Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ice storm - Dec. 22 - 23, 2013

Here are some photos from the massive ice storm we had just before Christmas - hundreds of thousands of people in this area (and others!) were affected - we were lucky that our power was only out for 29 hours, but others lost it for days, and even over a week.  Many people were without power for Christmas.  There was a lot of damage to the trees on our street, and it'll be a while before it gets cleaned up.  Hubby and DS2 went to work on the Monday, and I visited my neighbour who had a gas stove, so they made me a nice hot breakfast :)
 


HAHAHA we turned on the gas fireplace for heat :)  DS2 turned the recliner towards the fireplace and he and hubby warmed their toesies :)





video

The video shows hubby and DS2 taking down the one smallish branch we lost in the storm - others had more damage than we did, and will lose their trees.  We were lucky that our damage was so minor!

7 comments:

  1. OMG Sandra, this has been such a cold winter for so many. After a certain point cold is just plain toooooo cold and I don't know how people can stand it. Our area was devastated with just a drop to 5 degrees a few years ago. I need to go put on a polar fleece jacket after looking at your pics!

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  2. We are on the tail end of a very cold snap for the area. The last two days, with the windchill our temps were in the -40's F. We've had school cancelled the last two days b/c of the cold. I'm just grateful we didn't lose our power… we don't have a fireplace or anything in our house and it would have eventually been unbearable. Glad your damage wasn't too awful.

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  3. Makes me look at snow in a whole new light. Without the text in your post, the snow and ice just looks so pretty to someone who's only seen light snow on a handful of occasions.

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  4. that sounds terrible, is it still freezing over there? I did worry when we got rid of our gas stove and got an electric one that we will all die if there's a powercut....

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  5. That is unbelievably cold. So pleased you have neighbours with a gas stove. Did you have power for Christmas Day? It has been so hot here, particularly last weekend, such a contrast. Last Saturday it was 45C in my sewing room - but I wasnt in there very long. That is way too hot for sewing.

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  6. Although the photos are really pretty I can imagine it wasn't fun with all that cold. Hope things have warmed up by now.

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  7. Oh, wow! Glad that one didn't reach New York! Our pine trees would be sticks.

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