It has been a very interesting week.
Last Sunday we went out to eat with two other families at Asian Buffet in Clarksville, even though Thomas hadn't been feeling too well. We'd never been to the Asian Buffet, and neither of us is a very big fan of Chinese food, but this place was really nice. Their buffet was large, priced reasonably, the food was delicious, and the service was very prompt and courteous. I stuffed myself, of course.
By Monday morning Thomas had decided that he'd better go to the doctor, and he very rarely does that. He had the beginning of sinus and throat infections, so he came home with an antibiotic. Tuesday is when our bad weather started. We lost power for just a couple of hours overnight, and that was it. We have friends and family who were without power for 33 and 48 hours.
Thomas worked Monday, even though he was sick -- that is typical of him. So I was a little glad that they didn't work Tuesday or Wednesday. I figured it would give him a little time to rest and get to feeling better. He still managed to take Eler Beth and her cousins sledding on Wednesday. He sat in the warm truck watching while they sledded. They always go to a certain spot here in town, and I know that Eler Beth had a great time because she told me so when she got home -- but she put an entry in her blog (entitled "Emergancy") putting out a call for more sledding spots in our area, that her usual one was too boring. lol
I'm a little surprised that not one of us went stir crazy while Thomas was home all week. He handled it very well, and normally he'd not only be horrified at the loss of money, but he'd be climbing the walls for lack of anything "productive" to do. But he rested, we watched movies, cooked, and he took the kids out in the 4-wheel drive and they did doughnuts in empty parking lots, as well as sledding. He took Eler Beth and her cousins sledding again on Thursday, and the youngest one busted Eler Beth's favorite sled that she's had for years. And it was probably on purpose, because she'd been acting out and trying to run it into a tree the whole time they were there. She never apologised or acted sorry at all, and that, I'm afraid, is typical of this one. After Uncle Thomas was finished giving her a big talking-to I don't think she'll do anything like that again.
No sledding on Friday, but on Saturday a friend and his son invited Thomas and Eler Beth to go sledding one more time before all the snow was gone, and they had a good time (with a new sled). We had sun off and on Saturday and warmer temps, so everything started melting. It was neat seeing little icicles sprinkling the yard and drive.
Today our temperature got up to 50° with lots of sunshine. It actually felt like spring outside, except for that cold snow on the ground. Eler Beth has felt bad all day; she's sneezing, tired, and achy, and that's just how Thomas' started. She slept most of the day, and I fed her soup and lots of juice. She'll probably end up having to go to the doctor too.
Today would have been my parents' 62nd wedding anniversary if my father were still alive. They celebrated their 55th anniversary before he died.
It was a fairly decent Super Bowl tonight. We were rooting for the Cardinals (which was very strange for me, a UK Wildcat fan, to root for any team called the Cardinals -- if you live in Kentuckiana, you'll completely understand that!). We didn't have any ties to either team, but I thought it would be nice for the Cardinals to win since this was their first trip to the Super Bowl. They came so close and played a great game.
Hopefully Thomas will be back to work tomorrow. They're going to have to do snow removal before anyone can do his regular job out in the yard, so Thomas will probably try to help with that since he can't do any inspecting if there's nothing to inspect. I think we're supposed to get some snow, but not the big snow they were afraid we'd get. I don't mind more snow, but I really hope we don't get any more ice. I'm hoping Eler Beth will feel well enough to do some school work tomorrow, because last week was pretty much a bust in that department with the exception of Monday.
Well, this has been a pretty boring entry, serving the purpose of documentation mostly with no entertainment value at all. So I'll close now. I hope that everyone is safe and warm and getting ready to have a great week ahead.