Thursday, January 18, 2007

Tales of a Power Outage

Springfield, MO is now a Federal Disaster Area, and what a pretty one at that. The ice covers everything. While this site would not be uncommon in the northern states, us (relatively) southern folk don't know how to take this.

We were without power for three days, and my store was without power for five days. As of this morning, 23, 000 people in town were still without power, including my sister-in-law and my uncle and aunt.

It is such a beautiful looking evil outside. Many have suffered, but it all looks so pretty.

As a result of the chilliness of our apartment, Char and I went to visit her brother for a couple days. We had a lot of fun playing with our 7 and 4 year old niece and nephew and with their parents as well.

Other than losing every meat and dairy product in our fridge, no major harm was done. School started back up today, and all seems to be in working order again. I'll be happy if it doesn't happen again soon.

(The picture is actually from Springfield, MO, found on

1 comment:

  1. We often take for granted the luxeries of life that we enjoy such as running water, warm showers/baths, refrigerators, etc.

    I was without power for just over two weeks after Hurricane Lili passed through our area a few years ago and talk about a humbling experience.


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