Sunday, February 25, 2007

We Didn't Freeze

We survived the Ice Storm of 2007. Our power went out around 5 pm yesterday and was restored around 9:15 am today. It was a chilly night, but we loaded up on the blankets and managed to keep warm. We took some pictures and video of the ice covered trees with the branches scraping the ground from the weight. We didn't lose any food as we put most of it in coolers and put those outside. The girls seemed to enjoy the flashlight adventure. Of course, the power can't go out again as we're nearly out of battery power for our flashlights (except the pig one Sammi got as a Christmas present) and HyVee is sold out. We do have candles, but I feel better with flashlights when little kids are involved. After shoveling the three inches of snow off our driveway, I found that it is still covered with ice although it is melting a little bit. Today we're enjoying a quiet day at home and feeling lucky that we're not one of the thousands of families who are still without power.


Robyn M-K said...

what an adventure for the kiddies! =)

you do realize, right, that as long as you don't open the door to the fridge and freezer very much, the ambient temperature and coldness of the food inside will keep the temp down for a good many hours. like, there's no real danger of spoilage for at least a couple days, unless there was something near the end of its life anyway.

also, we have this wonderful flashlight that plugs into an outlet so that it's always completely charged. I highly recommend that for you. =) I bought one for my parents recently that will even flick on like an emergency light when the power goes out. ours has a glowing faceplate so you can find it in the dark.

Matt said...

I knew it would last for a while, but I wasn't sure how long so the ice chest outside seemed like the safest bet.

Flashlight sounds cool.