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Friday, February 27, 2009

What Were You Doing?

So, what were you doing at 5:55 AM this morning? I was outside listening to the snow ring. Really, our snow rings here! If you dig down a ways, it vibrates and glows, too. I spent about five minutes outside wondering at this marvel.

Okay, I spent about five minutes outside this morning calling my cell phone to try to find it buried in about six inches of snow. Lo and behold, I did find it after following the faint ring and it is now back in the warm house.


  1. About 11:00 last night a car got stuck on our street. We were up playing games in the living room (partying on the snow day is so much fun) so ran out to help the 20 something guy. He came walking back shortly after we unstuck him and was looking in the snow where his car had gotten stuck. Chris said, "Did you lose something?" The guy said, "Yeah, my phone." So, Chris asked for his number and dialed and we, too, looked for glowing and/or ringing snow. It apparently doesn't glow and/or ring in Bloomington.

    Also, have a great trip. You lucky duck!

  2. Dear Barb,
    Why, oh, why did you have your cell phone ON and outside at 5:55 a.m.? That's my burning question. Were you really expecting a call?!

    Besides, the snow doesn't sing, it squeaks!

  3. Ah, Jen, the plot thickens!

    Yesterday, I went to pick up Evan from co-op. The normally 20-minute drive became and hour plus drive and while I was navigating the snowy roads; my kids at home called me a couple times. Instead of putting the phone back in my pocket I set it on my lap. Well, after the grueling drive, I completely forgot that the phone was there and hopped out of the van.

    I heard something the fall, looked around, saw nothing and went inside. It wasn't until this morning (when I couldn't find my phone) that I realized that THAT'S what I heard fall yesterday. Since I wasn't sure how much charge was left on the battery I thought I better go and get it while I could still make it ring.

    And that's the rest of the story.

  4. Linda,
    Apparently phones falling in the snow is a common occurrence.

    Evan found someone's phone in a snow bank while doing his paper route, too!


  5. I'm so glad I asked. That's a great story! Glad you found your phone.

  6. I'm glad you found your phone!
    There was not as much snow down here but Jeff got stuck at work Thursday evening (his car would not start even after it was jumped) and had to sleep at his desk! Poor guy. He got home safe and sound Friday night. That snow made a lot of trouble!

  7. Oh no! Next time have him call us! We would have gladly gone and got him.


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