Thursday, March 13, 2014

The four days after the first

 It rained most of Sunday the 2nd and then the temperature started to drop. As Prince and I lay in bed, we could hear limbs etc give up the ghost and hit the ground. Before one AM Monday morning, the lights went out as those 3 trees at the bottom of the hill gave up. I blame TVA for coming through and cutting all the strong outer trees along the right of way. Before if those skinny trees needed support well those outer trees, who had been subjected to the strength of the elements could help them stand up. That is Kitty's opinion anyway. 
 Out front it looked like a fairy land. The evergreen trees were folding up like umbrellas and if they did not, they lost their tops  and some lower limbs. 

Down the drive it looked rather harmless but the ice was gonna stick around for three days because we are 925 ft. above sea level. We still had ice when Puppy took Mimi to get her hair done, but in the valley it appeared like it had never happen. 
The big Cedar tree between us and the neighbors was heard moaning under the weight of the ice. We were without power for 36 hours. The tree remover had to come by first to cut up the trees  so NES could get down our neighbors drive to put our line back up. 
Monday morning, I had gotten up when the power had first gone off and called in our outage to our local power company. Prince got up early and got the generator going for the kitchen. This was great because my SIL and I have this "I gotta have a cup of coffee first thing." in the mornings. 
My MIL kept saying to my SIL "I bet you wish you had stayed in MS. because she had just arrived late Sunday evening. 
Puppy vacated the log cabin and came and spent the night on the couch by the fire. I spent my days down there and read as long as I had daylight. 
The first day was not so bad, as Prince had resurrected our bunny ears for the kitchen TV with the generator that area was pretty normal except you could not cook unless you used the microwave oven. Prince and Puppy would go forage for food for our meals at local restaurants. Tuesday night we feasted on homemade soup provided by our dear neighbors. By that time the house of glass was VERY VERY COLD. Wednesday the ice dropped from its lofty perch in round little pieces . By the end of the day, Puppy said our yard look liked someone had dumped a large cooler on it. 
The Kitty Justice if the power had not come back on, I would have slept by the fire Tuesday night. 

7 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

I would say that March came in like a Lion. Hopefully it will go out like a Lamb and we will have sunny Spring weather. When you were having all the ice we were having all the rain. In rained more in the first 10 days of March than all of November, December and Jan. weird huh. We are squishy wet here. Yesterday the sun was out and it got up to 59 here this morning it is foggy. Hopefully it will burn off and we will have sun but the forecast is RAIN. No fun with the power off. Thank goodness for the woodstove. MB

La Petite Gallery said...

Hi Lady thanks for the comment
I am going to join your following, come visit and
join me.

We lost alot of branches and have big time melt.

yvonne

La Petite Gallery said...

Thanks for the comment, I also had a few branches lost, Really had bad wind. I am signing in to join your following. Please come back and do the same. yvonne

La Petite Gallery said...

Hi Lady thanks for the comment
I am going to join your following, come visit and
join me.

We lost alot of branches and have big time melt.

yvonne

Changes in the wind said...

So glad it came back on...Awful storm.

Lee said...

Fortunately you have the generator. Early last year because of the crazy weather we were experiencing we didn't have power here for nigh on five days...and I'm all electric; but there were many folk worse off than I was.

I hope everything is still back to normal now and stays that way for you. :)

Lady Di Tn said...

MB
I bet those look outs on the river you have shown before are really going wild with that much rain. It was sunny and warm here yesterday but alas the rain has returned with cooler weather today. It can rain and rain if it will not freeze I will will be fine. No more ICE please. We still have clean up ahead of us but Puppy took a nice day last week and pulled off the big limbs. Peace

LPG
Thanks for visiting KJ. I will drop by soon. Those big branches are gone per Puppy,my son. Thank goodness as Prince,my husband, has been having extra work to do at the hospital where he works.Peace

Monica
Reminded me of my childhood. We never slept in a warm bedroom until summer came along. Most everyone is so spoiled with all our conveniences now days. The house of glass was really getting cold the second day. Hope that was the last of the worse of old man winter. Peace

Lee
Five days we would have been an ice block. I was so thankful ours only lasted 36 hours. That was indeed plenty. Peace