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January 30th, 2009

good news/bad news @ 01:17 am

Good News: We've weathered the Great Ice Storm of '09 fairly well. The power flickered a few times but stayed on.

Bad News: My mother-in-law's power failed, so she's been staying with us again the last couple of days.

Good News: I had over 100 hours' vacation time to burn before February 5th. I've been off since Tuesday (the day it started) and go back next Thursday the 4th.

Bad News: The kids have been out of school all week. (Okay, that's more so-so news.)

Bad News: The ice was not kind to the big old tree on our property line. A lot of large limbs snapped, apparently crushing a good portion of our fence under it.

Good News: It wasn't near the house or power lines, and the garage it would have smashed was already demolished by the same tree in our last ice storm back in '03.
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Date:January 30th, 2009 12:53 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you and your family are well
In 98 we had a storm like that. My mom had a tree split in half an land on her porch along with one drop branches all over the yard. Power poles snapped in a domino affect for miles and miles. SOme of my friends who lived on the back roads were without power for 3 weeks.
The military took over our gym and cafeteria at the highschool to aid the hydro workers in putting up all the poles again.
I hope all is well. Knit knit knit! oh, and enjoy your time at home!!
Date:January 31st, 2009 05:10 am (UTC)
Thank goodness for vacation, huh? Remember 1994? The bad ice storm we had then? Interstates closed and all that?

Say hey to Gazer's mom for me. :)
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Date:January 31st, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
I'd been working Night Audit maybe a year when that one hit, busses weren't running so I couldn't go home. Hotel was sold out, they let me crash on the couch in the Sales office for the day. The GM apologized for waking me up when he went in there looking for something.

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