1.28.2010

Laura Ingells I am not...

We live in Oklahoma and if you have been watching National weather reports then you are probably aware that we are in the path of an ice storm.

A few years ago we barely survived an ice storm that left us cold and in the dark for days. We weren't prepared for loosing power, no firewood,no water bottles,no manual can opener,no water in the tub to flush toilets, no internet, ONE flashlight, no battery operated tv...

We, which actually means Eric had to cut wood from our backyard as tree limbs broke and fell, we lived in our den around the fireplace, playing charades during the day time and telling stories at night to the kids, it was fun in a Laura Ingells kinda way...for ONE day, after that I was so over the no power and now I know I could never have made it 'way back then' yanno when there were outhouses and horse and buggy's and and and...

Ask me if I am prepared for this storm...go ahead I'll wait...

Sorta kinda...we have wood ready to go, we have non-perishable food-including water bottles, all my laundry is caught up-cuz you gotta have clean undies and the dishes are done. I even found our old landline corded phone...I hope it is all for 'naught...

If we loose power I will not be able to check in and announce/contact the winners of the SeeHere contest on Friday-

I will leave you with some photos of our last debilitating ice storm *shivers*



























My confession for today: brrrrr it's cold outside



39 comments:

  1. I just got back from camping. It was about 40 degrees at night, but there was a crosswind from the lake.

    I WAS COLD.

    I know, I'm a Texan. It's painful, but true.

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  2. I hope your power stays on! We lost power from a big wind storm from Ike. We were ok with water and food, but it was really weird. We just sat around looking at each other. It felt like being in limbo.

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  3. Thinking of you and hope you miss most of the mess! Charge your cell phones!

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  4. ugh....i know what you are saying!!!!! when we lost ours a couple of years ago for 3 days, 3 kids, 2 dogs, no heat......need i say more?!?!!? i have my fingers crossed that you do not have to use any of what you are stocked up on!!!!! and that life goes as planned!!! take care!!!!

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  5. Hope it's all for naught, as well. We have two generators and hubby wants to fire them up if the power's been out for five minutes! Boys and their toys! Good luck!

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  6. Fingers crossed you don't loose power. Here I though our rain storm was bad....no way I could do a ice storm LOL

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  7. oh girl! I FEEL your pain!!! I liked in BA during the last ice storm - now I'm out a little further east - but will still get the effects of it, I'm sure (since I'm only 30 miles east!) And I feel SOOO bad for the Amish people who live just a couple miles down the road from me!? How do they do it on a DAILY basis?

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  8. I'm ok being snowed in but I hate losing power!

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  9. I wish some of that weather was coming a little farther north. We still haven't had a good winter storm!

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  10. I'm wishing it would snow here! Lol... I'm from Louisiana (now live in NC) and it hardly ever snows there so when it snows here in NC I'm outside like an idiot yelling "It's snowing, it's snowing!!" Lol...

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  11. OH MY LAWD! That is some ice girlfriend. I hope you stay safe and warm (WITH POWER!) :o)

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  12. I hope that it is not as bad as back then. We didn't lose power then but I hate to count on being lucky all the time.

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  13. Most of our family is in TULSA and I have my fingers crossed that the ice doesn't do it's "thang", but like you, I think they are prepared. Brrrrr. My Mom was 79 when the last ice storm hit and she spent an entire week w/o elec. and all alone. She refused to go be with family who had elec., so I worry about her. Good luck!!

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  14. Ice storms are awful! I hope you guys don't get one. We don't want it, either, so I hope it dies at the Red River.

    Stay warm!

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  15. Oh my gosh that is cold! The whether has been horrible everywhere this winter, I hope it warms up soon.

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  16. We spent all day yesterday battening down the hatches..we have our gas grill in the garage (it has a side burner) for cooking and firewood in the garage! Hope you make it thru safe and sound!

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  17. I hope the storm passes you by with little issue! Being without power is a nightmare! Wishing you the best!

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  18. We already lost power for about 3 hours today. Fortunately, it is back on and dh now has the generator gased and ready! A few limbs are falling, but the ground temp is okay. Hoping everyone gets home safely this evening before the roads freeze.

    Are we having fun yet?

    from the polar apocalypse....in east central Oklahoma....is this what global warming means?

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  19. I feel for you--my sister-in-law and fam live in Edmond OK and I was just wondering about them.
    We are supposed to have snow here but who knows how much. the news is coming on now.

    Good Luck.

    Melinda

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  20. those photos are spooky! i don't want that to happen to you again! i could barely stand the thought of you having an entire afternoon of no water.

    keep us posted if you can. i will look for smoke signals in the sky

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  21. You all had it bad. We don't have any trees in our yard. That was frustrating when we moved in three years ago, but I appreciate it now.

    I'll call you if I run out of water. :)

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  22. EEKS! Stay safe, stay warm, and stay electrified dammit!

    Justine :o )

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  23. I feel ya sister! We had one the first year we were in Kansas City and it was HORRIBLE!!
    Stay warm!

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  24. Brrr. I hope that tree isn't close to your cars. It looks like it's really starting to droop a bit.

    Praying for sunshine for you!!!

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  25. Good thing you are now prepared in case any power outages happen! Get some spare batteries as well for your flashlights.
    Hope this storm isn't as bad. Stay safe!

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  26. Oh chica! I hope you keep your power!! Be safe!

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  27. And then after it leaves you, it's coming to see ME!!

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  28. babes i feel the pain...i hate cold so much
    and we have been getting way too much of it here in central texas too.
    but...if it hits ya, just burrow in and stay warm as possible. gosh no internet? isn't that a form of torture?

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  29. That is some impressive ice, but it's OK because you have clean undies :)

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  30. Did you make it thru the snow? It's so pretty! We ventured out last night in it and it's just beautiful! We had no power out. I saw you were in education, I am too! I work for one of the large districts in OKC!

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  31. Its cold and snowing here too. I hope you keep your power. Its too cold for no heat!

    Stop by and pick up an award <3

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  32. I lived down there 20 years ago and it was the same damn thing. I still remember Having to catch water melting off the roof to flush the toilet...irritating!

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  33. I hope it was all for naught.

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  34. Hope all's well in your neck of the woods.

    Ice storms are the worst. Even here in Ottawa, ice storms bring the city to a halt, with thousands without power, etc. Scary stuff, Mother Nature is.

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  35. Holy cow! That's crazy and so far from anything we would ever experience here. Stay safe.

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  36. Wow........i know it's a pain in the neck, but wow, is it pretty.

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  37. Oh my gosh!!!! I couldn't deal with that I don't think. I can't stand the heat here, but that is like the way other extreme. An ice storm???!!??

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  38. The ice storms here really are fearsome!

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