With a couple of feet of snow on the ground and another storm headed our way, I should be giving thanks that we have power. These storms have really only presented a novelty to my family, a minor inconvenience, not a trial. Yet I just learned that 100,000 Iowa households have been without power since last weekend.
I am giving thanks, now, and praying for the safety of those who have lost power.
UPDATE AT 12:00 PM: We've had just a lovely morning. Intermittent sunshine, gentle breeze petering away to nothing. The school just called, though, and is sending the kids home early. Evidently the storm is nearly upon us.
UPDATE THURSDAY MORNING: It's so beautiful this morning. Warm, drippy, the air smells good and the snow is compacting quickly in soft rain. No ice. No slippery sleet. Just beautiful. So they canceled school. In fact they rearranged finals for the third trimester and told the kids not to come back to school till Tuesday! We are now looking at school well into June, with the last day being the first Tuesday of June, if we have no other weather days. *sigh*