It looks like there’s an almost certainty that we’re going to get ice beginning late tonight and then it won’t get above freezing til Tuesday evening. I was thinking . . we could lose power and then we’ll lose the internet, which means no home or cell phones and no TV, Netflix or anything but . . I just realized that as soon as the internet antenna gets a bit of ice coating on it, we’re going to lose the internet, even if we still have power. The antenna stands way up above the top of the roofline and that is not a priority . . we’re not climbing up there to get the ice off it! I’ll finish up some blog posts and have them scheduled so we don’t miss Design Wall Monday and all the other
important worthless chatter from Patchwork Times. I will not be able to answer emails or respond to comments so don’t worry about me. We’ll be fine and it’s going to be less than 48 hours (I hope).
Even if we lose power, we’re fine. We have plenty of food, plenty of firewood. Kindles, iPads (for my Knit Companion) are charged. We have puzzles, candles, flashlights, oil lanterns. We have a full propane tank. The generators are loaded and ready to keep the freezers and the well pump going as needed. My biggest concern is that friends will hear about our ice on the news, try to contact us and not be able to get us by email, cell phone or home phone and then they’ll worry so .. don’t worry. We’ll be fine.
And, this goes for any time there’s a disaster or disturbance in our area. You never have to worry about us . . we’ll be treating it like an adventure and having fun!
I know tv not a priority for you but maybe for Vince
Does he know you can download movies thru Amazon Prime direct to your kindle? I did this so if waiting somewhere for dh and there’s no wi-fi I can still entertain myself, also I bought a gizmo thru Amazon the size of a deck of cards that hooks up to tv and you can stream from yr kindle to yr tv – pretty cool.
good luck with ice storm
Judy Laquidara says
He’s not that into it if there’s no collect football. We’ll be plenty busy and won’t miss the TV.
I always keep a couple DVD’s that I can pop into my computer to watch if I want to when the power goes out, but we have the generator always ready and can actually keep the tv on if we want to. Like you – we treat it kind of like an adventure as we do have firewood and generator – Looking forward to seeing your photos of your ice storm – hope it won’t be too bad though and feel bad that you will be loosing fruit again this year – this darn winter – I am so glad my apple tree hasn’t budded out yet.
We’ve been lucky! It’s all coming down as sleet instead of freezing rain so it isn’t sticking to the limbs, lines or antennas. If we can keep that up, we shouldn’t lose anything. That also means my peach buds weren’t covered in ice before the temps dropped (23 degrees now) so there will be no peaches this year. 🙁