Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Snow Day, After Day

This blog is over a week late, but still worth posting. Last week we had a blizzard that went on for days. On Friday, March 5, we woke up to a foot of snow that fell overnight. School was delayed 2 hours to give the snowplows time to clear the roads and the buses time to chain up. Then it was cancelled. Snow fell and winds howled for 2 days and 3 nights. Sunday we woke up to sunshine and blue skies. But it was only the eye of the storm. Sunday night the wind began to howl again and the snow kept falling. Tuesday school was cancelled again! We have not had a snow day for over 10 years! Then two in one week. The kids were overjoyed, until they learned they had to make it up in May. It was surreal. We did not leave home for days. We just kept eating what was in the house. By the third day, the fridge was looking rather bare. We could have lived on macaroni and cheese and spaghetti for another week, but luckily, we didn't have to resort to canned and dried foods.

When Matt and I first got married, he was appalled by my inability to keep the pantry stocked with canned foods. He said, "You obviously have never been in a blizzard." I said, "No, I grew up in California where we could get fresh fruits and vegetables all year round." Lucky for Matt, I am a Costco addict. And you can't get one of anything from Costco. We compromised on a limited supply of Costco canned products. Luckily, we didn't have to dip into the pantry, since our Costco supplies were low anyway. I was afraid that once again, Matt would prove me wrong. I hate it when he's right.
After the storm.

The basketball hoop behind our 5 foot snow berms.

Matt shoveled a tunnel to the our hockey rink we named "The Boat Pad".

Our hot tub under snow.

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