Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Ice Age 2010

We traveled back in time this past week to a place where electricity ceases, heat is but a flame away and electronics are unheard of.  A winter storm blew into town, literally, and left a covering of ice on everything it touched.  Thankfully, we had a roof over our heads, a gas stove and a gas water heater.  Generators have been a blessing to many in these parts.  Slowly technology is making its way back into our town and into our homes.  Many are still without power and will continue to be for some time.  For the most part people have kept their spirits high, but there have been moments when they reached as low as the temperatures we have been experiencing.   

As the saying goes, 'A picture is worth a thousand words.'    

We made a campground out of our living room and huddled together. 
A dry erase board to replace the tv.
Our fierce leader 'under cover' of course.
In his own words:  "Daddy made fire!" and mom was able to make tacos.  (Dad was checking the progress of lunch in this pic.)
Making rounds and checking on family.
Chandler's thoughts:  "I ain't getting blamed for this one!"
Queen Jazz's thoughts: "I'm not sharing any of my food with the dog or new kitten."
Big Mike: "I'm doing whatever it takes to stay warm."
Putting aside differences.

The weight of the ice was extreme.
One way to thaw meat in an ice storm.
I got bundled up and braved the cold-er air outside to snap a few pics. 

Stay tuned for more pictures of the 2010 Ice Age.  

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