I know I’ve been complaining about the cold weather. But, I must confess that I love blizzards. Watching the power of God blowing by your window is an awesome sight!

I’m writing this on Tuesday. We’re preparing for the blizzard, which should start on Wednesday morning. We’re supposed to get 8-14 inches of snow and the wind chills are supposed to be -20 – -40. Brrr! We’re sure there won’t be any school tomorrow, so the children are in a festive mood. We’ll break out the hot chocolate and the shovels. We have two big shovels for Zach and Frank, and a small shovel for Max. He loves shoveling snow. The snow blower is Richard’s toy.

Richard and Zach will prepare the yard tonight. We will park the truck at the end of the driveway. That way, if an emergency occurs, we can quickly get onto the plowed road. We live in a main stretch of road near the hospital, so our road is always one of the first plowed. The garbage cans will need to be put in the garage and the RV needs to be started today. We need to ensure the generator is working in case we lose our power for an extended period of time. We can work in the RV if we have to.

Richard already stocked up on groceries yesterday, but I will send Zach out for just one more gallon of milk today.

Right now, it is sunny and beautiful outside, although frigidly cold. The calm before the storm! Richard and I celebrated Valentine’s Day a day early, knowing we’ll be snowed in. Zach and Sarah moved their plans to Friday night.

We’ll post blizzard photos next week!

This week’s Maxism: Our downstairs bathroom can get quite cold on winter days. Unfortunately, Max had to go. He walked into the bathroom and came right back out again. He looked at me with pleading eyes and said, “Mommy, will you sit on the toilet and make it warm for me?”

Hugs to all!

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