Ice Storm Snarl

It snowed Thursday and freezing rain Friday and lost power about midnight. Power company says we should have power sometime Monday. Meanwhile, we have a gas fireplace for some heat and the stovetop to cook. We’re iced in so home we stay. ITS COLD

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15 Responses to Ice Storm Snarl

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    Oh, no!! I hope your power is on soon! Stay warm and I’m glad you can manage to get food. Wishing you well.

  2. tracybham says:

    That sounds horrible, Rick. I had heard you were getting bad weather but I didn’t think it would get that bad. I hope it doesn’t last too long.

  3. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Yikes. As Rosanne Rosannadanna said, it’s always something. We were supposed to get a layer of ice overnight here too, but luckily it was a non-event. Next one is Monday night so we’ll see.

    Good luck.

  4. Jerry House says:

    On the plus side, being alone with your sweetie in front of a warm fireplace makes for a great Valentine’s Day! Enjoy.

  5. 1412064gk says:

    Your storm is headed our way. Our Weather-guessers predict 8-12 inches of snow in the next 36 hours. Big Orange is ready to roll! Our Real Feel temps will be around ZERO tonight.

  6. Patti Abbott says:

    One of the things I fear happening here. I am considering a backup generator but people I know that have them have never used them and spent many thousands on getting one.

  7. It’s now Monday Noon and no power in sight. PGE now says it could be days longer. A neighbor with power (long story) ran an extension cord to us, and we have a little space heater to help. We need to keep the house at 45 or better, and we’re trying.

    Today is our 15th anniversary. It’ll be memorable. Looks like we’ll lose the food in the fridge and garage freezer, though we’ll eat what can be cooked on the stovetop.

  8. tracybham says:

    That is a pity about your anniversary. I sincerely hope that PGE is wrong and can get back power sooner. It is bad enough to be without power anytime, but when it is cold, that must be miserable.

  9. Day 4, no power, no estimate of when it will be restored. Wearing sweats, plus warm hoodie and gloves in smallest room with space heater on extension cable from neighbor. All fridge contents lost, garage freezer okay thanks to other neighbor with generator plugged it in for couple of hours.

    PGE says it could be 10 days. Mercy.

  10. Wednesday – Day 5
    Still no power, temperatures in the high 20s to mid-30s, but expected to get into low 40s (!) by this afternoon. PGE still has no estimate for power back, say 159,123 customers in our area w/o power. It’s been since Saturday 12:30am. Getting pretty old.

    Our neighbor who is on a different substation and has power has run an extension cord to us, so we have a little electric space heater in one room and we rigged up the coffee maker. All the comforts…

    We may get rain tonight to melt the snow, but we’d prefer power. I have to say we haven’t missed the news, other than the outage updates on B’s phone.

  11. WE HAVE POWER!

    Just came on at 12:08pm. Yay!

  12. tracybham says:

    Hooray. I am so glad to hear you have power. As you say, that would get very old, fast.

    • Very old, very cold. We slept in our clothes, in flannel sheets, under THREE quilts! Now, we have the furnace back on. 🙂

      • Jeff Meyerson says:

        So glad to hear that yesterday. Here, our 51 degrees and sun of Tuesday is, sadly, behind us, as the snow started a couple of hours ago and could go all day, with more flurries until sometime tomorrow.

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