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The week in numbers

February 13, 2011

10 inches of snow

(a few towns north, 30!)

in 8 hours.

It was the biggest 24-hour snowfall this state has seen in 93 years.

18 degrees below 0 the next morning. An all-time record low.

3 snow days punctuated by a weekend helped make up for my

1 cancelled flight.

20 – the number of minutes in four days that Jack wanted to spend outside.

“It’s too cold out there,” he said, “and remember when I fell on my face in the snow? I didn’t like that. I don’t want to do it again.”
But there were a few good minutes first.

I don’t even know how many minutes of Diego and Dora, the Backyardigans, Wonderpets and Angelina Ballerina he watched instead. (Snow days are snow days, right?)

5 days of one home fire, burning.

Then the weekend: 50-something degrees. So much melting it’s practically raining.

20-something more cabinet doors and drawers, caulked and painted. One playdate for Jack, one for us and one for me. Countless games and conversations.

No naps.

But, most important, 30 extra hours at home, enjoying the perfect opposite of spring break with no cabin fever.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. February 13, 2011 5:21 pm

    I love the picture of you two–I gotta tell you, my girls are fair-weather frolickers as well. If it’s under 20 degrees, they’re butts are inside in five minutes.

  2. February 13, 2011 7:43 pm

    The weather is wacky!!! We watched a ton of tv too. Don’t feel bad. Growing up, I associate snow days (and sick days) with watching A LOT of tv. Whatever. It works!

  3. February 13, 2011 8:46 pm

    The no cabin fever part seems like a miracle! Love the juxtaposition of you and Jack in your sidebar and then in the snow.

  4. February 13, 2011 11:27 pm

    It has been quite a winter! But oh, what a lovely picture of that home-sweet-home time. Perfection.

  5. February 14, 2011 12:34 am

    That photo is amazing. Wow. It’s almost as if you were living in Canada – that’s just winter for us. Minus the melt. And yes, way too much tv is consumed here every year in winter.

  6. February 14, 2011 6:54 am

    Holy crap, that’s a lot of snow! Thank goodness for Angelina, hot chocolate, some paint fumes, and lots of uninterrupted Jack time. Did he serenade you guys on his guitar while you caulked? =>

  7. 6512 and growing permalink
    February 16, 2011 8:58 pm

    Seriously? 5 days of one fire? That sounds very romantic and Little House on The Prairie-ish.
    You and your man are one good-looking pair.

  8. February 17, 2011 2:40 am

    That picture is gorgeous. It made me smile this evening. Hope you are staying warm.

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