on the porch in weather in the teens... It was crazy and fun... I think my favorite part was being out of school - I love my job of 19 years but to just be home - not having to worry about going somewhere, no routines and schedules was a much needed relief - & like I told the kids in 6 months from now we'll be hanging out in our back yard -- I CAN'T WAIT...



3 comments:

Kyla said...

Must be nice to not have to work... sheesh :)

We were lucky too {with the electricity} but just in case, we stocked up on milk, cereal, and gushers!
You know this girl doesn't miss a meal...muchahah

The Hickman's said...

So glad you all made it through ok!!

Terri W. said...

I enjoyed my days off too. Funny how restful they were with no imenities! We went to bed early too. But mostly out of boredom. You can't do much when you can barely see your hand in front of your face!