The local power outages made me think of the first Christmas we were in this house 3 years ago. A storm knocked out hundreds of trees. We were without power for 72 hours. It came back Christmas Eve day. We lived for those 72 hours without any electricity, heat or water (because we are on a well). Those 72 hours were long and cold and we just sat snuggled on a mattress by the fire under every blanket we owned. When the power came back on the area of house we were living in was 11 C/ 52 F. After a second power outage that summer that lasted 95 hours got a generator, so we would be much more comfortable if we were without power again.
|Christmas Eve Day - Zaphod, Hailey and Emma|
Christmas day was not as warm, only 8 C/42 F. I didn't need a hat, or boots, or a winter coat, just my fleecy. It was lovely. Normal temperatures for this time of year are -10 C/14 F, so you won't hear me complain!
Near fear, looking at the forecast, Old Man Winter is about to wake up and head our way. We will enjoy these last few days before we are back to reality!
We will tell you more about our Christmas in a day or two. We hope everyone had the Merriest of Christmases!