Just before we fell asleep last night about 11PM, the pitter patter of the rain drops on the roof fell silent. I was glad that the rain had stopped, that should relieve our little leak problem. But the silence meant that the rain turned to snow, and we were greeted by an awesome sight in the morning!
The lovely Sierra snow was really piling up! About a foot deep at that point, and still coming down. I have to say that I was impressed by the snow removal crew, getting the first run at clearing streets and driveway just as we were waking up. The power was out again, but the house was still warm enough for school time this morning. Classes were cancelled last Friday for today and Tuesday due to an increased number of Covid cases. But I imagine the snow might have forced a cancellation today, too. Either way, there are assignments and online class meetings for the 3 boys, and some hands-on help with some of their work.
Around lunch time, the snow was letting up and the kids needed to get out of the house, so everyone geared up to go out into the snow banks. Snow days always mean fun for kids and extra work for parents! And when I was a kid on the farm, it wasn't all fun and games because there was a lot of shoveling to be done to get the animals taken care of. But we usually got some time to take our sleds across the road into the neighbor's pasture for time to goof around and fly down the hill!
Anyway, with 4 adults and 3 kids, we were able to get the key areas cleared out. Leo seemed like the most enthusiastic shoveler of the boys. The power was still out, making it hard to put together a good supper, plus the Seahawks were scheduled to play. There are Seahawk fans in the house, stemming from Ben's growing up in Seattle. He and the kids, especially Ian, follow them closely. So he checked around and found a bar/restaurant in another area of town that had electricity and food and TV's to watch the game. We bundled up and went there for burgers and sandwiches, etc. Leo might have overeaten a little bit, he had to lay down in the booth and air out his tummy!
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