Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Got ice?

I've got ice. Lots and lots and lots of ice. I'll have photos tomorrow. Dial-up and photos aren't a good combination. Suffice it to say for today that if I've ever had a worse ice storm, as far as the amount of ice, I don't know when it was.

I measured the ice on my car, once I got to the point where I could start to remove some of it. It's 3/8 of an inch thick. I needed a blow torch to get through that ice.

So far, I still (cross fingers) have power, though with wind supposed to start before the ice melts, that may not last. In fact, I don't really expect it to.

The first time I ventured outside, I wasn't even off the deck when I hear a crack and expected to hear a tree fall. It wasn't a tree. It was a transformer. It stank for minutes afterward. I think something got in there looking for shelter and got zapped. It's been that kind of day.

2 comments:

Lynne said...

Wow Carolyn! You sure do seem to get the ice storms. Take care of yourself. Do you have back-up heaters or a generator?

Cathy said...

Yikes! you got worse than me. I got a good dose of ice too plus an inch of snow.

Stay safe!