Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ice Storm

We did survive the ice storm this week. It started raining/icing on Monday. By Tuesday afternoon we lost power. Fortunately Brent has 4 wheel drive on his new truck, so we were able to get out. We drove around looking at all the trees that had fallen. We were lucky our neighborhood is new so we didn't have to worry about nice big trees falling on our house. So Tuesday night we slept in the living room on our mattress in front of the gas logs. Olivia Grace thought this was so much fun. In the mean time, Brent had to leave Tuesday night in the middle of the storm to go and help one of his partners family. Their basement was flooding, so he had to help. This is a picture of what he had to drive and walk through. Olivia Grace and I stayed down at the Young's until midnight. After sleeping in on Wednesday morning we ventured out again. The roads began melting but many businesses and homes still did not have power. By 2:00 Wednesday afternoon we had power again. We are VERY thankful we got power so quickly. We know many homes (Aunt Kristen/Uncle Allen included) still are without power!!

4 comments:

Circle Of Popes said...

I'm so glad you have power!!!

Baby Sara's Mom said...

ice makes those trees look so beautiful but how frustrating when you loose your power! so cold:( glad you got it back soon.

The Greenfield Family said...

Glad you survived!!! :)

The Fintons said...

Glad yall are okay. Sounds like yall have had an adventure. We have been watching it on the news in disblief. Thanks goodness for gas logs..all night?? I hate to see that gas bill. :-) Who cares, right? At least yall stayed warm! miss ya. Next time you are in LR you need to stop by.