We set up 'homeschooling camp' in my brother's dining room and enjoyed the luxury of electricity once more.
...and helping her cousin play with toys.
My brother was able to prove that he is still taller and wiser than his nephew of 12.
Studly felt he needed to educate his 'old' uncle on the current happenings in the music industry...
...and spend a little time hanging out with his cool and 'with it' aunt.
My niece had just spent a long hard day at school and swimming lessons and was re-energizing with some dinner I had prepared.
My nephew and I spent some quality time bonding (he was playing with my zipper, NOT the other that you were thinking.)
And of course, we round out the night with some high quality sword fighting (just for good measure.)
All in all, the ice has been somewhat of a blessing. We have spent more time with family and writing our own stories instead of watching them on tv. Our adventure up north will continue until we resolve all ice storm issues back at the homestead.