Thursday, January 19, 2012

right again...

So, I'm writing this from my phone because we're in the middle of an ice storm! We've mad the news big time! This time of the year it's usually the Midwest or east coast that gets all the attention but nope it's us north west folks!
The weather man said there was going to be an ice storm and just like before with the 14 in of snow he was right! Durn it...I would have liked him to be wrong!

We lost our power about 8am and Ben and I ate some breakfast to the morning light. He did some homework reading as I went out and scraped the truck in case we went anywhere. I also shoveled the sidewalk, again, to make sure there was a clear path for Ben. Came inside to a warm Starbucks coffee my brother delivered and then cleaned up the house a bit.
Ben beat me by one point in the game Sorry but I think he cheated...I want to think he did but of course he didn't!

As I looked outside I saw branches down everywhere. The trees were loaded with ice! Beautiful bit you didn't want to be standing anywhere near them! Remember in the last post how I said when we were coming home yesterday and a tree branch hit the back of the truck?? I didnt think that it did any damage until I saw it today...hopefully insurance will cover OT with no deductible!

Later in the afternoon we went to my older brothers house. He pretty much lives the furthest out of town but they had power! We chilled, ate and played games.
We are now home in bed with piles of blankets! Is it normal to see your breath when youre in your bed?? Well Ben must be warm and fine because he's currently talkin in his sleep and he never does this! I have candles lit and will be using a head lamp soon to read a bit as I warm up!
If I could move the candles closer to keepe from seeing my breath I would! We thought about a hotel but they either didn't have power or they were full!

Checked the power company am they said parts of the city were to dangerous to work on so expect to be out of pourer for 3-4 days! If this is the case I might just have to pack our bags and fly to Hawaii!! Seriously! A few positives is that we have hot water, our power bill will be cheaper...ha, I'm a money pincher when it comes to heat, and I can wear comfy clothes and no make-up for many days!!!

I haven't figured out how to post photos from my phone to the blog so I will update those later!
Pray we don't have to wait 3-4 days for power! If that's the case we may turn into icicles and yall will have to come defrost us! I am praying we will wake up in the morning and the house will be warm!!


Chelsea L said...

Hey Katie, we're in Issaquah. We were the only neighborhood to have power today but now our lights are flickering. I posted some fun snow photos from the past few days on our blog. : ) Stay warm!!! My brother and sister-in-law are in Olympia too. You guys got more snow than we did, but we still are super icy. I'm sorry to hear about your truck :(

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

So sorry about the power outage. Brrr ...

I love the snow ... and don't mind the ice ... but going without power for a couple of days would not be fun. I don't even mind not having a stove or hot water ... it's the chill factor that gets me. I'd love to have a house with a wood stove. :)

It is COLD up here in Whatcom County ( -10 with wind chill), but we haven't lost power yet.

Hope your weekend is BLESSED ... wherever you end up. (Hawaii sounds good ... except Sea-Tac was closed today due to the ice.)

:) :) :)

Anonymous said...

It seems like everytime we lose power I still go around the house trying to turn on lights or plug something in. You don't realize how much you depend on electricity until you don't have it. I hope the power comes on soon!!!

You are such a strong, good wife. I know you have to do the things you do, but when I read that you were out there shoveling snow and clearing off the truck that put a smile on my face. Good work!! :)

Karren said...

What part of WA are you in?? We are stationed at Bangor

B. Wilson said...

I can't believe you typed all that on your phone! Wowsers! I don't know how to post pics on Blogger by phone either.

And about the cheapskate comment on the electricity/gas. That is TOTALLY me. You should see the heat wars in my house. Let's just say we're always wearing long sleeves or sweatshirts in the winter. Hahah.

Glad you guys are safe, even if you are living like pilgrims right now. ;)

Grandma Becky said...

My sister just called a bit ago from Tumwater on her cell phone. They are without power as well. She isn't feeling well, even after going to the urgent care then hospital by ambulance, ct scan done and they found nothing. She is waiting for her friend to bring propane cookstove so they can eat something warm. It's raining here and flooded in Aurora by the Pudding river. I took photos of it and will share on my blog soon. I've not seen that in my time here of 22 years in OR. Stay save and warm!

sharon said...

Wow, such a deal you've been Salem the schools were closed for two days because of high water & flooding everywhere. It's been raining off and on today...some improvement.
praying for sunshine. love, aunt sharon

Anonymous said...

YAY!!! We just got power back 10 minutes ago. It's been out since 7pm Thursday. I've enjoyed the adventure, BUT I must say I am glad Father brought it to an end. :) Now, for the new advetures on the horizon. :) :) Love to you and Ben, Marion