Thursday, May 02, 2013

Serenity Now! Or Maybe Much, Much Later When This is All a Distant Memory.

One day, many days hence, perhaps even years hence, we will look back on May 1-2, 2013, and laugh. We will marvel at the fact that we delivered our May baskets on May Day that year amidst giant, falling snowflakes, so many snowflakes that it looked like Christmas and, for a second, my daughters got mixed up and almost thought we were delivering "Christmas Elf" surprises.

We will reminisce with awe about how the snow came down steadily and thick all evening , and then the power went out at 2:30 a.m.--we knew this because the white noise machines and nightlights all went out and woke us up immediately--and when we got up to investigate, we could see that outside everything was covered in what ended up being nine or so inches of snow, so heavy that it bent trees sideways and broke power lines. And about the fact that at five a.m. my cell rang and we knew it was the school district's automated voicemail telling us that the schools were closed again. On May 2nd.

Oh, and remember how the power stayed off for 6-1/2 hours, so there was no heat, and no coffee, and no TV to park the kids in front of? And then how when it came back on, it only stayed on for 45 minutes before going out again? AND IT WAS MAY 2ND???

This will all make a really good story someday. When I am not actually living it.

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