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I am a crazy woman, funny and carefree but type A and anal all at the same time. I have two daughters and a Father who's a King...what more do I need?! My goal on this planet is to help His bride: literally (I plan weddings for a living!) and spiritually (I occasionally offer words of wisdom to loved ones...) Bless us all on this journey!

Jesus and His Girl

Jesus and His Girl

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Roughin' It?!

Northern Indiana had a horrific ice storm last night that left EVERYONE without power. I actually woke up when it happened on our street because a branch hit a box somewhere and it sounded like an explosion. Sooooo...I ended up with a 6 year old and a 9 year old in my bed, which was good because with no heat my house was a balmy 55 degrees when we woke up this morning at 7:30. Then.......to further the adventure I put my sweatshirts on the kids (good for a giggle) and closed my bedroom door with us and a bunch of candles inside. We read books, ate apples and peanut butter, lots of snuggle time on my bed. The joy of this lasted about 32 minutes when it really hit the girls that we couldn't watch tv, listen to cds, play on the computer, or use the microwave. Adventure losing its appeal! Finally I turned the oven on and opened the oven door to warm the kitchen so we could at least leave the confines of my bedroom, and I made hot chocolate on the stove with the milk that otherwise would've been spoiling in the warm refrigerator. Nice.
Alas the power came back on this morning after NIPSCO (according to their customer service recording) worked on literally 24 towns who'd lost electricity. I would've SUCKED at being a pioneer:)

6 comments:

Elizabeth F. said...

WOW...55 degrees. This is a good time to teach the girls about the good ole days though. I assume you didn't go to church or work if you had ice on the roads? Hope you thaw out soon and get warm.

Elizabeth F. said...

Does Cassie know about your blog? She should be on here too! LOL!

Cassie R. said...

Hello Jen and friends,

Okay, I'm trying to figure out bloggin. Thanks for thinking of me, Elizabeth! I won't be here daily (not ALL of us have 2 kids in school!) but this is definitely a cool thing to be a part of. Okay, the ice storm: All I have to say is NW Indiana is truly a cursed area. You could write the next Steinbeck novel after living there just one year. Here in Indy we got some rain and yes, a bit of ice, but no expolsions in the middle of the night. I'm sorry you're dealing with weather on top of batroom insanity. I've had two bathrooms remodeled in the past and they collectively took at least 5 years off my life in stress. Hang in there.

Elizabeth F. said...

I have 2 kids at home and 1 in school and STILL find time to blog. It is the one thing that I make time for. Since, I'm almost confined to the house these days with the crazy 18 mo. old, I need to keep my sanity by connecting with some mamas. LOL!

Jenny W said...

my 2 best buddies live far away from me...and yet we have cyberspace! yay! obviously since i'm blogging we have power back, and the kids were in school today and i was at work today. we did slack off and skip church yesterday though; just not the same if you can't shower before you go!

Elizabeth F. said...

I know it's so wonderful that all 3 of us can share the same space somewhere. Jenny talks so much about Cassie that I feel like I know her and that we are friends too.:-)