Did you know that, in a pinch, diesel fuel can be used in place heating oil? That’s what our oil man told us on the phone when we ran out in the middle of the so-called blizzard last night. So, we’re warm now.
As homeschoolers we don’t get school cancellations for “snow days,” but we do get, “yay, it’s snowing! days.” And that’s what we had yesterday. My husband had the day off and he and the boys played cards and Battleship and the never-ending Monopoly. There was a snow fort, and hot herbal tea, and a walk in the woods.
The birds were raucous: swooping hawks, darting cardinals, hoarsely crying crows. There was a flock of fine fat robins sitting together in some brush but they scattered as I approached…probably because I had this guy with me
Today we have some learning to make up and some messes to tidy, but it was worth it.