Because after an ice storm and four days without power, you can imagine the lowlights.
I would prefer to tell you about the beauty, the creativity, the service rendered to us and to others, the togetherness and GREAT GRATITUDE we felt when the power finally came back on! Also, it's especially humbling, knowing that there are SO many who are still in the cold and the dark, and may not even get power back for Christmas. This was an amazingly devastating storm. As the frosting on the cake; the kids got their first and best Christmas present, when we logged onto cancellations dot com and found out that in our town, school will not be in session until JANUARY 5th. That's right: A three week, one day vacation. AND... because we are in an official state of emergency, I understand that we will not have to make up the missed days at the end of the year! We are grateful. Just so you know, we are the first of a VERY small handful to get power in our town. We feel blessed. The schools are being used for emergency shelters for those who cannot otherwise escape the cold and the dark.