Yeah, no school today! Part II

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Real Estate Agent with Broker Associate PenFed Realty 0496522

Yesterday I wrote a post regarding SNOW DAY.  It had been raining in my area for a couple of days and the temperature was threatening to drop below freezing.  The kids had a day off from school but it was a joke.  There wasn't much ice and we all got a little bored.

Today is a different story.  It started to sleet around 8pm last night and didn't stop until about 3am this morning.  How do I know?  My electricity went in and out.  It is 21.9 so the precipitation is now a glaze on all the roads.  Now this is what I call a snow day, without the snow.  There is no chance we will leave the house today.

Yesterday was full of baking, playing Wii, watching movies, cooking a nice dinner, etc...  If I had known we would be stuck again I would have stretched out some of that fun.  Now what do we do?

This is a picture of my children and their friends enjoying a much warmer day!

Comments (22)

Kathy Passarette
Creative Home Expressions - Mount Sinai, NY
L.I. Staging/Decorating

Mel ~ Today you could reverse the order of what you did yesterday! : )

Jan 28, 2009 12:49 AM
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

Mel,

The long they're out, the better it gets ;)

Rich

Jan 28, 2009 12:55 AM
Alisha Harrison
John L. Scott, Belfair - Belfair, WA
Allyn, Belfair and Hood Canal real estate expert!

Ice days... mmmmm... you could always go sliding around in the yard. Ok, that's lame... I guess without snow to play in, having a day off school and being stuck in the house could suck. Good luck! I'd say more Wii... and eating all the yummy things y'all baked yesterday!! ~A:)

Jan 28, 2009 01:07 AM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

We are used to Cabin Fever in the North East, We get the Wood stove going light some candles and make coco with Marshmallows or Fluff. One of the favorite games we have (and the more the merrier) is Apples to Apples..5 or more make it the most fun. Good Luck Mel, hope all turns out fine. Steve

Jan 28, 2009 01:31 AM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

I gave a suggestion yesterday, and I stand firm beside that.

Jan 28, 2009 01:39 AM
Pat Whitehouse
RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va - Lynchburg, VA
Broker/Owner

Hi Melody-How you been? Missed your smiling face. Sounds like you had a good time in Texas with all the gang. Been busy myself, Thank God. Whatever you decide to do today just enjoy the precious time with your kids while they are still home. Have a great day and stay warm. :-)

Jan 28, 2009 02:26 AM
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

...snow all night here...SO...

PAJAMAS AND GUITAR HERO ON Wii ALL DAY BABYYYYYYYY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YEEEEE HAH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 28, 2009 02:49 AM
Mary PAUL, ABR, CRS,GRI, e-PRO,
RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR - Searcy, AR

We are in the midst of an ice storm too, schools are closed.  I am looking forward to spring.  The pool photo was great!

Jan 28, 2009 03:03 AM
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I may be "old fashion" but I would put the kids to work. About an hour or so and they would find something to do all day. LOL  Worked really well for me before!

Jan 28, 2009 03:26 AM
Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

Wow!  I have been reading folks updates on f/b about no school but looks like San Antonio missed it COMPLETELY!  And boy, am i glad!  KM

Jan 28, 2009 04:28 AM
John Cannata
214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

LOL  At first I thought you took the kids swimming today.  HA!

Jan 28, 2009 04:50 AM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
Broker,CLHMS,GRI

It is always so weird that we completely shut down in Texas when we have any ice and snow but then again, we are all probably safer staying home! I will admit that cabin fever sets in after only one day!

Jan 28, 2009 07:40 AM
Stephen Kappre
KW Hometown - Mantua, NJ
Helping You Home

Get the ACtive Life Outdoors game for the Wii - - - kids LOVE it and it wears them out like nothing else inside. All racing, jumping, etc. We used it extensively for my 10-year old daughters sleep-over.

Jan 28, 2009 08:15 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Mel, I am often forced out by things I have to do....which is just as well, otherwise I would get cabin fever :)  What a rough winter and you have it even worse then we do.  Hang in there...how many days until Spring?

Jan 28, 2009 10:11 AM
Neal Bloom
Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate

Sounds like a good way to occupy the time.

Jan 28, 2009 11:43 AM
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

I like to pull out the old fashioned board games when all else fails.  Have a better day today.  We have a glaze of ice here but they say it will warm up to allow us to get out so only a two hour delay this morning.

Jan 28, 2009 10:36 PM
Cameron Wilson
Labrum Real Estate - Murrieta, CA
The Short Guy - Murrieta,Temecula,Menifee Californ

Uhhhh, What's snow? You can always make prank phone calls to your friends.

Jan 29, 2009 11:02 AM
LaShawn Norden
Keller Williams Heritage Realty - Longwood, FL
REALTOR, (321) 377-0157, Your Real Estate Advocate in Central FL

Mel~ Maybe you should move to Florida where we don't have snow, sleet and all that cold stuff. Instead, we get hurricanes, which are often during the summer when the kids are out of school anyway! If you head this way, let me know...I know a good REALTOR that could help you out!

Jan 30, 2009 11:46 AM
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Mel - I hope that you were able to stay warm and busy. I bet there was a lot of dreaming about being in the pool on a hot day.

Jan 31, 2009 11:48 PM
Debbie Summers
Charles Rutenberg Realty - New Smyrna Beach, FL

Mel - I'm sure you're dreaming about those warmer times...  We've had unusually low temps in Central Florida too, I'll know we are in trouble if we get snow.

Feb 01, 2009 06:25 AM