Well - I am typing at my mom's house - we are without power for the 7th day in a row - the ice storm knocked the power box off our house last Tuesday night. We had ice on Tuesday but it was "warm and cuddly - pretty" ice! Then came the UGLY ice!! That night we watched/heard 100's of frozen branches and trees crash down in the neighborhood around us. We, fortunately, have a gas log fireplace in the family room and a gas stovetop and water heater so we are keeping clean and eating. The power is slowly turning on around us - our neighborhood is still dark! The boys started back to school today -
Back in September when we lost loads of shingles on our roof (Hurricane Ike) there were power outages for several days - 200 power poles were knocked down in that storm - THIS storm knocked down 2,000 poles! It will be some time before everything is back to normal - 19,000 of the 26,000 customers of OMU were out of power at one time!
Gotta dash - can't tell you how nice it was to feel a keyboard under my fingers (even if for just a few minutes)!!