Sunday, February 07, 2010
The Snow is Back
Well, looks like the weather reporters were pretty close right with this storm. They were predicting anywhere from 6" to 16" of snow for us yesterday. We got 8", but I am not complaining. Our electric went out from 3 Am Saturday morning until about 5pm last night. Our home is all electric, so thank God for the wood stoves. At least we were warm. My husband has a small generator that he plugged the fridge, and TV in, and we used an electric Foreman grill that I havent used in ages, plus the microwave. I tried boiling an egg on top of the wood stove, but it didnt want to come to a boil, so I wrapped the partially cooked egg in foil, and set it inside my wood stove next to the hot ash for 5 minutes. It worked, so I had a chef salad for lunch. There was so much snow and ice on the power and phone lines it pulled the phone line out of the house where it was attached. Luckily, it fell across the corner of the garage roof below, which reduced tension, and kept it from being pulled out of the junction box. We were out Saturday evening when then stuff hit, and in a matter of an hour, the roads were horrible. During that 30 mile drive back home, we saw about 5 wrecks before we got home. Where Oh Where Is Spring?