I had a cake order to deliver after dropping g-son off then headed home to get Tuesday's laundry and housework started.
I made out a new house cleaning schedule and will try it out for a couple weeks,hopefully it will be easier when the temperature warms up and I can get back to my early morning walks that I'm really missing lately.
#2 son came over after lunch and dug up the rest of the Murray Cypress trees along the road.
While he ate and relaxed as he said he was very tired this afternoon I sewed up another couple bonnets.
This winter storm took the shape of a hurricane and at times it felt like we were in the middle of a snow hurricane.
When the snow started visibility was near zero with the strong winds whipping the heavy snow.
Nothing anywhere in any of the buildings escaped the blowing snow.
We lost our electric power for 5 days and cooked on the wood stove along with a couple camp stoves we had,totally forgot about the gas grill buried in the snow on the deck !
Those buckets in the back ground of this picture were kept full of melting snow to flush commodes.
I never dreamed it took so much snow to make a little bit of water !!
All the animals were appreciative of a place to walk that wasn't 2 feet of snow.
I had never been through anything even close to this in my life before or since and hope this was a "once in a lifetime" event. I know for a long time after almost a week without power the kids and hubbie and I were appreciative of the convenience of running water !!
We were lucky to have gotten our power back that soon and it was only because my mother was on the same line and was elderly and lived alone and couldn't get out that the power folks worked on our lines off the road that had many trees on it.
It definitely was an event that anyone who lived through will never forget. The 20 years since haven't done anything to dim the memories of those snowed in days.
God looked after us at that time as we took care of the animals and the kids and I am very thankful for His undying love then and now.
Good Night and God Bless.