My husband and I stayed up to watch a movie last night...late. It was cold and we were cozy, eating cereal on the couch. Suddenly the whole place went dark. No TV either, so no movie ending. First thought..oh no, the power is out and the sump pump is going to need help. Hubby rushed out to the garage and got the generator going. It is a small one but does the job. Then we lit candles and got the gas stove going downstairs, put extra blankets on the boys, and got ourselves to bed. I lay in the dark and prayed for every one that was experiencing the same thing we were. Thank goodness, somewhere in the dark some hydro people left their warm beds and worked through the night so we could wake up to heat this morning. We are, as fellow homeschool mom Alyson reminded folks in her blog, so blessed to have the luxuries we do.
The day remained cold but this evening, I stood by our back door and looked out at this.