Sunday, February 27, 2011

February 27, 2011

Today we had a special Stake Conference in Bloomfield.  We were hoping to hear the details of the new Hartford temple but were found out there isn't any new information yet.  Either way it was great to be in the presence of an apostle.  Elder D Todd Christofferson was with us from the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.  After the session was over we were invited to go up and shake hands with him.  Ally could hardly wait.  She was so excited.  I was surprised at how interested she was in meeting him.  For Ansley, the highlight was definitely the bus ride over to the stake center.  Oh well, she is only 4.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Calling in the National Guard

So the town of Vernon has called in the National Guard to remove snow and ice off of all the roofs of the school buildings.  I have to say having grown up in CT I can never remember a winter in which snow needed to be removed off of school buildings and if it did we never had to call in the National Guard for help.  They have even resorted to calling parents for help and for shovels and snow blowers.  With more snow and ice in the forecast for this weekend and next week I have to wonder how much more we can take.  At this rate we may have snow on the ground until June!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

It's an icy mess!

Well they were right.  We woke this morning to sleet and freezing rain galore.  It's a disaster.  Needless to say we are off.  It is now snow day number 5  for Vernon, but I have to say if the temperature doesn't rise any today this mess is going to freeze and we can pretty much count on snow day number 6 for tomorrow.  YUCK!!  I think I'd rather have gotten Chicago's 2 feet of powder than this nasty mess.  I would also like to thank the University of Hartford for literally cancelling classes less than 20 minutes before the start of Jerry's class.  Nothing like a needless drive on the ice covered roads.

As I am blogging this post Vernon has cancelled school for tomorrow.  Snow day #6 it is!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A new month, a new storm!

Well we are 1 day into the month of February and already another winter storm.  Storm Ella started this morning with some light snow.  We are expecting a messy mix overnight though.  Here hoping our roof can withstand it because they never made it to ours to shovel any off.