Friday, December 31, 2010

Last day

This is it, the end of the year, the very last day of 2010.  We are snowbound in our house, for the third blizzard this month.  Temps are hovering around zero, with wind-chills in the minus 20's.  Hubby's family was supposed to come out to celebrate New Year's with us, but the blizzard has kept them away (so far).  Several highways and interstates have closed.  I've heard reports of 8' snow drifts on the highway near Clinton.  Hubby's brother Nate tried to make it out Thursday but couldn't get past Morris.  He is holed up at a hotel for the foreseeable future.

In lieu of any other type of merry-making, we built a fort with chairs and sheets, and are letting the kids sleep in the living room.  We told them they could stay up and watch tv til midnight.  I doubt the two littlest will make it that long.  Benjimouse just doesn't have the stamina, and Graham woke up waaaay early this morning.  I expect them both to crash this side of 11 pm.

So, a very Happy New Year to you all.  2010 was pretty good as far as years go; let's see if we can make 2011 even better.


The Apple Pie Gal said...

Happy New Year! Hope everyone makes it to/from safely!

Karen said...

So sorry your guests couldn't make it to your place. I know you look forward to visitors. Did they ever make it later??? I'll bet Simon has been bustin' his behind shovelling snow!! How much did you finally get? Happy New Year, sis!

Erin said...

I was thinking of you on that day! We were driving back from up north on the 1st and all we heard on the radio was about roads flat-out closed down on your side of the state - crazy this year! glad you all stayed warm and safe.

Jo said...

Thanks all of you! Yes, we did eventually have a celebration at our house, on Sunday afternoon after the roads were cleared (mostly). It was short but sweet!