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Winter Wonderland

Day after Christmas and we have snow everywhere- and the lake has a thin layer of ice

Ice Capades

01302010 009Last nights storm sure did a number on the upstate. Over 10,000 homes lost power due to ice pulling down trees and power lines. We lost our power about 2:30 in the morning and got it back around 9am- until about 10:20am… then lights out again. And let me tell you something, after all that time of no power and heat, it sure got cold in here. At one point Jan and I were sitting on the couch with 3 blankets over us, and all 4 cats were curled up on us to stay warm. We lost at least 2 trees down by the lake, and most likely several more along the dam of the lake. The one tree that really worries me is along the side of the house. It’s a huge pine, and it’s covered in ice- leaning right at the power line. We tried to get the crew to take care of it- but since it would only affect our power if it falls, they said they weren’t going to worry about it for now. The guy told us to give them a call after the cleanup of this storm is over, and they will put in a work order to take care of it. I just hope it doesnt decide to snap.


First off- I want to say I am so glad I no longer live in Nebraska, where they have been slammed with one winter storm after another this year… so I have no room to complain about the cold. However, compared to our normal seasonal temps of around 50 here in South Carolina- we have been experiencing freezing temps for the last month.  Just 2 days ago we had driven past this fountain located on the North Greenville University, and didn’t notice anything wrong- today when we drove past, it was filled with ice. Apparently they forgot to turn the fountain off over night while the temperatures dropped dramatically. Luckily for us, we are in a warming trend and will have temps in the 50’s for the next few days or so.

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