Stardate -312835.88, we are still in the dark technology-wise. Still no phone, no internet, and no cable. I’m missing my favorite shows, not to mention not having access at the tip of my fingers to the blogosphere and beyond. It’s a good thing I have more hair on my head than the average person – I’d practically be bald by now with ripping my hair out by the roots in frustration.
So here I am yet again, in the cold dark parking lot of the gas station about a mile from my house like I did for yesterday’s post, to ensure my blog doesn’t go dark like my brain is currently, suffering from lack of artificial light from my laptop and TV. Ahem. At least this time I come bearing gifts with pictures…
Those that are they called whomever they call and requested snow on Saturday, and while normally this wouldn’t be a problem (aside from the obvious – that it was still October), the trees are still laden with leaves not yet turned red and gold by the fall coolness we were late seeing, after summer extended itself way beyond the norm. They’re also referring to it as ‘Snowtober’:
The leaves gave the heavy wet snow something to cling to, which made for a mess of downed trees and branches. And tons of power outages. Our power went out and came back on a multitude of times, but after the final outage, our technology was kaput. At least we had something pretty to look at:
We were lucky, we did have some branches take a nose dive from some trees out back and in the Back 40, but they missed the barn and outbuildings, harmlessly littering the ground instead. When the snow completely melts and things dry out a bit, we’ll have some cleaning up to do:
Trick-or-Treating was a cold and dark event as well – seems more people opted not to hand out candy this year. Though Princess Nagger and the Little Dude made out like bandits for the few houses that were participating, especially since we went closer to the technical ‘closing time’ and they were pretty much off-loading the remainder of the candy at those houses.
Today is a very special day – the Little Dude turns Four!
I keep telling him now he’ll be able to sing the Caillou song legitimately… “I’m just a boy who’s four, each day I grow some more…” Sorry, now it’ll be stuck in your head, too.
My apologies about not being able to blog-hop and visit all you awesome people – feel free to link up below and when we’re finally back to the 21st Century and not technologically challenged I’ll be able to stop on by. I’m hoping they have things restored by the weekend – or sooner rather than later. For sanity’s sake.
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