Thursday, February 21, 2008

Without Power...


Apparently our electrical grid is strange. We had power out for an hour yesterday, then on for an hour, then off for 3 hours, then on in time for us to get into bed to stay warm - the house cools quickly when the temperature outside is 20F. So why is that strange? Because no one had power from the top of the street down to us and across. But from there on down the street, they all had power.

The crew worked all night (I know they were out there at 3:45 AM when I peeked out) and it was a perfect time to see the total eclipse of the moon - a big, old, bright, full moon - without lights on in the houses on our street. It went off again this morning. Now it seems stable BUT we are getting a strong winter storm that will cover everything with ice. But we're ready with flashlights, candles and matches and hooded sweatshirts and a good book to read - just in case!


So no painting or drawing. Here are some photos from the last ice storm we had (not a big one but enough to coat everything).

3 comments:

Sandy Maudlin said...

BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!

Michelle Himes said...

Hope you have power today, Rhonda. Winter is no time to lose power. We have snow - LOTS of snow. Too bad I am such a wimp about driving in snow, or digging out my car even. I would love to go somewhere to take some reference photos, but what I really feel like doing is snuggling under my flannel sheets and taking a nap. :-)

RHCarpenter said...

BRRR is right!!! Oh, I wish winter was just one week long and gone!
Michelle, we have power today - no outages or problems. I am a wimp about driving in ice and that seems to be what we have here more than anything. Once again, my car is frozen in the driveway (at a nice slant so it will just spin out of control to try to get it up the drive and onto the street). Snuggling under the flannel sheets and staying warm sounds good - what you need is a good art book or two during days like these...