Five on Friday10:07:00 PM
As of Thursday morning I honestly didn't think this Friday post would happen...
Since Wednesday morning, our house of 5 has been powerless due to an ice storm that came through all day on Wednesday. The crazy thing is that the roads were never treacherous, nor was the ground even covered. But the trees. Oh the trees. They just couldn't handle the weight of the ice and just like the snow storm (here), this ice shut this whole beach town down.
Especially our house.
As of Thursday around lunch we decided that we could not possibly endure another night without power, so we checked ourselves into the hotel just one mile down the road. Plus by this point, severe boredom had taken havoc and these two parents decided to celebrate Valentine's day a little early. The craziest thing, is that by Thursday afternoon it seemed that we were the only ones still without power. Even though I am sure that this wasn't true, it still seemed that our street was the only one lacking.
Maybe they just missed the street of the quiet, little ranches. Hmmm.
So as I sit on my wi-fi, sipping my coffee and watching the baby snooze in the warmth of the hotel room, I am truly grateful to write you this post. And I have a true perspective of what my Great and Grandparents did. Don't wanna go back to that... but man they were some tough mamma jammas.
So after that rant, here are my Five...
The ONE before the ONE:
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We had a Valentine's party with all of my girl's besties and it was that night that God really brought some perspective to this whole Homeschooling Journey that I have been on this last year.
You can read about that (here).
We lost power, played board games and ate pizza (take out). This was when being in the blackout was still fun and all of the heat had not yet seeped out of our 1970 windows.
Oh, and Wade Nagy got beat in the game of Trouble by his wife and his 5 year old,
by which at that point he had decided to let his 4 year old beat him also.
This was dinner. This HAD to make my top five because I was just so impressed.
Gotta do whatcha gotta do to survive... and my man needs his meat.
I hope one day that this very window can be turned into this...
That way when the chicken and the bacon are done... just hand that plate right over to me through the window. Sounds perfect. Plus summer... oh yes. Good idea.
(chime the Angels singing and in the words of Wade Nagy... Glor-aaaaaaaaaaay!!!)
This was an early Valentine's present. A night in a very nice, WARM hotel.
They just weren't made for the cold.
Praying that tomorrow will bring sunshine and power to our house.
And finally one that doesn't have to do with my family. Even though they are the reason that I write.
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