Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ice Ice Baby

 This has been an interesting couple of days for us.  We awoke Monday morning to no power.  It went off around one o'clock in the morning.  Ice was thick around my house.  This is my screen door out onto our deck.  Frozen shut.  We were without power for 36 hours total.  The news said that 46,000 people in my community were out.  We were one of the unlucky ones.  Our house got down to 45 degrees inside!  It was time to break out every single blanket we owned. 
 One of the trees in our neighbors back yard used to stand does not anymore.

 I was thankful that we had a gas stove.  This is my first gas stove.  I tried igniting the flame and it would not work.  I fretted for a moment because I was going to make something warm for my family to drink and I needed to boil some water.  I figured out that I just needed a match to light the burner and I was soon in business. Who knew that I needed some electricity for a gas stove??  Not me!  I kind of felt like this guy after I got the fire going....


 Hee Hee!

 I made our little cups of hot tea and warmed up our insides. 

I offered this fellow $50.00 for his warm fur coat but he did not take me up on it.

Here he is surveying the damage outside from my sewing room..nice and toasty in his fur coat I might add.

This picture was taken from my cell phone but you can see the ice on the trees.  The girls and I thought it looked like Narnia.

What I don't have pictures of is my dear friends and their LARGE GENEROUS hearts.  I got a call on my cell phone from my sweet friend checking up on me.  She still had power and was checking up on us.  She insisted we come to her home and camp out until the power came back on.  Which we did.   And boy were we thankful!  How can you repay someone for their generous hospitality?  She and her hubby feed us yummy food and gave us a warm bed to sleep in.  Priceless I tell you....priceless.

I have been seeing women all over blog land talking about Spring and they were ready for it to come.  I am officially on that band wagon.  Come on Spring.....I am soooo ready for you!!


traci said...

i would rather have a foot of snow than ice. not good. so sweet of your neighbor to invite you all over to stay warm. hope all is getting back to normal now.

Barb said...

Oh yuck. So sorry to hear this. We lucked out and ended up with mostly snow, but they were saying we might lose power so I was trying to prepare. Hopefully the worst of winter is behind us now.

notes of sincerity said...

Oh boy Shann.
That is amazing!
What a sweet friend to have you all over, to stay warm and have meals together. What sweet fellowship you must have had.
I too think the ice covered trees looks like Narnia. It looks so enchanting. But I am sure it must have it's limits. I hope and pray that spring will come quickly for you.
Warm hugs to you my friend.
Sincerely, Trish

Jennifer said...

Wow...I am so glad that you were able to stay with good friends!! The photo of the ice looks beautiful even though it caused a loss of power. :(
I am sure you are glad to be home though. Blessings...

Kathy said...

Oh I am so sorry you lost power! How wonderful of your friend to share their home and food with you. We've lost power a few times too and once we slept on the floor in front of our gas fireplace. One of my boys thought it was so much fun he wanted to do it again! It was a memory maker! Glad you are warm again like your kitty!!