Friday, December 09, 2005

Snow Day

All week they were predicting snow for yesterday afternoon (I should have checked with Homer for the most official forecast). Anyway, we rushed out to buy milk, eggs, canned carrots (don't laugh -- Jonathan loves cooked carrots!), and some other stuff. I could tell we weren't in Kentucky, because the store wasn't packed with panicked shoppers, desperate to buy the staples in front of the 2-4 inches of snow. But as we drove home, visibility was extremely limited. Never dangerous, but pretty snowy!

We were oringally going to have a date night and see Harry Potter, but the snow made us decide that we would be better off staying in. After all, we would have had to drive on unplowed snowy, drifty roads after dark. No sense tempting fate.

So after Jonathan went to bed, we played three games of Ticket to Ride. For those who are uninitiated, Ticket to Ride is a strategy game in which you are attempting to make rail connections across the United States (there is also a European version that has you (surprise, surprise) going all across Europe, and though I haven't played it (I was busy watching the Monday Night Football game between Indianapolis and whoever their hapless victim was that day), it seems different enough from the original and includes enough different strategies to be worthwhile). Anyway, you have to draw cards to tell you which railpaths to take, and then you have to draw cards to enable you to build your paths, but there are only so many ways you can get from one place to another (especially if both (or all; up to 5 can play) people are trying to get to the same destinations. Anyway, all of this to say, I actually won once. I wasn't even close to winning the first time I played...

After we finished our games, we headed outside to shovel. Now, for some that's a horrible chore, but we both kind of enjoy it (especially since Tara bought a new shovel this Fall). We ended up talking to the neighbors (the kids were excited because of the prospect of no school today), and then we got to go for a ride on the 4 wheeler. Of course, we were very safe on it. Just like when I drive a Waverunner.

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