Thursday, February 4, 2010

6 Days and 5 Nights.....

It sounds like a wonderful trip being offered by a travel agent. But, in our case, that's how long our electricity was off - and it was no vacation. We kept warm by the fire, and by using ThermaCare Pain Relief back warmers to warm the bed. And really, it wasn't so bad. Nights got down into the teens and twenties, but the ThermaCare warmers heat for 10 hours. (although the box only claims 8) We have lots of wonderful quilts that my Mom has blessed us with over the years, and they were put to good use. And - looking on the bright side - we got to eat out nightly. I love to eat out! And, going out to dinner when the sun goes down gave us another hour or so of light!
Storms like this are destructive and inconvenient, but they are also quite beautiful! I love the look of the ice glistening on the trees. It was a real photographic opportunity. Here are just a few.
This is what your dish soap looks like when it freezes to a thick goopey gel. I took a picture of it Sunday when I noticed that it had nearly frozen while sitting on my kitchen counter. I took another picture today for comparison. We now have power and it's WONDERFUL!!!

The ice on the trees was really beautiful!

Without power there is really not much to do, and since it's warmer in the Jeep than in the house, we went for a scenic drive through the refuge.

These are the Power Lines that feed electricity to our neighborhood! The lineman were eventually able to re-route electricity to get our power on, but Lee Blvd. is still closed.


  1. O my! that is really scary. Stay Safe!

    Thank you for your comments on my blog. I have somehow disabled the ability to reply directly (duh!) :) I wanted to thank you for your tip regarding my daughter's eyes. I tried and want to try is again because it just doesn't look like her yet. I could just take a new picture but now I want to master this! LOL I wish I were near you but I am in Illinois....too far to drive! :)

  2. You guys really got hit hard! It was cold and icy, but we didn't lose our power...thank goodness! Glad to see yours is back on!!

  3. Yeah, but things could have been worse. I think some in Marlow are still without power. But, I have a new appreciation for electrical power, now! It's fantastic!

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