My world has been snowy and icy this week! It began Thursday evening with snow and had changed to sleet by Friday morning. Late morning it was raining hard and I thought - great, it will warm up and melt the snow. I noticed it was sticking to the trees and then the power went out! We had been through this before so my husband started the generator and we plugged the heater, refrigerator and TV in. Four hours later the power came back on. Yay..we just unplugged it all and bang! Out again and this time for three days! Even with the generator, it was like camping and very stressful on us and the cats. No water was the main issue.
We heard loud cracks and pops coming from the ridge behind our house but at night could not see what was coming down! Luckily nothing hit the house.
You could see the younger trees bending over with the weight of the ice and then snow on them. These are the healthy trees that survive without breaking. The older less supple ones are the ones that break or go over.
It appeared that just our small section of the mountains (higher elevation) got the ice and the rest of our area got rain which melted all the snow. If we drove 5-6 miles down our road, there was no snow, ice or anything on the road, yards. Our road, in contrast, looked like something out of Narnia!
Without the untiring efforts of the electric company and the tree service guys we would have been without power for more days. Boy am I glad I convinced my husband to buy the generator after our last power outage in Dec. 2009!
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