The winds HOWLED and the lights flickered a couple of times but our power lines held. We watched a very emotional documentary regarding Guatemala...actually three of us watched...Mari was relishing the extended computer privileges as she 'chatted' with friends, some of whom were in the dark without power. [Could tell when the laptop batteries started to fail as she tallied the declining numbers of friends on chat!] Anyhow, it was a GOOD thing Mari missed this documentary and we have decided she needs some more time and maturity to deal with some of the topics and issues addressed! Julia had some concerns over some of the scenes which were flashbacks to the main character's childhood as a Mayan survivor of the genocide of the late 70's and early 80's but nothing was sooooo graphic as to be traumatic. Mari is much more sensitive to these kind of things as well as the fact that she has memories of her childhood in Guatemala...like the main character did...and might find the main character's emotional conflict over 'who she was' hit very close to home! My recommendation to those adoptive parents who are interested in watching the documentary 'Discovering Dominga' is to wait for a kid-free time and give yourself time for after viewing to process the weighty topics addressed...this is NOT a "they lived happily ever after" documentary!!!!
So we followed that heavy viewing matter up with Madagascar 2 and a few episodes of America's Funniest Home Videos before deciding that it was 'safe' to go to bed. We woke up to an amazing winter scene!!
The view from inside my bathroom!!
Taken from my front porch over towards my neighbor's porch...which is drifted over!!!
That mailbox of theirs is mounted at about 5 feet.
Looking out my front window. The snow is to the sills of my ranch style home!!!
The school across the street started to plow their parking lot early this morning...and then gave up!!
Not my stubborn Irish farm boy!!! He's determined to give me a heart attack by watching and worrying about him having a heart attack.
Julia standing in the path of the first shovel wide pass to give some perspective. This picture was taken at 9:30 am even though it looks like PM!!
The camera was NOT HAPPY that I was trying to snap pictures in 3 degrees and driving snow!!
After 20+ hours of blizzard conditions it has finally stopped!!! Patrick has almost gotten the cars dug out even though the city has put out TWO robo-calls begging everyone to stay off the streets. Everything is closed.
A fact that makes my youngest child very, very happy!! And yes, she is WAIST DEEP in snow...and loving every minute of it....but she's about to be pressed into shoveling duty!!