Friday, January 12, 2007

Ice Storm 2007

Update: 10:20 Saturday morning. - Well, we still have electricity, so I think maybe we'll get through this one without losing our lights. It's so cold that the stuff that's falling is more sleet than ice. Good for the power lines, still bad for the roads. We have one more wave of precip. tonight and tomorrow. If we make it through that, we're golden. Cold, but golden.

Original Post - 1/12
According the the experts, we are about to get blasted, along with the rest of our state, so I'll update this periodically. It's very likely that we'll lose power, so updates may be splotchy and late. The picture is what we've got as of 12:45. It doesn't look impressive, but this is just what the weatherman called, "the first part of the first wave". We'll see what the rest of the weekend holds.

Zaya is also fighting some sort of infection. (Not strep, thank goodness) I'm glad we were able to get in to the doctor yesterday afternoon, because now we have all the medicine we'll need while we're home bound. He's been feverish for three days now. Lets hope and pray this is the last one. He's acting more normal today, so maybe it will be. It's a bad weekend to have a sick toddler. (And Mim is bound and determined to get it, too; although she may have had a mild case of it last week.)

Update: 9:45am
The rest of my dorm boys are already leaving. (One left last night.) Lots of other kids and teachers from the school are already leaving too. They cancelled Homecoming celebrations for this afternoon. It's just as well, because Zaya was going to be an attendant, but couldn't because he's sick.

Update: 12:46
DH has left work for the day and gone by the store for neccesities. Luckily the grocery store still had all the food we needed (unlike Kilikina's experience) so we should be ready. As one of our local farmers said, "Hope for the best; prepare for the worst." Words to live by.
Update: 2:30pm
DH has been home for a while now. He said there were no more scentless candles in Wal-mart. They sold out of them yesterday. The highway home was covered with black-ice. He didn't realize it until he tried to make the corner towards our little town and just slid right on past it. I'm glad he didn't try anything sudden before that. He bought tons of food and enough lamp oil for all ten of the maidens who are waiting for the Bridegroom, (see Matthew 25) although we have only one little tiny oil lamp. He says, "The technology is centuries old. Surely we can figure out how to make our own lantern." Hope springs eternal here in our icy home.
Update: 6:30
Well, we still have power so far. We'll see what the second wave does tomorrow. If I don't post anything tomorrow morning, then we're out, and I'll see everyone on the other side of the storm. Hope you're all staying warm!


Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

Yes, I know it's heading our way. I think you guys already got started...we get it in about 3 more hours....

Bramblerose said...

I hope Zaya and Mim will be feeling better real soon. We haven't gotten any snow. What's up with that? It is suppose to snow on Sunday though. We'll see.

Bramblerose said...

Glad you still have power.

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

I think on the news it showed North, and NE having possible loss of power after tonight....the storms pick up again tonight at midnight and continue throughout tomorrow (Sun)

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

I hate storms!!! We have amazingly kept our power for all the big storms here. It is amazing - so many others have lost it but our neighborhood has been spared.

I sure hope you are all spared!!!