Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sledding, Snow, football, power?

Good morning, it is Saturday.

I did not even realize until late that I did not post a blog yesterday. Well, yesterday there was no school and there is even more snow on the ground than a few days ago. The kids were all a bit bummed out to miss school on Friday. Friday was supposed to be party day for all their classrooms, instead it was day two of winter vacation. The big kid played a lot of football in the snow. Preston gets bored with neighborhood football, but the snow added a bit of excitement and they played a lot of football. I taped about 5 minutes of one of their games with my video camera...maybe I will post it later. I brought Hansen and Kole up to the school for more sledding. There were tons of kids once again, not quite as crazy as before, but the hill was faster than ever. Kole ended up getting wiped out by a slider and has a big swollen lip, ouch. I also got about 5 minutes of good sledding footage on my video camera, I may post some of that as well. Lillie decided she just did not need to go up to the school to freeze her booty off, so she stayed home with Maren and baked cookies and rested on the couch...good decision!

Today is a spooky day according to the forecasters. It is just cold (17 degrees) and calm right now, but starting this afternoon along the foothills of the cascades (that usually creeps just to our house) there is suppose to be sustained 40 to 60 mile per hour winds with gusts reaching Hurricane speeds. Also the temperature will not rise above the mid 20s. And on top of that, we could get another 6+ inches of snow tonight. They are figuring on wide spread power outages and lots of fallen trees! How is that for a doom and gloom forecast? I hope they are not quite right and things are just a bit calmer than they think.

Maren, Lillie and Carol are supposed to see a performance of The Nutcracker in Renton today. The performance is from 1:30 to about 3:30 and should be great. With the roads and the upcoming weather, we may or may not go. Who wants to be stuck on the roads during true blizzard conditions? We will see.

Enjoy the day, hopefully will have power the next few days and I will see you tomorrow.

1 comment:

Grandma and Grandpa Slane said...

Be careful and stay safe! We hope the mailman can make it to your house - we sent you a package earlier in the week.