After a couple of beautiful spring-like days we were rudely shoved right back into winter, complete with high winds, an ice storm, massive power outages, and 5″ of heavy wet snow. Ouch.

We lost our power for 30 hours. Not a tragedy because we have a wood stove for heat and a gas range so could cook on the stove top. It was damned inconvenient though since we need power for the well to work. No showers. No washing dishes. No flushing the, uh, toilet. You can imagine. Fortunately I had four gallons of distilled water in the pantry so we had drinking water for us and the dogs.Read More