Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ice and Snow....Snow and Ice....

Here it comes again. Unlike Christmas, 2009, this stuff will have ice with it - and wind (lets not forget the wind - its always windy here). When you get to around 1/2" of ice and wind, power lines start coming down. When power lines come down, they go back up in a very precise way. The more people in a down grid get priority (after essentials - hospitals, fire departments, nursing homes, etc) and the farther out you are (the less people) the longer it takes for crews to get your power back on.


Our last REAL ice storm was in 2007. It was nasty. We lost power for 24 hours (actually a little less). We camped next to the fire and the kids had a blast. People way out didnt have power for over 2 weeks.... Not so much fun....


I wont bore you with another entire post about my preparations for an ice storm, but I will take this time to pat myself on the back {reaching and patting} since on this list "Winter Storm" is listed as my #2 prep reason.... And I am pretty much ready.

We can handle this.....

We will look upon it as an adventure.....

We will make good memories.....

In addition to physical preps, a shift in thinking is just as valuable - especially if you have kids....

If you are in OK - be safe - be warm - be prepared....

If you are out of OK - same to you :)

As always - Pray - Praise - Prepare

2 comments:

The Hermit said...

We are expecting the same weather here, with equal dread. I live on a mountain top. At this time of year, the sun never shines down on the trail I use to get in and out. If it ices up, I'm stuck till the ambient air temperature is high enough to melt it.

Kim Heinecke said...

I was kind of hoping for a little more adventure than what I'm seeing. Shame on me.