monday night it sleeted (is that a word?!) for hours and we woke up to an inch or so of ice...e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e. our driveway and alley is still a solid sheet of ice. this is a shot out the front door that i took after "skating" to the mailbox.
wednesday we woke up to the same thing (just in a new pair of pj's). lance-no work. ice everywhere. freezing cold. they did start rolling black outs so that mixed it up a bit. we kept most of the lights off and played some more (yup, in our pj's).
the best part about wednesday was that since all the news could talk about was people losing power and their houses getting cold, lance decided that maybe it was time to get our fireplace working. yes, we have lived in our house 5 years and have NEVER had a fire. so i was super excited that we could turn the knob and get the gas logs going (oh wait...you thought we hadn't had a fire because it was the traditional kind where you had to chop firewood...nope...we've got the easy kind-gas logs...you just turn it on and then turn it off...easy peasy!) and to top it off, we only lost power for 30 seconds all day long! but hey-the threat of no heat got me a fire in the fireplace! the only disappointment was that we didn't have marshmallows to roast. next time!
oh and the pipe that runs to the water dispenser on our refrigerator froze...so that's lance sticking his head up into the attic to see what he can figure out. we've turned off the water and are hoping it'll just defrost when it warms up and start working again.
thursday was...you guessed it...the same. new pair of pj's and hanging around the house. i literally rolled out of the bed and thought, "here we go again." talk about stir crazy. lance ended up going into work around lunchtime and stopped at the store and got dinner on his way home. we were down to the bare bones in terms of food (used my last 2 eggs to make cookies...and being stuck at homes leads to those cookies disappearing rather quickly). and i just needed something from the "outside" world! i decided i could entertain myself by taking pictures...i practiced taking pictures in manual mode. i'm actually kind of excited-i'm getting better and a little more confident not shooting on auto.
tanner likes to "run" to me anytime i pull the camera out...makes it a little more challenging, but hey, i've always liked a challenge! (yes, i'm trying, trying, trying to stay positive and look on the bright side)