Our first glance out of the morning window during this last snowstorm gave us a Dr. Zhivago-like feeling. A foot of heavy, wet, thick snow covered our world. Trees and shrubs bent against the ground, trees down, limbs everywhere…. and no internet.


It was a rude awakening on how much we depend on the internet. I’m not a TV watcher but mistergardener missed his morning news and sports updates. If you can’t use your smartphone at all, can’t venture out on bad roads, can’t communicate with folks, the day seems much longer. How amazing it is to remember that not that many years ago, no one had internet and smart phones.

So how did we spend our day? I took some snow photos, I caught up on reading my book club book, I worked on needlepoint, and I knitted hats for charity….


mister gardener made vegetable soup…

vegetable soup

I don’t think I mentioned that the storm interrupted the paint and repair job we were in the middle of. Yes, all floors and furniture were covered with tarps, tables were piled high with books, wall hangings, and everything else from shelves, while the entire downstairs was being painted, wallpaper removed, and ice damage finally repaired. Finding a place to sit was a challenge.

paint brushes 2018

The day gave us pause to appreciate. Small inconveniences in the midst of troubles and trauma in the world caused us to temporarily slow down, lighten up, and just ‘be.’



12 thoughts on “Frigerific!

  1. Isn’t it amazing how we all use to not only survive but live without the internet. How did we do it? πŸ™‚ Glad you were able to enjoy the beauty of the snow and that you had a good book and a hobby to fall back on. Hope all your modern-day conveniences are back up and running. πŸ™‚

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  2. I can’t get over that picture of the birdhouse turned sideways!!! Although it was an inconvenience, it appears that you figured out how to make the best of the situation. Stay warm!

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    • I should confess that before the public library closed that night, I braved the icy roads with my smartphone in my pocket to see if they had internet service. They did! Must I call my wifi dependency an addiction? πŸ™


  3. Wow…..we got an inch in Richmond…and I was complaining because many blooms were in our yard. We are thinking it will melt tomorrow!


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