Turns out that was a wise choice. The snow was falling by mid-day and JT headed out to play. He was delighted by this turn of events because he loves to play in the snow. I was worried.
As the evening came on, the snow kept falling, and the winds picked up. Another piece of trim blew off my house. Our lights flickered around 7 pm and then at 8:30, everything went dark. It would be fair to say that I rather lost my mind at that point. We took to our beds and I let despair lull me to sleep. Around 1:30 am I was awakened by the brightness of the hallway light. At first, I thought it was just a dream. Then I sat up and realized that it was a dream come true. The lights were back and my house never even had time to get cold again. I shot downstairs to check out my neighborhood's glowing porch lights and plug in JT's iPad. Then I returned to bed with a most happy heart.
This morning the winds are gone and the sun is already melting our fresh snow. I can afford to be cheerful. Mother Nature, if you are reading, I get it. You can count on my support in this whole global warming debate.