Wednesday, January 27, 2010

1 year ago today

So last year at this time...this is what my street looked like. The 2009 Ice Storm had hit our area and me and my family were without power for 11 days. I know most of you remember what I went through. It was so hard for our town. Now looking back...we are so thankful for so many things.


This storm was not supposed to be as bad as they thought...but it came in like a fierce lion. Leaving 3 inches of ice on our trees and snow on top of that. Our utility workers could not keep up. We were declared a National disaster area. No one had phones no one had electricity...we were in a black out.


We were scared to walk outside as trees and power lines were on the ground from the heavy ice. Oh how mother nature can be so ugly.


My street on the third day.


Most of you remember my tree....it survived and so did my swing. It seems just like yesterday we went thru this...a year ago today actually.
The weatherman is declaring a Winter Storm Watch for our area for Thursday night and into Friday....several inches of snow predicted.....I have our snow suits, I have an extra gallon of milk, and we will be prepared this time....I just hope we keep electricity and there is no ice this time. I just want the kids to make a snowman and drink hot chocolate and then curl up on the couch with each other watch movies while eating snacks all afternoon....now that sounds like a plan.

4 comments:

Tina Leigh said...

I agree with your plan...now stick to it!!
Just a few years ago, we had a tornado that touched down here. Many were homeless for a long time. An older couple stayed with us for a month or so. We had minimal damage at our house so we were very blessed! It was weird tho...you could see the path of the tornado....stopped & hit here, skippeds this place, then bam, bam, bam....crazy!

Debbie said...

With the tragedy in Haitai....we were just plain lucky. A they say when you think you have it bad look around and someone else has it worse!

Christina said...

Praying that you don't get hit hard. What a mess that ice storm was. Hopefully you will be able to enjoy regular snow this time.

Susanne said...

I remember this from last year! An ice storm is not something I have ever lived through and don't ever want to. That is one thing we don't get here. I don't think even us hardy winter wise Albertans could be prepared for that. Praying your storm just is a snow storm and nothing like this.