Friday, January 20, 2012


Hi, everyone. 

Tom shoveled the driveway enough so that we could get the car out, and we are now at Panera enjoying a warm place, warm food, and Internet!

We lost power at noon yesterday.  We built a fire in the fire place, lit candles, and set up the camp stove in the garage to heat soup for dinner last night along with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  We HAD to eat the ice cream in the freezer for dessert.

We had the house at about 58 yesterday evening, but today the best we can do is 51. With heaps of blankets on the bed we were warm, if somewhat entombed.

Josy the Cat is quite confused.

The ice storm lasted all day yesterday and it remained freezing overnight, but it is now raining lightly and trying to reach 40 degrees.  It's a big mess, with trees limbs down everywhere, including in our yard and driveway.  We'll have lots of clean up to do.

It's time to hit the road, and go in search of more fuel for the camp stove and the van.  We're thinking maybe dinner out and a movie this evening.

There will be pictures later, when we get power back, which may be now or Sunday evening.  Who knows.


  1. Oh I'm so sorry you've lost power. We've been fortunate and kept ours. And the internet just came back on. Stay warm and safe. PS I posted pics of some of the damage the ice caused in our neighborhood too.

  2. Happy to hear that you and Tom are safe and have been successful at trying to keep warm. I was watching it on the news and thought of you. What movie did you choose?

  3. I also want to know what movie you chose. I'm going to see "The Artist" tomorrow...

    So it hit you, too. I should have known that is why we haven't had any pictures today. Hope Josy is all right, how can I already love that cat so much? But I do...

  4. I've been watching for your post this afternoon. I'm not surprised to hear you're without power. Hope that changes real soon.

  5. wow, you are just like pioneers...preparedness counts in this kind of situation. Hope the power comes back soon.

  6. We had an adventure too. We drove to Tri-Cities so the spouse could go to the doctor and they closed the interstate behind us! We hung out at Barnes and Nobles and did some shopping and the road finally opened. It is like a giant ice skating rink here, but at least we have power. I hope you get your's back soon.

  7. Oh no.... I just saw something about this on the news this evening and hoped it didn't affect you. Doggone it! I wish you could come here. I understand my daughter is being walloped in Chicago too.


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