Monday, January 10, 2011
As I type this, snow is STILL falling. We already have 7 inches of snow and we still have ice on the way. If you live in a state that routinely gets snow, you're probably laughing at us right now, thinking what's the big deal? Well, 3 inches shut us down at Christmas. This? This is crippling. We don't have the resources to clear all the roads. We barely have the resources to clear the interstates around Atlanta. Out here in the boondocks, it doesn't get cleared at all. Once the ice starts, we'll probably lose power. Back in 2009, we had a huge storm and lost power for 3 days. Many people were out for the week. We waited too long about looking for a propane heater, so we won't have heat if the power goes out. But I did stock up on stuff that can be grilled and I'm not worried about losing the cold stuff because I can just put it out in the snow. ALL my washing is done. The dishwasher has been run. The tubs are full of water so we can flush toilets. We have water in containers to wash our faces and brush our teeth. The phones and other electronics are charged. We're as ready as we can be. So if you don't hear from one or both of us, you'll know it's because we are out power!