Friday, June 19, 2015
Snow is here and electricity is gone
And just look at how big those flakes were. Many people said (as we agreed) it was the biggest flakes they had ever seen. It was lovely and calm and the snow just kept falling.
I woke at 2am and it was still snowing. When I woke again at 4 the lights were out. I was thankful Hannah wasn't home - as she normally wakes crying if the power goes off (and with that the light in the passage). Thankfully it didn't worry Hezekiah and Rachel.
It was a bit of a challenge in the morning though. It's still very dark at 7am. So Rachel and I got candles lit and around the place (safely high enough from Asher's little hands).
Thankfully I have been doing a good job of keeping the log burner going through the night. Brendon normally sets it up at night and gets it stoked again between 4 and 5 when he gets up. I just got into the habit of doing it myself at 5 before Asher's feed. She got used to the routine of it too and patiently waited for her milk.
So at least the fire was hot and ready for our breakfast preparation at 7. I was so thankful we could still have a nice hot porridge - even without any power.
It was also so beautiful outside. We opened all the curtains - not because it helped give any light - but just so that we could look out and enjoy it.
I called the Champion Centre and they were open (no snow in town). I called a friend to confirm that the Weka Pass was open (as the road had been closed the night before). So with no power at home - I was more than happy to head off to town.
I will leave the rest of the day's photos for the next post.