Wednesday, January 21, 2009

One More Snow Picture

We arrived home last night after spending a few days up north with my parents, sister, and her family.

Above is my DH and youngest daughter as they slid to a stop on a sled. The snow was plentiful and enjoyable, but I'm glad to be home where they just THINK it's cold!

When I was at a store today, the manager commented that he hadn't seen me for a while. I told him I'd been out of town and just got home last night. He said, "you missed all our snow." "All our snow" was a two-flake thick layer in areas that were still in the shade. Up north, "all our snow" is 2 feet thick and doesn't go anywhere!! It was snowing off and on the whole time we were there. I think it's so peaceful to watch. It makes coming in from the cold to a warm kitchen and inviting cooking aromas that much more "homey". It's only 35 degrees here now, but there is no snow.

My DH, two youngest boys, and I stayed in a former barn. The upstairs had been converted into 2 large finished rooms and a bathroom. The door leading up to the stairs hadn't been sealed well. So we all stayed in the room farthest from there. We put a blanket under the door to keep the room we were going to sleep in warmer. It was so cold that night that the water pipes all toilet, no shower, no sink water in the morning...

We found out later that it had gotten down to -21 that night. Silly me--it only felt like -19. Seriously, though, it was so nice to have a space of our own. Four of my children stayed with my parents and 2 stayed with my sister.

This was possibly the best visit we ever had up there. Yes, it was freezing. Yes, it snowed. Yes, there were 23 of us (at least) in the house at one time. But it was great...good visit, great family.

I love being really useful. My sister had pieced and machine quilted a table runner for herself. She wasn't satisfied because where it wasn't quilted at all it was poofy. So I was able to hand quilt those areas!! I loved doing that. She unquilted my Christmas quilt that I'm un- and requilting. I got a lot of it finished on the drive up there and back. The end is in sight.


1 comment:

momtofatdogs said...

Yes, it really wasn't snow. Not even here in TN. But it was STILL cold. I think it was TOO cold to that possible?