Sweet indulgences... or a necessity of life?!?
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
This last winter storm really packed a punch..... 80+ trees and limbs down on our road alone Needless to say, power went out.... and we were without for 4 days... which felt like weeks.
Thankfully, we have a generator to supply power to the well pump and extension cords to the house for the kitchen basics.... like coffee pot, microwave, air fryer, electric skillet, etc., .... and a few lights.
With plenty firewood, we kept a big kettle of water on the woodstove for hot water while the fire kept us cozy.... and my hoyas and the rest of my house plants from going into shock.
After the power was restored, the simple indulgence of stepping into a hot shower was like an absolute indulgence...... FPC’s (face, pits and crotch) spit baths, even with warm water, may work in a pinch, but give me plenty of hot soapy water any day!
We still have lots of snow on the property, and Spring promises to be a busy time with all the clean up. Soon enough.
Our internet was out until late yesterday. Keeping in touch using my cellphones Limited data and reception out here in the woods leaves much to be desired.
I’m so thankful for our safety during the storm ..... despite the minor inconveniences.
On the “fun” side of the storm..... This was Charlie Browns (9 month old Yorkie) first exposure to snow... at first he didn’t much care for it.... now, this is the same dog that doesn’t like to get wet from the rain! But after he figured out how easy it was to dig through.... he came back drenched and muddy every time he went outside. Boys will be boys.
Buster Brown (3 year old Yorkie) was of course a trouper, this being his third winter. Bad Leroy Brown (14 years old) doesn’t take the stairs or cold weather like he used to do, much preferring to nap by the woodstove. Who can blame him? Ha!
How’s your Winter been treating you so far?