Sunday, March 9, 2008

Ice Storm/Power Outage

Yesterday we experienced freezing rain throughout the day. By about 5:45 pm, the sun had about set and the power went out. It stayed out for what seemed to be a little less than 12 hours. Our home is all electric except for the water heater and stove, so where we were hit the hardest was the loss of heat & water - we're on a well. Fortunately, our good friend Sue loaned us her generator last summer and with the help of our very kind neighbor Rich, we were able to plug in the pump for the well, a ceramic space heater for one half of the first floor and one of our 2 1/2 refrigerators.

All was well until 11:45 pm when the generator ran out of gas. Sue had given me permission to call her should it run out, so I did. And she very generously braved the weather and came out here and filled the generator with fuel. She also left us with an additional 5 gallon can of fuel as back-up. Sue, you just earned your wings in my book.

At 6 am I woke up to Daniela letting me know the power had been restored. God bless all those folks who needed electric for medical/health reasons. Last night couldn't have been easy.

On a positive note, the sunlight shining through the ice covered trees sure is a beautiful thing.

1 comment:

  1. Makes me smile that you always seem able to find some silver lining in situations that others would only grumble about. Here's to looking at sparkling crystal trees... from inside your warm home!