Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ice Storm '08

That's what our local Storm Team Weather crew is calling it. Our favorite reporter interviewed a youngster over in Missouri who told us (repeatedly) that it's "really cold."

Well, yes. It IS really cold. It's really cold, it's really slick, it's really pretty and it was really inconvenient being without power for a couple of days.

Even if you have a fireplace, a kerosene heater, a lot of candles and a gas stove, a couple of days off the power grid sure makes you cognizant of the many ways you rely on electricity.

Next year we're going to store some firewood someplace out of the weather ... and buying a non-electric coffee percolator.
Ev's been composing a blog post in her head since the power went out on Monday night, but her usual blogging time is during her morning coffee and she's pretty wore out right now from all the chainsawing, ice chipping, wood thawing, car extricating and shivering. So I'll just leave you with a couple of pictures of our yard and she can fill you in on the details of our adventure when she's had some time to get warm and recover her sense of humor.



Jazz said...

Ah, the joys of ice storms. Surprisingly we haven't had any thing year in Montreal - Simply tons more snow than usual.

Cedar said...

The rain is looking pretty good to me right now.