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.