Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Last Thursday we got a really wicked ice storm that left us without power until yesterday. We are one of lucky ones, as most people we know are still without power. We had no heat, water, or electric which was pretty scary at first as our house began to get colder and colder. Nicholas and I spent the night at our friend Kim's house on Friday night because she had a wood burning stove that pumped heat while Chris tried to keep the house warm enough to keep the pipes from freezing with a fire in our fire place. Luckily, we got our hands on a kerosene heater which kept our downstairs at a cozy 66 degrees. So we had a slumber party in our living room for a few days. Once we knew that we could keep warm, it was actually fun! As exciting as it was, we were very happy to get power back! I hope everyone else gets power back soon too!
Of course my camera only had enough charge in it to get one picture, but it was honestly the prettiest site we have ever seen. (Except for the downed tree and power lines that looked like a scene from WWIII!) Now I know where they came up with the silver tinsel for the trees. We were truly walking in a winter wonderland...