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Monday, June 28, 2010

It's been a while!

From Ice Storm to Summertime....
My daughter just turned 11 a few weeks ago. These are some of her best friends. They had a great time modeling for the camera!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Worst Ice Storm I've Seen

On Jan 28 we had a terrible ice storm. It sleeted ALL afternoon and into the night. We lost power all over the city within a few hours. It was 7 days before we received power and still many more do not have it yet. We are grateful to ALL the electrical crews that came in from many other states to help us return to normal. It will be a long recovery.

This tree's branches normally are 4-5 ft above my husbands head, but with all the ice, it hung to the ground. To my surprise, we didn't lose the tree. We had to trim a few broken branches but I think it will recover nicely.
This is the other side of it.

The icicles were long and stayed for about 4-5 days.

Power lines down everywhere. They just fell over and broke in half from the weight of the ice.

A traffic light broke.

It was quite an experience living without power for a week. Never thought I could do it. Thank God for generators. We mainly needed heat. We burned thru lots and lots of candles and played lots of lots of cards. The kids were super hyper from not being able to watch TV or go outside to play. We will be more prepared next time!!