Wednesday, January 07, 2009



They were calling for an ice storm yesterday. It was supposed to start yesterday afternoon. Evening activities were all cancelled. We got a drizzle. Not frozen, just rain. Bah, another warning for nothing. The power blinked a few times, so I figured it must be icy up in the hills where people aren't being careful driving. No big deal. We watched tv, surfed the net, went to bed.

This morning I was woken by the sound of my 4 yo coming to tell me the night light wasn't working. Sigh, such big news that it was worth waking me up for, huh? But when I went to see what time it was, I realized why the light wasn't working. The power was out. Ugh! The boys were freaking out, because they like to get excited about everything, lol, but I figured we'd have lights again within a half hour. Then I looked out the window. Oooohhhh, that's why the power is out! Overnight the rain DID freeze, lol. How pretty! But then again, a PITA! No lights, yes, but also no heat, and no water. Ugh. And for how long, since the electric company will have a tough time fixing things while they are all still frozen. We snuggled on the couch and read books, and some of the boys got out a board game. In the end the power was only out for about 3 1/2 hours, and it didn't really get much colder in the house. If the power had been out overnight that would have been worse, because we have our thermostats set to turn back at night. Luckily it was already up to 61 inside when the heat went off. In 3 hours, it only went down to 60! Nice to have a house with 8" thick walls!


I ran out to get some pictures of the ice covered trees, but it was COLD! The thermometer said 33, but it felt more like 3. Something about that breeze blowing through the icy branches right at me LOL.


1 comment:

Kristin said...

Ah, Gretchen, a girl after my own heart -- I'd be out snapping pics, too! LOL. It IS pretty, but definitely a pain. There have been a few serious ice storms here in NH, but none have really affected us yet. I'm glad your power was out for just a short while and that you have such great insulation!