Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ice Storm 2008

We have been without power for a few days--our neighbors all got it back last night , but we have trees down (6) over our lines so it will take a little longer. The internet & cable came back on with the power--we have a generator. So I thought I'd post a few photos I took yesterday of the destruction at our house. We were lucky that nothing hit the house or barn!
You can see the power line running along the bottom of this photo. Our entire town was without power for about 24 hours--started getting it back yesterday. We are alot better off than many because we have a generator, 2 woodstoves and a gas stove to cook on. We were supposed to go to see my family for the weekend, but that got cancelled since we can't get out the driveway!

It's nice to live in a small town at a time like this--our neighbor left one of his vehicles at the end of our driveway in case we needed to go anywhere, another neighbor took Alan to Torrrington to get more gas for the generator. And the same guy stopped a CLP crew this morning & told them about our situation--They just showed up to start cutting away the trees!

We are thankful that it didn't last any longer & are grateful for our neighbors that keep checking on us!

Looking towards the house......

P.S. 1:30 pm-Power is up & running --one of our friends just stopped by with a chainsaw ; checking to see if we needed any help clearing debris--how nice!


Vee said...

Ann, I was wondering about you and JoAnne when I heard about the storm. Thanks for checking in. What a mess! I'm so glad you're keeping warm. Keep us posted.

Jamqueen said...

Thanks, Vee! Gotta shut off the computer--they are about done with removing the trees, then will start on putting the lines back up--hopefully will be done in the early afternoon! Looking forward to a hot shower!

Isla Deb said...

Wow...I remember those days! Last week, I actually turned my heat on for the first time this season. Tonight I have my windows open. So glad you didn't have any major problems with the storm.

Life's a Beach! said...

The devastation from ice storms is always unbelievable to me! Glad that nothing fell on your house, but what a lot of cleanup just with the trees! I'm glad you have a generator and hope your power's back on by now!