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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-gRb_MuUgg
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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