The snow is insane. We usually get 2-3 inches at a time. Five inches here is considered a lot of snow.
This time…we got about 18-20 inches in 24 hours.
My county has done a really good job of clearing the roads. We aren’t typically prepared for so much snow, so our county only owns four plows for hundreds of miles of road, but this time they hired private workers to plow.
The Toyota factory has miraculously let workers not come in for the past two days. (Thursday and Friday) They give you a couple of options. You can come in and do busy work, you can use a paid vacation day, or you can not come in and not get paid but it doesn’t count against you at all. So Tyler has been home for two days!
Tyler also got his CPAP machine today, which I am excited about. He’s excited too and planning on using it nightly.
Back to the blizzard–check out our snow!
The kids had never seen such deep snow in their entire lives!
It was too deep for them to walk, except for Rosie and her long legs. Henry LOVED it.
Don’t even ask me where his coat and gloves were.
Where’s his face??
Henry didn’t want to come in, but we were worried he was going to get frostbite! He was at least wearing two pairs of pants and two pairs of socks…
Tyler would like everyone to know he is not actually that fat, it’s just his sweater and the way he’s bending. ;)
Icicles are pretty, but I think they’re a sign we need gutter work…
Eating snow once we drug him inside…
Tomorrow we’re going to Cincy to meet up with this guy I found on Craigslist (I know, I know…) who has hundreds of types of cichlid fish. He’s in the process of setting up a store. He seems really nice. He’s going to show us all the fish he has for sale and help us figure out what will be compatible in our aquarium.
It turns out I did succeed in getting all Malawi Cichlids, because I read they needed to be from the same area to thrive together, but I got aggressive and timid ones that will kill each other as they mature. Whoops. I could already tell it might be a problem when I found the Bumblebee Cichlid had nipped the tails off of almost every other fish. :(
We’re going to have to sell or give away a few of the fish and narrow down exactly what we want. I discovered these amazing 10 inch cichlids called Blue Dolphins that I desperately want to be my centerpiece fish in the aquarium. Dave the fish guy from Craigslist has a few baby ones for sale. He said he will help us plan what will go with them, though it’s iffy to have them in only 90 gallons. If they won’t fit I will plan for a larger tank one day in the far future.
Here’s what they look like:
I’m sad we have to sell the pretty yellow lab, and well…all of them except the jeweled ones if we want to go the route of the peaceful Blue Dolphins. But…I think it will be worth it. Cichlids have such personalities, we’ve all gotten attached to the few we have right now.
Tyler is also enjoying the aquarium a lot. It’s nice to actually be interested in something together. That rarely happens. He’s excited about driving an hour and a half one way tomorrow morning to visit a random man with a billion fish I found on Craigslist? Really!
I have high hopes that the CPAP will be good for him. He might go back to being the person he used to be when we started dating instead of someone sullen and unattached. Just getting the diagnosis of severe sleep apnea has made a huge difference in his entire attitude. We shall see how the first night with our new bedfellow CPAP goes tonight.