< Insert every swear word that would get me banned from the list....use your imagination>
Snow is a dirty 4 letter word. And we got hammered. Up to the middle of the van's hub caps. Power went out at 4:30 AM.......and G screamed his banshee scream to let me know. The little kids DO NOT like the dark. Then the smoke detector in my room detected my oil lamp. Out came a ladder and down went the detector.
Anyway.....power just came back on at 2 ( so not SO bad) but it just messes with my schedule. If I wanted SNOWWWWWW, I would have chosen to live in the frigid North.
Upside.......we have water ( city and stored)...check, toilets flush, kerosene heater and oil lamps and flashlights......check...new camp stove in my dressing room to make coffee......worked like a charm.....gas grill....fine for lunch....dinner would have been easy also. I had a full tank of gas so turned the van on to thaw it and as a last resort, let the kids watch movies in there. Van has a TV and VCR player
We did not have to go to the propane fireplace logs ( level 2 ) or wood fire in the playroom ( level 3). Water is great. Food a non issue other than maybe thawing<smile>. Now......let it thaw tomorrow ( as planned) and then dry out.