Just spent a couple of nights at my sister's place since I've been traumatized by past ice storms & couldn't face being alone through another one. We had such a nice time & spent most of our time in our flannel pj's. It was like being at Murphy Brown's. She has a fix-it man that takes care of the patio homes & he's putting down laminate flooring in a space approximately 7' x 8' & today was his 3rd day to work on it. He unlocks the door in the morning & starts to work while we sat in our beds drinking coffee. We knew he was there by the cigarette smell that clung to his clothing. Today was day #3 & he's still not done.
Anyway, the storm wasn't as bad as we feared but the roads were terrible. Our neighbors farther south in Mo. & Ark. are in terrible condition. We had a debilitating ice storm in 2007 so we know what they're going through. If you've never been in an ice storm, you can't even imagine how horrifying it is & it just goes on forever. Ours lasted for probably 3 days but electricity was out for most of Springfield for days & some for weeks. Makes you want to cut all of your trees down. I've always had Mike to lean on & take care of the aftermath of these things so it's scary when the responsibility is solely yours.
I actually won a give-away -- yea!!!!! Jan at http://polkadotbarn.blogspot.com/ was giving away a great box full of paper goods & artsy things & I honestly won. Thanks to her Mom for drawing my name. I've always been partial to that name "Jan". Check her blog out & leave her a message. She's like the rest of us & loves knowing someone is out there. You'll never know how much all the messages have meant to me. How can things not get better with all those prayers going out for me. I feel it. Thanks to all my new dear friends & all my wonderful old ones.