Tuesday, December 9, 2008

This time last year....

This was the lovely seen at our house this very day last year. Who doesn't like cold weather? Well then throw in quite a bit of ice and this is what you have. For those of you who remember this very day or the next know exactly what I am talking about. When we woke up this Sunday morning this was the our neighborhood and we were good until about 10:00 a.m. when our electricity went out, this stinks when your house is all electric. After about an hour and bundled up in the cold house we packed up everything (lots of clothes, diapers, wipes and lots of toys) and went to my mother and father-in-laws until our electricity came back on. Little did we know it wouldn't be for six days that our electricity would be working. All was good until Monday morning when the electricity at my in-laws went out, we then loaded up and went to a hotel for four days, man did that get old fast and very expensive. By late Thursday afternoon my in-laws electricity came back on and we stayed there for the night, ours came on late that night but we decided to stay where it was warm and loaded up the next morning to come home. During our stay in the hotel the boys and I came up to our house everyday to check on the dogs and believe it or not bring in all of the Christmas gifts I had ordered online the week before that were setting on our front porch. It was an unforgettable week and I hope everyone else made it through okay like we did and I can tell you this is something I never want to go through that again.

The scene in our neighborhood

Our neighbor's tree

Our front yard

The look from the end of our driveway

The view from our driveway


6HappyHearts said...

Great pics! I have a little different take on the storm last year. We were w/o power for one or two nights & had my hubby's truck for a generator. My sister & niece/nephew came to stay & it was a fun time w/family?! Weird I know, but it is a happy memory for me.

Anonymous said...

UGH that time was MISERABLE! Beautiful pictures though!

megan k said...

I remember!! We were w/o electricity for 5-6 days... It went out in the middle of the night, we thought we'd try and tough it out until morning then try and find a place to stay. No. After about an hr. of trying to stay warm, we called to find a shelter. The people on the phone acted like I was an idiot for asking.. I'm thinking we were some of the first in town to loose power b/c they later opened a shelter. Anways, some friends let us 'live' with them... *sigh* memories

Our Peculiar Life said...

We were away from home for 10 days, I think! We lived at my mother in law's with a generator there. I heard on the news last night that we are expecting another ice storm next week. I am really praying that it is not as bad!!