Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Iceman Came!

Yes, the ice came, and thankfully, now is gone. And you know what? I didn't get a single picture of the beautiful disaster.

My power was out until Saturday about 6pm, but I was able to sleep in my bed that night and everyone since. Now it's time for the chiropractic treatments to begin after sleeping on the floor and assorted other places for five nights.

I think this episode has wrought havoc on my sleeping (and eating)patterns. I was eating what I should, I was sleeping well, and then this happened. I not only couldn't sleep well, but we lay awake at night listening for the limbs to break and the ice to fall. Then there was the noise of the generator(for which I'm forever thankful) and last but not least the super heater that the Contractor uses to dry drywall and paint, etc. It sounds like a jet taking off when it comes on, needless to say it woke us anytime it kicked on.

But for my family being together, unharmed and armed with a few stories, I am eternally grateful.

I really don't know what I'd have done without my son to take me in, cook for me and keep me warm and dry. It would have been quite chilly had I been at my house. On Wednesday, when I went to check on things, it was 44 degrees in my house.

On Saturday morning, I again ventured down to my place to clean out the fridg and freezer. I hadn't lost everything, but still quite a bit. I don't have a big freezer, I just have what is above the fridg, so I'm not complaining about what I lost.

There are still many families who have no power. Some are in shelters, some are trying to stick it out and stay home.

Hopefully, things will get back to normal--whatever that is.

Hope you have had a good Wednesday. Pray for our country. Love one another.

4 comments:

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Gotta love that son, glad you are safe and warm now. It's cold here in Georgia but no ice this far south yet but it wouldn't surprise me before this winter is over what type of weather we may get. Hope your week is going good.

Flea said...

I'm so glad you stayed safe and warm and are now home. :) We didn't have it bad - just locked into the driveway for a couple of days. But toasty the whole time, and no school for nearly a week.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

i am glad you are well and safe. Hope that all remains on the positive side ... I recall when we had no power for 6 days ... oh my it was rough!
HUGS Laura

Lisa said...

I am so glad to hear you are ok. I just had a feeling since we had not heard from you that the electricity was off. Man I bet you were never so happy in all your life to have your family close by. That was truly a life saving blessing!

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