Math = Love: Ice Storm 2013

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Ice Storm 2013

Christmas Break started off with a bang!  Bad weather was supposed to be moving in, so I headed for my parents' house soon after school let out on Friday.  It was a good thing, too, because we woke up to no electricity.  An ice storm had hit.

Growing up in Oklahoma, I am no stranger to ice storms.  I was so thankful I was staying at my parents' house, though, because I've never been by myself when the power is out.  My parents are prepared people.  We soon had oil lamps burning throughout the house.

Ice Storm 2013

My mom's plans to make pancakes and hot chocolate were not derailed.  She just put the griddle on top of the wood burning stove.  The pancakes took FOREVER to cook, but they were delicious!

Cooking On The Wood Burning Stove

I felt like we were channeling Little House On The Prairie.  I always wished I could have lived the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder.  It just seemed so romantic.  The power (thankfully) finally came back on around 3 pm.  Of course, this was just minutes before my parents finished hooking up the generator.  

My sister and I spent the day reading and playing mathematical games like Set and Swish.  I'm so lucky to have a sister who will play games like that with me!

The ice coated trees were beautiful!

Ice Storm 2013
Isn't it crazy how you can still have some green grass at the same time as an ice storm?

Ice Storm 2013

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