Friday, February 6, 2009

The Ice Storm

Well we made it through the ice storm. It started Monday night, January 26th. We woke up Tuesday morning and couldn't really tell the amount of ice accumulating by looking outside. By 8:30 am we lost power. We waited for a little while, but it didn't take long for the house to get chilly. Guy started calling around to ask friends if they had power or not. We debated driving to Fort Smith where Guy's mom lives, but we weren't sure if that was the smartest thing to do...driving in the ice that is. We ended up going to our friends, Sue and Gary's for awhile. It was an interesting 3 mile drive because we had to move several limbs off the roads as we went. Long story short, we hung out at Sue and Gary's until they lost power in the late afternoon. We then had to go to Fort Smith. We stayed there until Saturday. Then we moved in with other friends, Wendell and Carol, until we finally got power back this last Tuesday. What an adventure! Sure made us thankful for the power, heat and water we now have!
This was how thick the ice was on everything Tuesday got even thicker later on.

These pictures show the damage we came back home to...
Needless to say, Guy will get a lot of use out of his new chain saw!!

1 comment:

Our Three Peas said...

Oh My goodness! That is crazy! I am glad you all are safe and power is back on! Praise God! Take care and stay warm!=)