Archive - Nov 29, 2005

Trip to town

I really didn't need to go to town, but I came up with an excuse. Aunt Olla needed some Christmas cards from the drug store, and I had to go to the bank.

However, as you can see above, the roads are so icy slick that even at 25 mph with four-wheel drive turned on I was sliding around on the highway. The main highway is slightly better--it has been graveled--but only slightly. So, it is best to stay home.

Power outage

When the power went out tonight and stayed out for two hours, it was difficult to know what to do. I lit up some candles and read in the crow's nest. Lance, stranded here due to the storm and unable to get to classes, decided to get creative with the camera and a flashlight.

Apparently the power outages are widespread. No surprise, given the amount of ice on the wires. I went out to check on the stove after the power came on and was greeted by six inches of snow. General ugliness.