Saturday, January 30, 2010

What a Week

We had a very busy child watching week from Saturday until Friday. In addition to our regular after school watching the two children on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, we also had a Saturday both parents had to work day; a Monday and Tuesday night we're both teaching classes and his dad is out of town babysitting evenings; and a Friday girl is sick and is staying home today. They are all at great ages, very independent and lots of fun to have around, so it was not a terribly onerous ordeal for us at all. Lets see, cookie baking, movie watching, game playing, no not bad. In fact, I am happy we are able to be there for the grandchildren when we are needed.

But not much got done in the way of knitting. I am finishing up my blue cabled cardigan. Sewing it up, actually. All the knitting is finished. I have to go hunt up a zipper for it today and then give it a good wash. Hopefully I'll be able to wear it on Monday.

It certainly was cold enough to need it. Zero this morning. Thursday, January 28th we had a lake effect snow day. Lots of wind and snow. Being the hardy Buffalo citizens we are, nothing was closed. We just had to deal with it. There was not a lot of snow, maybe 3 or 4 inches, but the cold temps and wind made curling up by the fireplace awfully nice. This was the thirty-third anniversary of the Blizzard of '77, an event that everyone who lived through, remembers vividly. It was the only snow event declared a Federal Disaster. I was eight months pregnant with my third daughter and my husband was stranded at his office for three days. This is a great video and broadcast of the event.

Remember as you watch this, this was the aftermath with huge snow drifts up to the peaks of some houses. The storm itself was the most frightening event I have been through. The wind, incredibly low temps and the huge amount of snow on the ground and on the lake lasting for three days, was unbelievably scary

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