Saturday, December 20, 2008


Ice storm in the midwest. Just 1/2" of ice wreaks havoc at the homestead.

29 hours no electricity-

Makes a girl feel powerless.
We do not realize how much our lives depend on electricty. The hardest part is not knowing when the power will return.
My poor t.v. looks so lonely, doesn't it?
And not to mention poor poor Mr. 'candy' Kane, he has set up his residence in front of the only heat source. Could he look anymore pathetic?

Only makes me more behind on Christmas prepartions.

Hope everyone is safe & warm,




Anonymous said...

I know just how devasting it can be to be without electricity Julie. Back in June of 2001 we had extremely strong winds - in excess of 70 mph - that tore down trees and power lines and houses. We were without power for 5 days. No running water, had to take buckets to an artesian well for cooking and drinking water. Took our baths in a local lake. Cooked on a camp stove and tripod over a wood fire. Spent tons of $ on store bought ice and batteries.
Went to bed early. Had to set up a porta potty in our bathroom. It was AWFUL!

snowflakesoneyelashes said...

I know how you feel!! Last winter we had ice, but luckily we werent without electricity too long, and had a generator hooked up so that we had heat...but no water for showers..blah! Hope you get your power back soon...and I think that storm is heading our way, but it looks like it will miss us since I am in Southern Maryland, close to VA.

pnkgeeni said...

awww, poor doggie

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I can truely identify! We had a terrible ice storm January 2007. We were without power for five days! The worse part was the destruction of the poor trees!
Hope it doesn't go out on you again!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Oh no--I pray your electric gets back FAST! That sucks. We've had that happen a few times before, once for almost 4 full days, and it was horrible. I'm really sorry, but I had to chuckle at Mr. (candy) Kane--he does look a little pathetic! Keep your chin up :o)
Smiles, Karen

Cathy said...


I am so sorry to hear you lost power. This is terrible. Many, many New Englanders have lost power for over a week now. Luckily we happen to miss the ice storm that caused it.

Yesterday was DH's birthday and it was quite the storm here too. I think he went out and plowed our little driveway at least 4 times.

I hope everything gets back to normal for your holiday celebration.

xo Cathy