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Nothing better to do on a snowy day than to sit by the fire and relax after getting cold and wet outside.

The cars are all visible now, so when the occasion occurs when it’s time to escape cabin fever, we can leave the house.

If there is one thing that the dogs love more than a fresh tennis ball flying through the air, it’s a warm fire in the living room.  I’m always having to tell the dogs to move away from the fire so they don’t burn themselves from the sparks.  They make me so nervous.

It took me awhile, but the Jeep was the first one I unblanketed.  I was a little worried about the weight of the 8 inches of snow on the soft top, but it turned out not to be that bad.  The worst part about the whole process was getting down our neighborhood road.  Once I got to the main road, it was smooth sailing.  Although, when I returned home and tried to back into the spot I had left, but got stuck on the snow drifts I created when digging out the cars.  I made it almost back where I started.  Good enough.  I didn’t even need 4 wheel drive.

Just a few days ago, we took down the Christmas tree in the living room and put all the ornaments away.  The tree was placed on the back porch, still in the stand, until we turn it into mulch in the spring.  The snow storm last night dressed it back up where it looks almost as amazing as it did with lights and tinsel.  Although it’s January, it looks like a white Christmas once again.  I’ll take it.  White Christmas’s don’t come around here very often.

I hope you all enjoy the snow.  Stay safe and warm.

Simon A.


After a night of rain, sleet, and snow, it seems like half the state is without power here almost 24 hours later. The good news is that we have a fireplace and it is burning hot right now. The bad part is that my next door neighbor and the entire neighborhood behind him have power. From my house on in the opposite direction is dark.

Anyways, since this blog post is being constructed on my I-Phone while in the dark with 2 snoring dogs in front of a fireplace, I’ll keep this short. It’s funny that having no power in your house makes you want to panic, but out camping, it is fine to be unplugged. I guess it is all the worrying about the house itself. Will the pipes freeze? Will all the food in the fridge and freezer spoil? What will happen when the power flips back on? Just have to breathe, relax, and pray.

One other good thing is that with all our camping gear, we are all set for cooking on the Coleman stove. We can make coffee, eggs and bacon for breakfast, and whatever else needs to be heated up.

So the power is out. Big deal. My family is here, dogs and cat included. We are warm and cozy and have a roof over our heads. Life is good. TV, Internet, and lights will be back soon. For now, I will enjoy the silence and the crackle of the fire.

Simon A.