Wednesday, January 27, 2010
In November of 2007, on a Sunday morning, the power went out due to a massive rain/ice/snow storm. Nobody was prepared. After lucking out and finding some gas, I stuffed clothes in garbage bags in the pitch black dark and drove four hours to my parents' with the kids. Rick stayed behind to take care of the house. He basically layed in bed fully clothed with a stocking cap and gloves to stay warm. The power came back on three days later at our house, and up to ten days in others. We lost thousands of tree limbs, several trees and a fridge and freezer full of food.
Guess what's headed our way ... the exact same weather pattern! It's supposed to start early tomorrow morning and dump massive rain, sleet, ice and then 10-12 inches of snow on us, all in a 24-hour period. They are predicting massive power outages again.
Rick wants me to get us prepared to leave first thing tomorrow morning, just in case. To complicate matters, we have three baby puppies who shiver uncontrollably if the temps in our house get below 70 degrees. Their little bodies cannot handle freezing temps in the house. So, we have to take them with us. I could hear the disappointment in my mom's voice when I broke the news to her.
So, I am off to get prepared for the great ice storm of 2010. Luckily I went to the store yesterday and stocked up (at that time just thinking I was going to be housebound with 4 kids for several days because of no school), because I hear you can't buy a roll of toilet paper, loaf of bread or gallon of milk anywhere in the city (can anyone say PANIC??!!)
Wish us luck!
Posted by Nicole at 9:12 AM