Monday, December 23, 2013

An Ice Storm

Saturday night we had an ice storm, painting every nook and cranny with ice.  ...just beautiful.
We lost electricity for a little over 24 hours - a blessing to have all seven children together, without the older ones going off to look at a laptop, but instead play board games and draw.

I have to admit, though, that I was quite relieved when it came back on this morning around 10:00 am.  
While we lived for over two years without the convenience, I have become accustomed to it and we simply do not have the proper systems in place.  Although I am sure we could come up with some if it was necessary.  It reminds me of how easy it is to take convenience for granted.  I cooked all the meals on the wood stove while we were with out and washed dishes with just a pan full of hot water to wash and then a pan to rinse.  (The hot water heated on the wood stove as well.)  When one isn't forced to do something, it sure is hard to be disciplined to do so.  


  1. We lost power for 4 days a couple years ago. I know what you mean. Half of me was like, "Yes!" And the other half was a bit annoyed that I couldn't run my vacuum...which is my addiction, I guess. ha! (I actually vacuumed off of the generator.) We are blessed with spring water, though, so we can continue to shower and use the toilet and such. And I made sure to always have a gas cook stove. ha! Anyways, in all that rambling, I was just saying, "I get what you're saying." lol

  2. Yes, the ice is pretty to look at, but hard to deal with. Glad you have power again for the holidays.

  3. It is good to be reminded to be thankful. I hope you and your family have a safe and Merry Christmas.

  4. Wanting to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, and blessings for 2014. Thank you for your blog!

  5. merry Christmas to you and your family

  6. Lovely pictures though! Missed you! Thinking about you and your beautiful growing family this holiday Season! We are expecting our fifth baby! AND after four boys (7,5,3,2) we are having a baby GIRL this spring!!!! Enjoying catching up with all of my old favorite bloggers!

    Blessings mama!
    Samantha Disch {Wild Maple Wool}
    {Started blog number 5.2 million!}