Our bathtub looks like this again in anticipation of mega snow storm Nemo.
It’s been lightly snowing here all day and we got about 5 inches so far. They cancelled school so Landon was home with me, and we just had kind of a lazy day together.
Don is still in Australia, cavorting in the sun on the beach, so I’ve been preparing for Nemo in between playing with Landon, making vegetable soup with him, a sad one-balled snowman, snow shoveling, and reading and watching TV with L.
We found the movie Hop and watched that, and I let L be up too late just because.
Because we can sleep in and because it doesn’t look like we’re going anywhere tomorrow either. The storm is supposed to really get going around midnight until tomorrow morning. And with high winds there’s a good chance we might lose power again.
Hopefully not for five days, like we did after Sandy.
If it happens, I’m ready. L and I took a bath (“Mom, please come in, I want you to be the land. Just a few minutes, Mommy!”) and I refilled the bathtub in case we can’t use the well water. I’ve been filtering drinking water, the dishes are cleaned, I did a load of laundry and made coffee that I can heat up on the stove in the morning if need be.
I should mention that Don isn’t really cavorting around Australia anymore.
We’ve been in contact with him thanks to Facetime on our phones, and two days ago he called to say that he rolled his ankle jogging with his sister, fractured a bone, and that he’ll be in a cast for 6 weeks.
It’s one of those removable ones he can walk on — and hopefully work on — thank goodness. And thanks to the great health care system in Australia, he only had to pay $220 for seeing two doctors, getting an X-ray, and the cast.
Don told L something about a snake and that he had to protect his sister from it and rolled his foot in a hole when he grabbed it, and I didn’t really pay attention to the story because I thought he was just making it up for L. But a day later his sister poked her head into the phone while we were talking, saying: “Hey, did you hear about the snake?”
Uh, yeah, kind of.