The ‘big snow’ of 2014 will be long remembered. A foot of snow accompanied by sub-zero temperatures (wind chills near -40) makes for conditions that force you to be inside. With the snow expected to come in the early hours of Sunday morning, we packed up Saturday evening and headed to my parents’ house to hole up for the storm since our furnace is over 35 years old and we have no back up source of heat in case of lost power – and with a foot of snow, we wouldn’t be able to travel if power did go out.
We ended up staying four days with my parents. We were all a little stir-crazy by the end, but all-in-all it was a good time. We had lots of good food, a warm wood-stove, Disney movies for the girls, and bird-watching for me (as you’ll see in pics below). The cold temps didn’t arrive until after the snow had fallen, so we were all able to get out and enjoy playing and walking through the snow as it fell about mid-day Sunday.