Friday, December 12, 2008

Send Warm Thoughts

It's not so bad here in Brooklyn, it's not bad at all actually, the rain has let up and it's around 40 degrees, but up there where I came from it's cold, dark and icy.

I got a call from the Bees a little bit ago. They are snuggled up in bed with their winter hats on. The ice storm has killed the power in the region and it'll probably be days before it's back. I called mom, she's OK, didn't know it'd be days but did know that the people down the street had power lines ripped right out of their houses. She'd been out rescuing her bird feeders from bent branches with her hand saw. I got in touch with Chili via text and it sounds like world is crashing down on her but she's optimistic. There are wires being pulled out of her house, trees bending to the breaking point and Mr. Chili has headed over to Local U to see if he can get a converter to run their heater off one of their cars. It's good to marry an engineer, eh? I'm off to let her corner of the internet know where she is. Please send warm thoughts up there, it looks like it's going to be a long haul.


  1. Anonymous1:51 PM

    Thanks for letting us know about how the Chili family is doing. I'd heard that 255,000 homes are without power up through that stretch of New England.

    We won't know about damage to our little place until springtime. We're hoping for the best, it's survived 60 years already.

  2. we went thru that here in OK the EXACT SAME WEEK LAST YEAR. Ice storms are common around here and we're supposed to get some next week. after last year, we're all sketchy about it. No power SUCKS. my thoughts go out. Hopefully everyone had generators...and lots of wine.

  3. We got our power back on around 6 last night. Still no Internet but I have my iPhone so I am able to keep up with what's going on. The news report said some may be without power until Wednesday. Yuck. The basement is now mostly water free. My kayak was floating around down there in about 5 inches of water. We narrowly missed losing the furnace and the hot water heater.

  4. I was wondering how it was going up there in the Northeast. I don't know anyone in that area, but you do, and that's good enough for me.

    I'm thinking good thoughts.

  5. My mother says it won't get above 25 where she is in CO this week. Brrr!