Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Update from the snow zone

Well here we are in (what?) day five of the blizzard hostage crisis. Of course part of the fun of being snowed in includes making cookies right? I think Danny has been paying a bit too much attention to those cooking shows Su likes to watch. As you can see, he is a bit "know it ally" in the kitchen like those TV hosts ;-)  On the bright side, the oatmeal cookies did turn out splendidly so we've got lots of sugar to sustain us as we continue to watch the snow fall and blow.

As you may recall, I posted a pic taken Sunday that showed about 2 feet of snow on our back deck. I then totally shoveled the deck and table CLEAR yesterday before today's snowfall, and here is what it looks like now at about 6 pm on Wednesday night . I kid you not.  Another 18" or so we think.

We are doing fine otherwise. Our cable started going out about a half hour ago but now seems fine. We are really hoping our electricity, phones, cable and internet keep working. But wouldn't be surprised if something breaks. It's supposed to snow til later tonight. Onward and upward! -M

P.S. Danny's new favorite game? To announce "I am Monster Truck, Baby is Car!" This right before he tries to crawl over the little guy. Fortunately we are very good at intercepting him!


Jenni said...

We had eleven more inches as of 3pm and it's still falling! Gah!

Dan said...

I'm writing this as you commented over on Xbox4NappyRashes site congratulating him on the birth of his daughter.

I am writing it here because this post is down the page a bit and i don't want him to see it :)

A while ago, before Martin's (xbox4nappyrash) wife got pregnant I promised I would post a youtube video of me singing "Yes" by Mcalomont & Butler whilst accompanying myself on the ukulele to celebrate the birth of their child.

This will not be a pretty sight as I can neither sing, nor really play the ukulele (this isn't false modesty - I really can't).

However what I thought might make it really cool would be instead of just a straight video I put together a montage of videos shot by readers of his blog all celebrating - i.e. dancing, sticking thumbs up, cheering, holding up signs, that sort of thing. It would have to be something that would work without sound as I would put my (awful) soundtrack over the top of it.

It would be great if you could participate. If you send me a short 5-15 second video clip (or at a push a photo, but a video would be much better) along with your name and blog then I'll put it together with other submissions and get something ready for the end of the week. I think it would be a really nice thing to do for martin to show him and E how pleased we are for him. and Martin has been incredibly supportive of me and my various projects in the past.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. My email address is

Thanks again.