Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ice Storm Hits Morning Wood Acres (and the rest of Floyd County)

Destruction of tree limbs due to ice stormImage via Wikipedia
Sorry for the late posting today. We had a freezing rain event here last night and the power cut out at about 3am. No power means no water, since we're on a well. No electricity = no pump = no shower = one smelly Rev.

I came into work early to get cleaned up (whore's bath in the rest room) and brought the trusty lap top to update the blog via the "borrowed" wi-fi from the real estate office next door.

Having been through this at least 3 times a year for the eight years we've had Morning Wood (pun intended), we have plenty of emergency supplies stocked up. The gas logs in the fireplace keep the house warm and the stove and oven are gas as well. We have rechargeable flash lights and lanterns at the ready and a radio that's powered by a generator with a wind-up spring.

It was a pretty drive in, with the sun coming up and glistening off the ice covered mountain ridges. The ealy morning mist over the farmland gave everything a surreal look. Like something familiar, yet alien at the same time. I didn't have my camera with me, but this pic from the web will give you an idea of what it's like this morning. Temps are supposed to be in the 40's and 50's today, so it should all be gone soon.
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1 comment:

  1. Ice is the worse. A couple years ago we had one storm where we lost power here in Roanoke for about 12 hrs...yes..thank goodness for those gas fireplaces.When I lived in Massachusetts it was like once a week. When I lived in Phx it was a matter of surviving 6 months of 100 plus after day after day with very little rain, but some nasty monsoon-dust storms.(why does man try to build and live in the desert..?)


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