Friday, January 30, 2009

Back in business!

Okay, not totally. The power is still off at the office, so it's another snow day.

So you know how as soon as you shell out for a $600 generator (plus accessories and fuel) and snuggle up in the basement for the long haul, the power comes back on? Yup. So we spent about $200 an hour for those 4 hours of not-quite-freezing-our-tails-off. 

But hey, who's in for some awesome tailgaters next season? I predict Guitar Hero becomes a new tradition.

And in case you're disappointed that you won't get to hear more tales of how we were roughing it after The Great Ice Storm of 2009, know that we still have a "boil water" advisory for the next 3-5 days. Don't want y'all to think we have it too easy. 

I'll leave you with one of my favorite movie quotes:

"There is no charge for awesomeness...or attractiveness."
--Po, in Kung Fu Panda

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Baby, it's cold outside!

And inside. 

We had the winter storm from hell this week--freezing rain for more than 24 hours, then 2-3 inches of snow on top of that. Most of our county and several of the surrounding counties are out of power. We lost power on Tuesday afternoon. The first night wasn't too bad. Yesterday we went to Jacob and Kelly's. Tonight I'm on call, so we're back. 
Still no power, and still about 24 degrees outside. Thus about 40 degrees inside. 
How am I blogging? you might ask. We bought a generator at Home Depot in Lexington, and we're snuggled up in the basement. We've got the essentials: an electric heater, blankets, TV and internet! 
Not sure when the power will be back--last night it was said they hoped to get it 80% restored in 3 days. So in two more days, if we're lucky. 
Here's to a long weekend...
Sorry, no pictures--the battery needs charging. Maybe that will make the list eventually!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

A snowy Tuesday afternoon

Everyone's wearing their mama-made hats!

Gipper had to disrupt the snow angel-making.

Henry had so much fun, we literally had to drag him inside kicking and screaming. Some of us don't like cold, wet feet after a while, you know!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Henry is 2!

Time flies when you're having fun, I guess.

The Birthday Hat fits much better this year than last.
Henry also likes it a lot more now.

Chocolate SpongeBob cake courtesy of Daddy, approved.

Wooden rocking horse from Grandma and Grandpop, also approved.

If you're wondering what Dennis and I gave him, well, it's a potty chair. He definitely likes to sit on it, but nothing more exciting than that yet. We'll keep you posted, ew.