Wednesday, January 11, 2006



One for Joanne...
Joanne was wishing her DD a Happy Birthday- the big 3-0. She said there had been a terrible ice storm and that she nearly gave birth on a slippery slope outside the hospital doors! Fond memories, she said, but I have a feeling she wasn't being sincere. We had a big ice storm of our own, at exactly this time last year...hmmm...might be the commemoration of Joanne's DD's last year in her 20's! I don't recall anything like this ever happening around here- we're generally too far north and only have the snow part of winter. Last year was different and as it is pouring the rain out there, tonight, I suppose this year is different, also. We were out of power for nearly a week. It was rather exciting for the kids- dinner by candlelight and all. But, living out in the boonies, we have a well, and with no power, there is no water. That was the worst part. Kids make big messes and it's rather hard to keep dishes washed by melting ice. We do have natural gas and we brought in the kerosene heaters from the barn, so we stayed very warm. All told, it was a pioneer-ish experience- one we could skip for the next 30 years, eh, Joanne? It was awfully pretty, though.

6 comments:

Lucy said...

Beautifull Pictures I never have seena icestorm before. It must be very cold

Sandra said...

I've never seen anything like this - Nature sure is magnificent! What a wonderful memory for the kids later on - living sparingly that winter :-)

Sarah said...

We heard there was a baby boom in October because of this storm! He and his wife even made the Muncie paper for it!

Sarah

Laurie Ann said...

Looks like the ice storm we had about six years ago. The power was out for a week. We live in the toolies too and while our well was out, at least we have a wood stove to keep warm. After that we bought a generator and, of course, have never had to use it! But we're prepared! :)

Nines said...

Lucy- actually, it feels eerily warm. odd.

Darcie said...

Glad your kids had fun with the power outage, Nines. They sound like super kids, that for sure.

We've been having pretty ridiculous weather up here in ND too.

Thanks for going out to snap some awesome pictures for us!