Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

No Power, Very Little Snow

This day began like any other this week. 
Raining, adding almost 2 inches to our already soaked ground. 
Unseasonably warm. 

The birds swarmed the feeder, seemingly knowing the weather was about to turn.  By noon the temperature began to fall quickly.  Early afternoon brought chilly winds gusting over 22 mph.  Then the rain started falling, sideways and upways and I could hear the sleet hitting the ground.  Then the power went out, it was 4:41pm (I probably shouldn't have mentioned that as a possibility in my post yesterday).

It was getting dark, so I tried to capture the snow beginning to fall...yes, we had snow.

We lit our candles, got a couple flashlights, ate cheese and fruit for dinner by candlelight.  I passed time going outside to see what was happening, and read using a small battery powered clip on reading light.  We didn't have to worry about being warm though...our wood burning stove worked perfectly (could very well be the best investment we ever made)!

Not too long ago (about 4 hours after it went off), the power came back on. 

This day ended unlike anything I expected. 
I think this supposed-to-be-blizzard passed us right by, because we have very little snow on the ground (now that I can see because the outside lights are now working)
Snow is not falling right now.
Wind is not blowing right now.

Talk about a big build up for lots of snow excitement to get a tease of flakes...but there still is time, the night isn't over yet!  We'll see what the morning brings...

Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,


Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I wish your title had been lots of snow and lots of electricity!

Nothing like a beautiful white soft snow to sooth the soul!

Have a great weekend, we are off to Oklahoma to see that new grandson!

Dad/Pepere said...

Based on the weather maps I saw on TV, I really thought you were getting snow. It will snow again sometime! Hugs!

Lise said...

Safe travels Patti!

I know dad, we thought so too. So did the weathermen/women! I know, eventually, it will snow. Even if we have to wait until next year. Hugs back!