No power on Christmas Eve

December 24th we go up to my dad’s for Christmas with him. This year I went up with my best friend and my sister. Before we left the house we knew he didn’t have power because of the storm so we had to dress warm, the only problem was it was the coldest night out of the week (-14). We left the house and went to a Tim Hortons by my house, when we got there it was jammed and the drive-thru was closed. We left and went to a different one, when we go there the line up for the drive-thru was long but we waited. When we were in line I remembered that I forgot my rum balls I made for everyone – we went back to my house to pick them up. Finally, we were on the road to my dad’s, which is a 45min drive. By the time we got there the sun had just gone down and it was dark, you could still kind of see the trees when we noticed that the big tree house we had was crushed because the tree fell over. Inside the house was pitch black, I couldn’t see where my dogs were and I don’t think they are like cats where they can see in the dark so you trip over them. My dad put the fire place on and lit all the candles – thank god my step mum has an obsession with candles. The house was freezing, none of us ate so we literally ate two whole chickens they bought from the store then we opened our gifts. 

We made my step mum, dad and step brother open theirs first and explained everything, my best friend opened hers next and then finally we opened ours. I hope I can remember everything they got me but I’m going to try. I got nail polish, perfume, two roots t-shirts, one roots sweater, two movies I believe, socks, eyeliner, lip scrub, a photo album, old bottle of coke, Blue Jays book, and The Great Gatsby book. 

From my best friend (since I opened it at my dad’s house), I got a yoga block, yoga ban, yoga DVD, Nutella cook book, Nutella, cookie spread, and a wooden spatula. 

After we opened all our gifts my step mum and brother were both so cold that they went to their friends house to warm up and sleep. My dad stayed with us and chilled until he could no longer stay awake – which was pretty early since he worked the night before – we said goodbye and left. 

Before we got into the car my dad told us to look up. Since the power was out in that little town the stars were so wicked, you could literally see all of them because he was a clear night too. It was actually so cool to see. 

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(Above – this is the tree house the fell down, it use to up standing up right and there was a slide on the other side of it.)

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(Above – this is some of the food we ate and candles we had so we could see.)

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(Above –  it was -14 inside the house, the whole time we were there even when we opened our gifts we had our winter coats on, with hats and mittens.)

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