Sunday, February 01, 2009
Power Back Today, Hooray! Hooray!
Power came on at 7:40 a.m. this morning after being off since 1:00 p.m. Tuesday. Nothing like camping out for a few days. Happily we had gas heat and running water. The food in the refrigerators and freezers is ruined but no damage to the house at all that we are aware of at this time. Some people in this area were not as fortunate.
Mom basted quilting blocks by kerosene lamp and listened to books on tape and music. My sister and I spent our time reading by flashlight or candlelight. Now I know why farm folks lived by early to bed, early to rise.
The photos taken Wednesday don't truly catch the amount of ice on the trees and wires as in real life it looks like an ice fairy land. Happily that day the sun shone just for awhile. By Thursday most of the ice was gone and by Friday there wasn't a trace.
We are blessed as it could have been so much worse. Our thanks to all those workers at the electric company, the highway crews and those clearing limbs and debris. My small hometown, suffered so much more damage than we did, even though we were without power longer.
I did begin a small watercolor painting but didn't finish it as it took so long to dry. I noticed too, along the banks of the water how it looks curved even though they are actually straight because the paper curled when it dried so it needs to be flattened.
Now to catch up on what has happened in the rest of the world.