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Christmas Day 2012 What a Christmas.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

This year's Christmas day will be one that will definitely be remembered. Here in East Texas we rarely get snow. In my 60 years I have never seen snow on Christmas day. It was raining and then turned to snow and began snowing with a vengeance. It was lovely and very exciting.

My youngest daughter was leaving my house and slipped on the icy step and fell. Larry had to get her up and help her to the truck. She and family has 2 hour trip back home. Today she went for treatment and found the ankle to be broken and will have to go to see an orthopedic surgeon next week.

Larry and I had the roasted veggies in the oven and he had the indoor grill warming up about to put the little T-bone on and then the asparagus. While standing in the kitchen there was blue sparks and frying sounds from the outside transformer and the power went out. We just left the veggies in the oven to finish. Of course my Larry ever prepared has a small flashlight on his belt. He got the emergency crank flashlights and the candles out. The house began cooling off very quickly. We fixed our plated of the lovely roasted veggies and ate by candle light a wonderful dinner. We then covered up with lap blankets and read our Kindles until the batteries ran low. We toddled off to bed with extra covers. My Moe kitty thought it was his duty to keep me warm and slept curled up against me.

Luckily Amanda and her family had there dinner completed and were about to plate when the power went off. So they lite candles and had their wonderful dinner by candle light. They also had to talk and play games together. LOL

This afternoon the power came back on, the house warmed up and we have cable and TV. We also have charged phones and Kindles. Since the snow isn't gone yet, not taking any chances. I am not going to complain when there are many of the "Sandy" victims that are still without power or heat. We were only without for 16 hours.

What a Christmas memory. The year when the snow ate the lights.

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    Oh my gosh a Christmas you will remember forever. Gee that could be used for a tv show. I hope you took pictures of the once in a lifetime snow. have a happy & healthy New Y emoticon ear
    3093 days ago
    What a special Christmas memory! I hope your daughter's ankle heals quickly.
    3097 days ago
    Wow! This will be a Christmas to remember! I'm glad dear Larry is such a boy scout, and I hope Erin is ok. Merry Christmas, my friend! emoticon
    3097 days ago
    Oh Jan....a white Christmas was a lovely gift but the broken ankle....NOT!!!! Sounds like memories were made! My favorite part of your Christmas is he Blue Christmas you do that makes Christmas for so many that would normally have NONE. Merry Christmas dear friend.
    3097 days ago
  • DAS92687
    Lots of snow in unexpected places this year. My family from Arkansas and Oklahoma were telling us about it this year - instead of the other way around ;-)

    Hope DD's ankle heals up quick!! And have an uneventful New Year's emoticon
    3097 days ago
  • BEEJAY49
    Uhuh! I posted a picture of snow for you then you get your own. Not my fault you asked for it. LOL! I'm glad everything turned out well though except for Erin's ankle. I hope she feels better soon. Give her a hug from me when you see her. Love you bunches! HUGS!
    3097 days ago
    Our power went out after a late lunch/early dinner but came back on by 11pm, DW and I played cards by candle light.
    3097 days ago
    So sorry about daughters ankle!!

    Did you like the pretty snow? They are telling us 18-20"for tomorrow! I love it!

    3098 days ago
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