|the prettiest tree in the yard this morning|
|the wire of this fence panel is 1/4 or maybe 3/16 of an inch.|
|look at the size of those crystals|
It was already there at 3 a.m. when I was outside because our power was off and I walked down the driveway to look up the road to see if our neighbors had lights. The sky was clear and the stars were bright. The snow was glittery where it was caught in the beam of the flashlight. It was a cool, crisp, gorgeous country night, one you can't really experience as fully when you live in the city.
I have never really been without power for a long period of time. Usually a couple hours at the most. Last night it was about 90 minutes from when I awoke and the house and yard were dark until the power was restored. That is pretty remarkable really when you think that I didn't call right away hoping that it would come back on. Then the power company had to call in two guys who were home sleeping and once they got to work and picked up their big yellow truck they still had to make the 15 minute drive to the farm. They found the problem and had the power back on within about 20 minutes of their arrival.
While I was waiting for them to arrive it was nice to sit in a quiet, dark, cooling house and have a cup of coffee. It is times like these that I appreciate that I have a duel fuel range so I might not be able to use my electric oven but my gas burners still work to heat water for coffee. I make coffee in a French press so no electricity needed. A couple of candles made for nice ambiance. Now if only the biscotti jar wasn't empty.