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After my post Monday night, Sarah and I and our birds huddled together in the smallest room in the house, and lit all the candles we could find, and boiled a big pot of water (made from melted snow, since the water pump doesn't work when the power's out) and brought it into the room with us. By doing that, we managed to keep the room's temperature in the high 50s. In the middle of the night I got up and re-boiled the water to warm things up again. The rest of the house, at that point, was down in the mid 40s.

But we all survived the night, fingers and toes intact, and eventually the power came on the next morning at about 11:30. We had been without power for 32 hours and most of the house had fallen to the outside temperature. Brr. It was so nice to have heat again!

Today is my birthday, and the weather is being nice. there's sun and blue skies with fluffy clouds and it's supposed to get up into the mid 50s outside today, the warmest it's been in quite a while. The pond is unfrozen and the snow is disappearing from the yard. We've seen a great blue heron a couple times, and some unusual-looking ducks. Spring is fun, now that it's starting to arrive.

Too bad I have to work today. Maybe I can be extra-productive and get done early.

This weekend we have reservations at a Holiday Inn in Rhode Island. We're going to spend our time there visiting all our old favorite haunts, and I want to go to the Roger Williams Park Zoo and over to Newport to enjoy the nice weather. It will be good to see the ocean again!


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Apr. 19th, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday, buddy!

Glad you guys are toasty again.

Also: I have ocean envy.
Apr. 19th, 2007 12:45 pm (UTC)

My stylist has ocean envy too. I tried to convince her that having a weekend with sun and nice temperatures was good, but she just kept saying "Ocean!" so I think I lost that argument.
Apr. 19th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
i miss the ocean too. i think we are going to go to maine in earaly june while it is still non-peak prices, and becuase i think i might die if go that long without the beach.:)


Apr. 19th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'm glad you have fun weekend plans :)
Apr. 19th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
happy barfday ryrymuffin!
Apr. 20th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
*hands you a cupcake*
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