Friday, December 14, 2007

We're Still Alive

We've been smack-dab in the middle of that huge ice storm that flattened the midwest this week. My sister has been without power since Monday night, as has most of our city. Surrounding towns have had no power at all.

We are SO lucky to still have our power on when 90% of our city was without power. A tree limb took out our cable line, so we didn't have any tv, phone or internet until late last night when James fixed it with a $5 part from the hardware store. The line is still on the ground, but we're no longer cut off from the internet! Hooray!!!!

We're bracing for a fair amount of snow tonight. A lot of the ice melted off the trees yesterday, so hopefully that will be enough so the weight of the snow doesn't make more branches fall. We have a limb on our roof, but we don't know if it's damaged yet. I've taken pictures, so I hope to get them on here within a couple of days. There are downed limbs everywhere. It was so weird to open the door to a fairyland and hear the sounds of "gunshots" from breaking limbs.

We had plenty of food (thank you food storage), but our water storage had been neglected. That really hit home when we heard that our citywide water supply was down to two days because of the generators not working to pump the water. I filled up containers with water and got some of the last at the store, but you can bet I'm going to get my 2 week water supply very soon! It's so true how a near-disaster changes your priorities.

I'm signing off for now, and I hope that I'll be back with pictures soon.


Kimberly said... glad you guys are okay!

mindyluwho said...

I remember having a few icestorms when I lived in the midwest, but nothing like this one. My sister was without power for four days as well.