Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I Love Normal

Well, things seem to be returning to normal here in Louisville. Last week, an ice storm caused the second largest power outage in Kentucky history (second to only Hurricane Ike from last fall). It's still really cold, and giant mounds of plowed snow still remain, but most people in town have their power back. We never lost ours, but several friends and family did, and as a result we had quite the full hosue this weekend. Having 6 adults and 5 kids (3 of whom are under 10 months old) in a 2 bedroom, 1 bath house (the full basement was our saving grace) was quite an adventure, but at the end of the day it was also a lot of fun. Watching the kids play together, cooking massive amounts of food, and a great game of Risk (my wife won, she always does) highlighted a great 6 days. However, it was also quite nice to head home yesterday from work to find my wife and daughter as the only people home. I had a great, quiet evening that involved some great time relaxing with my family and a substantial amount of sleep. You know the old phrase, "You don't know what you've got 'till it's gone?" Well, today, I'm feeling more like, "You don't know what you've got 'till everyone else is gone."

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