Saturday, December 24, 2022

Day 24 - Oh, Happy Day

It all began about 5 a.m. Friday morning after a light snow and below-zero temps -- the power would blip but come right back on.  We'd have about 5 minutes of power, just long enough to reset the internet and TV (both Comcast) and reset the clocks on the kitchen appliances (I finally gave up on that) and for the furnaces to recover, and then BLIP again!  And we were not the only ones; it affected our entire street.  This went on all day and through the night. Fortunately we have a couple of portable heaters (that we were constantly restarting) to get us through the night. By the time we left for Nashville Saturday morning the in-house temperature was 56!

Not knowing what the day would hold here at the homeplace, we headed for Nashville on Saturday to celebrate Christmas with Son and DIL, their boys and wives (our grands), the one great and my SIL.   

What a motley crew!  Hay, it was frigid and we were all just lucky to get there!

I'm happy to report the roads were mostly clear and we had no travel issues.  And we returned to a house registering 72 degrees inside!   HAPPY DAY, indeed!

But wait, there's more.  We had a beautiful day with the family, catching up with the greats and enjoying the grand.  

... along with another fun fridge magnet in the Advent tree when we got home.

BTW, someone asked if the Advent Tree is an original design and the answer is No.  It is a pattern designed by someone for the Cricut machine.  GDIL selected her own papers and assembled the drawers that made up the tree.  She also used the Cricut machine to engrave and cut this acrylic ornament

The miracles of modern science.  Oh Happy Day!


  1. looks like you had a good time and nice to come home to a warm house - we were with one daughter tonight and tomorrow go to see the other and it is warming up here in Arkansas and got up to a balmy 30 degrees today! Merry Christmas

  2. Such a sweet picture of you and the family, Libby! Glad you were able to be with them, and then come home to heat and power. Merry Christmas!

  3. The tree files can be obtained from Jennifer Maker's website. You have to sign up for her newsletter to get the password. I went looking when I saw yours. So cute.

  4. We had power blips, too, but not as badly as you. About every half hour for much of Friday, then only three or four on Saturday, and so far none today. Thank goodness it's warming up.

  5. What a pain continuously starting up the Comcast equip. and clocks. I'm glad your heat is up again. Merry Christmas!

  6. Awesom Advent Tree (and an even more awesome ornament!!!)


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