In truly classic Chris fashion we immediately reacted. Really, the boy scouts would have been proud. Chris retrieved flash lights and lit candles. I bundled Margot and myself. We brought all of our necessities, phone, blackberry, blankets, diapers, wipes, hats, toys and the activity gym into our bedroom where it was a cozy 70 degrees and settled ourselves, Margot and her activity gym on our bed.
It was quickly established that my office was closed. Then we analyzed the situation. How long would it stay warm without power? At what point might we have to leave? Where should we go? What were we going to eat? What about the freezer? Could we cook breakfast on a camp stove? Would the toilet flush?
Fortunately the power came back on a few hours later. We decided to take Margot out to experience her first and maybe only great snow storm.
Margot was not a huge fan of her snow suit.
But she did like my funny snow dance--the things I will do attempting to get my child to smile for the camera.
The view from our front porch.