My last post was on Tuesday's snow day.
Wednesday the kids had school, and in the evening, we had sunshine!
I went out and shovelled like a fiend. The snow had drifted over the edges of the driveway on the weekend, and I had shovelled it just barely wide enough to get in and out.
I cut the edges back, emptied out the middle, and moved the huge piles at the end of the driveway by the road, all by hand with the shovel. Apparently I did a good job, since my husband said he thought at first I must have hired someone with a plow.
Good thing, too. Wednesday night we had more snow. From 4:30 Wednesday to 8:00 am Thursday, we got enough more that school was closed again.
My husband decided that instead of working his four 10-hour days Monday through Thursday, he would skip Thursday and work Friday.
We had this much new snow. My new birdfeeder looked like a big white gumdrop.
Thursday was bitterly cold, around 10 F (-12 C), with windchills around 0 F (about -18 C).
I let my husband go outside and take a turn shovelling and bringing some wood in for the soapstone stove, and I alternated between getting our son to work on schoolwork, and turning the heels on a pair of socks I got stuck on last fall.
I got a mental block about the heel turn, and I just couldn't work it out. I tried a couple of times and my mind just kept going blank.
Before Christmas, I picked up all my in-progress knitting projects and stuffed the lot into a bag out of the way. I've been taking out one project at a time to work on.
This time, I took out the piece of paper, looked at my stitch and row gauge, and figured out the heel turn in about five minutes. Huh.
I don't know where my brain went all that time, but apparently it decided to come back.
And school is closed once again today. We didn't get a lot more snow, but the roads are icy, it's windy, and the fine light snow drifts across them. We have a windchill advisory for windchills down to -18 F.
Next week the temperatures are supposed to warm back up into the 20's and I'll probably be walking around with my coat open.
I just looked at my calendar and realized that since Monday is Martin Luther King day, the armory will be closed and our son will again have no school. So if it goes quiet, that's probably us hanging out together. Maybe if it's warm enough, we'll go ice skating.