If you live in New England, like I do, you become accustomed to a plethora of weather... and try to roll with the punches, because you live here... right? Well, the Ice Storm that came through last Thursday night was pretty scary. We lost power around 10:30pm that evening and went to bed under extra covers, listening to the snapping of limbs and crashing of trees in the distance... not my best nights sleep. Thankfully, any damage that we sustained was pretty minor and the most difficult part of the whole experience was entertaining three kids. =)
After "camping out" in our family room in front of the fire for a few nights, we were lucky that our power was restored at 11:00pm on Saturday night - truly, I channeled Tom Hanks in Castaway when he finally creates fire - bouncing around on the couch saying WE HAVE POWER! I can go without a lot of modern conveinences, but working toilets and hot showers is not one of them. =)
Hopefully, everyone will have their power restored soon as well - more than 300,000 homes in Mass. and NH still don't have power - and that those families at least have someplace warm to go. We had spent the day with friends in town on Saturday, they kindly took us in for showers/baths/dinner, which really helped lighten our moods... well, mine was probably the only one that needed lightening at that point. =)
I have posted a few photos that I took on Friday, after the storm. It was surreal how the entire landscape was coated and sparkling in ice.... and then the sun came out and there was a gorgeous sunset, hope springs eternal.
This will certainly be a Christmas to remember. Count your blessings today!