Well we have so far survived the cold snap that passed through our little corner of the world.
Single digit degrees! Not heard of in my lifetime - not that it is very long of a lifetime, but still...
No broken pipes in our home thankfully; we stayed cozy with our woodstove working overtime and using all the wool blankets.
The kids' school didn't fare so well. We got the alert phone call late Sunday evening that a water main had broken, and 6 inches of water filled the middle school. So now they have 2 more days off.
What do i do with 2 teenagers home for the day when not expected? Put them to work of course. (In their spare time, the girls hung Christmas lights around the windows.)
A brilliant friend suggested I promote the 2 teens to substitute teachers for the day. So I did. Brilliant!
It got off to a shaky start, since they are new to this, but I think they got through the work. We'll address the whole who-is-in-charge issue if we do this again tomorrow.