by Ami Weaver
So here I am, tucked under a wool blanket and thick socks and a heavy sweatshirt. It’s January in Michigan and we are getting blasted with Mother Nature’s finest!
Two weeks ago, we had the huge ice storm that left us without power for four days (one of them being Christmas!). That required a complete rethinking of how we were going to spend the holiday. We decamped to my parents’ house (though my husband stayed behind to watch the sump pump) and hoped for a quick return of power. By Christmas Eve it was time to give up that hope and instead transfer Christmas to my parents’. With four kids, hauling everything up there was a no go. But Santa made it and the kids still say it was the best Christmas ever! Here are a couple of pictures.
That brings me to tonight. Two weeks post ice storm, when there are still branches on the ground, we are getting slammed with snow. We’ve gotten more than a foot, easily, since last night and it’s still coming down. The snow is a lot easier to deal with than the ice. My kids are thrilled. Everyone else’s yard looks pristine and lovely and mine is completely churned up. (This is actually an improvement from when they used to shovel the yard–into the driveway.)
Here are a couple pics my husband just took for me.
What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods?