School has been off here since Monday so Mike and I both have been off work. Kerwin's school technically never closes because they have residential students who are there on campus so the teachers have to come in for those kids. So Monday we drove Kerwin down to school since his bus wasn't running. He ended up having a good time. We came and visited his classroom for the last hour of the day. He was excited to have us there. We knew Tuesday would be worse weather-wise and it was so we all stayed home together all day yesterday and didn't go anywhere.
Well, last night during the first half of the UK game, we were all snuggled up on the couch under blankets watching the Cats lose to Ole Miss and then our lights flickered on and off several times and then went completely off. We had a feeling it might happen because we had seen the green glow of an electrical box blowing earlier in the evening and we had a heavy coat of ice on everything. So I had gotten the candle lighter out and ready and sure enough, we needed. So we lit every candle in the house and set about packing to head to the place were the power never goes out: my parents' house. Even in the great ice storm of 2003 when Mike and I lost power for 5 days, my parents' house was toasty and warm the whole time. Well just getting packed was a challenge and then getting our car de-iced all while sliding around on a skating rink and getting rained on. Plus Mike's started having really bad back pain yesterday so he is doing all this while barely able to move. So here are some pictures from the icy part.
We spent the night at my parents' house and got up this morning to find that even UK was closed today. So my mom took the day off and we all stayed home together. Then around 9:50 the second round of winter precipitation hit but this time it was big beautiful snowflakes. So here are pictures from the snowy part.
Check out the sled Kerwin is using. It was my dad's when he was a little boy. It actually worked pretty well because we had the right combination of ice covered by snow.