Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Caught in an Ice Storm!
Well,this is what you would see if you took the scenic route around our town! It's a mess! There are power lines down all over the place due to the heavy ice we've been bombarded with the last couple of days. Work crews are out full force.
I went out and shoveled for a short while until the snow/ice got so heavy my legs started to get wobbly! I moved my car over in the driveway and when I rolled the window down there was a sheet of ice that stayed completely intact! The trees are covered in a thick crystal-like ice resembling chandeliers, it is really quite magnificent but destructive. The power went out on Tuesday morning, we had ours restored within hours but the western half of the Island and a few other areas are still without. We're OK even if it does go out because we have a wood stove in the wreck room so we would just move what ever we need down there. Our cable and Internet were out for a couple of days and *sniff* I really missed you guys! We opened our home to a few people at our Church who are out of power, and the church is putting on a nice warm dinner to feed those who are still powerless. Hopefully they will all find a warm empty bed to stay in for a couple of nights or so. Sounds like it may take a few days to have the power fully restored. I just had the weather network on and they were saying that China has had some unusual amount of snow as well, they said that there was 25cm in some places, trains and airlines have delayed transportation, and 11 major highways are closed. The are predicting it to get worse over the next few days. Hope everything is going OK with any agencies that may have groups there right now.