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Ice Storm December, 2013

Our Frugal Family Ice Storm Dec 2013

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Post updated Wed, 12/11:

A winter storm hit our area beginning Thursday afternoon, dropping around 4 inches of sleet. Schools were closed Friday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. I’m thankful we’re all home, warm, have plenty of food, and haven’t lost power. Stay safe.

Our Frugal Family Ice Storm Dec 2013

Camden tried several “sleds,” including a cookie sheet, cardboard, and this swimming pool float. The float won.

Our Frugal Family Ice Storm Dec 2013

Tiger stayed warm bundled in his soft blanket.

He has a rough life.

Our Frugal Family Ice Storm Dec 2013

Christmas lights look better with a white blanket of ice. :)

Day off…

Today we had a day off from school. I can assure you that I may have been happier than my students. All we’ve heard on the news since Monday was that an ice storm was approaching. The build-up from the meteorologists was infectious – the students were all hopeful to not have school today. I was also hoping for the same as I had a fairly long day planned, with an hour long meeting scheduled after school today.

Diet news – I have lost 11.4 pounds since I began my diet on January 4th. I have found it fairly easy to keep track of my food intake with the iPhone application mentioned in an earlier blog post. The only time I have difficulty sticking to the diet is when free snacks are offered at work. Last weekend was the science fair – the coordinator had a table full of my favorite

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