I love my smart phone. I'm able to snap quality pictures with it which is important with two young kids. I use it to video chat with my family. It shows me the weather.
Normally, the temperature is shown in a blue box at the top of my phone. But today, it turned red. And that means one thing. Nasty weather is on the way. A winter storm warning with a possibility of ice accumulation and 6+ inches of snow.
We didn't run our to buy up all the toilet paper or bread (I'll be baking that tomorrow). No, we spent the day at my mom's house splitting firewood. And by we were splitting, I mean Dan and my step dad while the kids hung out with my mom and I.
Living in a passive solar home, we rely on the sun as our main heat source. And how wonderful it feels when the sun does shine! Our woodstove is our secondary heat source, but it has seen a lot of use this winter. With the polar vortex and sub zero temperatures, parts of this winter have been down right brutal. And so we have burned through most of our wood. So, it feels wonderful knowing that a truck full of wood is in our garage ready to keep us warm this week and hopefully for the rest of winter as well.
And while we were gone, this crazy thing happened not far from our house!