They’re Calling It Snowtober

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 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 ‘’:

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 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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After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.
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23 thoughts on “They’re Calling It Snowtober

  1. I hope it all gets restored soon!

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIL’ DUDE! Four, Four, Four and presents galore! Cake and ice cream, and snow at the door! Okay, now I’m rhyming and I need to find the door because I’m becoming a big bore!!! Snow – Snow – Snow I’m not ready for it to blow! Okay, I’m out of here, soooooooooooo………… Goodnight my friend Ohhhhhhhhh.,.. okay I’ll stop! LOL

  3. 1st, Happy Birthday! And 2nd, that is all kinds of awesome that you went down the street to get your posts up! Sounds like something I would do!

  4. Oh my!! I feel your pain! I hate it when I lose my hookups to technology!! Hope it ends soon for you!!
    Fingers crossed

  5. Happy Birthday Little Dude! I hope your day was fantastic.

    I hope that the snowy weather doesn’t cause many more problems. I was so surprised to hear about the snowstorms your way but I must confess I was a little envious because I love the cold weather!

    Best wishes and take care,

  6. Happy Birthday Little Dude!!! 🙂
    Yes, the Caillou song is now stuck in my head :p

    Thanks for stopping by and for posting my blog hop button. I really appreciate you taking the time to link up!! Hope you get your connections back soon. I have to plug my iPhone up to my computer to get internet because otherwise I would have to have dial-up (not happening!) because of where I live. My iPhone “froze” the other day and I had no phone and no internet so I feel your pain! Hope it gets better for you soon!

  7. We went without electricity (and the wonderful things it powers) for a week after Hurricane Ike. I totally understand your frustration, and hope the crews get the juice turned back on soon.

    Happy WW! (at least as happy as you can make it, given the circumstances!)


  8. Mother Nature certainly has been busy wreaking havoc this year. So sorry for your mess there, but glad to hear you were still able to go trick or treating. Hopefully power will be back up soon. You are certainly going above and beyond and I applaud your efforts. Really. I do not have snow but am typing on my phone as there is no internet in these parts yet. Heaven help me… lol. Good luck with the party. Happy B-day to your little one.

  9. Oh, I am SO glad all the snow, both previous and forecast, has/is missing us. I’m just so not ready for that.

    Happy Birthday, Little Dude! You are adorable!

  10. Whoa. That is crazy! Now I feel bad for complaining that the frost got to my tomato plants. I hope you guys are ok in the cold up there!

  11. Happy Snowtoberness. See now you’re acting all Canadian. Did their costumes fit over snow pants? ha! you have more snow than we do.

  12. I can’t believe this! It was so warm here I didn’t even have to wear a jacket and my kids were HOT in their costumes.

    Is your power back yet?

  13. Happy Birthday to your little Dude! And Snowtober that alone is depressing! Smile, maybe all your snow will disappear & wait until Christmas Eve when it’s supposed to snow. lol

  14. Happy Birthday Little Dude! I’m so sorry for everyone who has the snow as I laugh my ass off in Florida.


  15. Happy birthday to your little one, he is so cute and adorable!! Being on a situation, no power, no phone,etc. is very frustrating and I understand your frustration. Hope you get your connections back soon.