It started sleeting around 8:30 last night and was on again / off again for hours. Then came the snow, all three inches of it. Oh, I know, the horror! MamaPea, Susan and my other Northern Tundra blogging buddies are probably rolling their eyes and playing the world's tiniest violin for me.
The normal pre-storm preparations were made earlier yesterday afternoon; vacuuming, dishes, laundry, showers, extra hay & bedding for the animals, etc. Basically anything that would require the use of water or electricity needed to be done before the sleet pounded us. We haven't been hit recently with any extended periods of power outages, but the ice storm in 2009 is still fresh in our minds. Thirteen days without power = No Fun.
I'm assuming we'll be stuck in this
But it seems that we're in the clear for now as the electricity, and internet (yay for cat videos!), is still on. If you don't hear from me for a few days, it's because A) the power did go off, B) I'm busy continuing to fight Evil or C) The goats have orchestrated an elaborate kidnapping, have me tied up in the basement and they are sitting around the wood stove and chewing on my curtains.
Hopefully you've prepared for the storm(s) and are snug in your home and all the critters are faring well. We're stuck with it for a while, so may as well grab a hot cocoa and schooch a little closer to the fire.