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.


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!