At 5:30 this morning, the phone rang... and at 5:30, there is only ONE call that we ever get. This winter, I've learned to hate that call: the kids' school, to say school is canceled due to "inclement weather".
I was so bummed. I wouldn't have minded bringing the kids with us, even though it would have been nice to spend time alone; but if the roads were bad enough to cancel school, it meant we weren't going to be going anywhere, with or without the kids.
I couldn't go back to sleep after that, of course. Jerry and I talked about what we could do today, but our options were limited. At around 9:00, he said, "Man, it feels SO much later than 9:00! I was going to suggest an afternoon beer until I looked at the clock." That gave me the idea to have mimosas! Jerry braved the snow storm to drive a couple of blocks to the corner store, where he bought sparkling wine and orange juice ;)
We made a couple of mimosas and found a movie on Netflix to watch, and had a very relaxing morning.
Something about a snow day puts me in the mood to bake, so I decided to make a loaf of Italian herb bread. I've made it dozens of times before, but it had been a while. With the exception of chocolate chip cookies, I'm a terrible baker. And I'm not sure what went wrong today, but when I took the "bread" out of the bread maker, it looked like this:
Hahaha, yep, that was my bread. I cut a slice, just to see if it tasted better than it looked, and it did not. It was extremely dense and had a strange taste. I think I may have used too much flour. So it went in the trash.
This afternoon, we had an appointment with the cable company for them to come reconnect our cable! We went without it for about six months. I wish I could say that we got used to not having cable, and I was happier without it, but I missed my shows. Jerry missed his sports. We missed watching Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives with the kids. So we decided to reconnect the cable. It sounds pathetic, but I think what I missed most was watching new Lifetime movies on Saturday nights!
I'm not sure yet if the snow storm we had today made the total for Detroit set the record for highest recorded snowfall, but if not, it was VERY close. We got a ton of snow, but the wind was worse. There were a few times where I thought the house was going to blow over. I glanced out into the backyard, and saw that the wind completely tore apart our shed. The entire side of it was ripped open, and I was just waiting for the rest of it to come off the bottom part and fly into the neighbor's yard.
That whole open part on the right was supposed to be facing left, connected to the edge in front. The hinges in the front center broke, and the wind pushed the whole front sideways. We've always hated that shed, so I think Jerry was secretly happy to see that there really is no fixing it (he tried). We're going to start building a garage this spring if the snow and ice ever melt, but I'm not sure what we'll do with the stuff in there until then.
So anyway, even though the day didn't go