What freezings I have felt, what dark days seen,
What old December’s bareness everywhere!
Shakespeare’s Sonnet 97
Early Sunday morning is when the ice storm really got roaring.
I got my butt outdoors straight out of bed.
Scooter and Freddie were happy to see me. I rushed and got them fed in a hurry.
While I was scurrying from the house to the barns and back, dressed in Carhartt coveralls and all those extra warm clothes, amidst the rumbling thunder and too close for comfort lightening, I was a teeny bit thankful I was wearing my eye glasses.
My glasses kept me from being blinded by the pelting ice.
Needless to say, we are stuck at home, indoors.
A snowstorm I can easily deal with.
This ice is something that should not be messed with.
Wee One will not be going to his preschool in the morning. His school may or may not be cancelled.
If Bubba’s school is not cancelled, we will have to drive him into town. Hubs will take him in the morning and I’ll fetch him in the evening if needed. That’s enough ice driving for me.
Hubs had to go out in the storm today and work for a bit. I was kinda glad about that……mean arent I?
Our electric has not gone out this time..yet. I am hoping with all my might it does not or we might get a bit chilly.
The fireplace is offlimits to hubs.
Wee One exhausted me playing for over an hour in his bedroom with his GEOTRAX train system.
I persuaded him to bring part of it out here so I can be on the computer and cook some kind of dinner….
Wee loves the GEOTRAX trains. We bought him more track for Christmas. I noticed one of his little main engines was running a bit wearily, I hope it is just the batteries.
Wee One asks so many questions.
I know this is how he learns and he’s curious but dang.
Here is just one example:
Wee One asked how our water got hot inside the faucet. I explained about the hot water heater and how it heats the water. I also explained theres a heating element inside the tank of water that warms up the water for us.
He wanted to know what a heating element was and how it worked. Way to technical for me. He had to wait until his daddy got home from work to get the detailed version.
I am pretty sure Wee One now knows how the hot water heater works…..probably better than me!
Marvin was eyeing the Christmas candy while I was reading the newspaper at the counter….even Marvin loves the candy cane flavored Hersey kisses.
My area of Oklahoma is under an ice storm warning until 6 pm tomorrow. We are also under a winter storm warning until 6 pm tomorrow. Does this mean more snow or more ice?
I am confused…….