We have had an adventure, but we are lucky, because many thousands are still without power after the ice storm.
Ice storms bring incredible beauty.
They are also beasts bringing destruction. This was Thursday.
Notice the trees and shrubs overhanging the street. We were lucky not to have trees come down and block the roadway here. Many streets and highways were blocked.
We have quite a mess to clean up in our yard.
This is today, Saturday.
With the power out we just kept the freezer shut and moved some perishables outside to our auxiliary refrigerator.
We had candlelight dinners Thursday and Friday,
with food prepped by candlelight and with the aid of the camp stove in the garage, lit but the Coleman lantern.
Friday Tom got going on shoveling the driveway so he could back the van out of the garage.
And then we were FREE! to go find a warm meal, more supplies, Internet hook up, and a movie out.
Today the street is looking better. The arterials are clear. We have power. All is well.
Wow! The first newspaper delivery in three days!
Well, we'll keep our fingers crossed that those broken branches still hanging up in the trees don't do us in again.