I live about 15 miles west of Boston, and so we were hit pretty hard by the “Nemo” blizzard. I can’t complain much after last year’s mild winter, although I really don’t like snow. We got about 2 feet or so, and after the plowing and shoveling was done, there are drifts of up to 8 feet on the streets, making driving uncomfortable. I hate driving in the snow.
With school cancelled on Friday and my husband working from home, I set out to keep my kids occupied during the day. We made our Valentines and the kids made some projects with Model Magic, before sitting down and watching a few movies. The snow really started coming down after dark, and we lost power at 8:30pm. It came back on around 10pm, but then we lost it again overnight. It came back on 6:45am, thankfully. I really expected that it would stay out through the whole storm.
It took my husband over four hours of shoveling to clear out walkway and driveway on Saturday, and we stayed home all day. The snow kept coming down almost all afternoon. But today, with sunny temperatures in the high 30s, we headed outside for some winter fun. Even our dog Polly got into the fun, jumping through the snow, which was easily higher than her. My husband dug out slides and tunnels in the snow, and the kids had fun climbing the high drifts.
At this point, I’m not sure if schools will be closed tomorrow. While my whole town has power, the sidewalks haven’t been cleared and it isn’t really safe for those kids who wait for the bus. But we’ve already missed three days of school, and the kids have to make them up at the end of the school year in June – not fun.
Update – the kids do not have school tomorrow. Mama needs some new projects to do – it’s supposed to rain tomorrow and we all have cabin fever.