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Ice Storm 2009 Day One: Isn't It Pretty?

Sparkly, twinkly covers of ice on trees, bushes, cars, houses - the outdoors shone on Tuesday morning, January 27th. We stayed inside for much of the day thinking how pretty it was.  The power went off at 10:10 pm. Monday night.

No worries. We had cat food and cocoa and plenty of coffee.

Little did we know that pretty would become ugly and scary very soon as the temperature dropped and the power didn't come back on for eight days.
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Ice Storm 2009: Days Two & Three: Getting Back to Basics
So, Ivan says to me first thing Wednesday morning. "Well. The storm is over. It can't get any worse".

My pithy reply of "Shut up and don't tempt fate." is drowned out by the crashing of a huge tree falling across Jefferson Street, blocking our drive.  He was right in a way. No one was hurt. The tree missed the mobile home and our house. Considering it was strong enough to pull up slabs of sidewalk, it could have been much worse.
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