I had heard a storm was coming Thursday and, when it didn’t arrive, I thought it was the weather version of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”. Snuggled tightly in bed on Thursday night, I had no idea what would appear by Friday morning….
Waking up to no power was not fun! After making sure multiple layers were the norm, I set out in search of some food that wouldn’t need to be cooked. I also didn’t want to open the fridge because who knew how long the power would be off?
Getting into the car itself was quite the chore! I wish I had a photo of the 2 inches of solid ice over the lock and the handle but, to be frank, I was too busy trying not to get soaked to the skin or blown away (good news….the weight I’m still working on losing did me a favour by keeping me on the ground!).
Driving through town was absolutely crazy – there were power lines down all over the place and a crazy number of broken trees. Crews were everywhere trying to get things fixed!
So I wanted to take some pictures to share how wild the storm was! I apologize for the quality of my photos – I took them with my iPod (you’ll notice my mirror in at least 1 photo as well – as much as I adore you all I wasn’t getting out the car for the most part!).
After returning home with food and drink, there was no way I was going out again until the storm subsided!
A few hours later, the power decided to come back on and bring with it all the amenities that we often take for granted (light, tv, internet, HEAT!).
I know people still talk about what they were doing during the blackout of 2003 (and I still remember too!) but I think people will be talking about the “ice storm of 2013” for years to come!
I hope that everyone has stayed safe and those without power will have return quickly!
(P.S. Fiscally Frugal Fridays will return next week — it was preempted by the ice storm!)