Sunday, January 31, 2010

Winter Storm 2010

We got about 8” of snow starting on Friday afternoon and it continued allll night.

Since we didn’t want to get out in that mess for dinner, we grilled some steaks on our Griddler!


Here’s a picture of our back porch Saturday morning.


I like snow as long as I don’t have to get out very much in it.  And it’s so pretty! 

This scene was all too familiar because this very same week last year, we had 3” of ICE.  Yeah, ICE!  I’m glad we didn’t have that again. 

Here’s some pictures from Ice Storm 2009






It was a pretty bad deal.  The power was out all around the Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky area for about 2 weeks.  Luckily, our house only lost power for a day.  There were only a couple houses in our neighborhood besides ours that got their power back quickly.  We must be hooked into Walmart’s circuit or something, that’s the only explanation we could come up with. 

We had family and friends staying with us, in what we called our “Warming Station”.  The most we had with us at one time was 11 people.  And several of our friends stopped by to take hot showers.  Both of our families stayed with us the entire time; we had people all over the place!  There were people sleeping on the couch, and on blow-up beds in our spare bedrooms and even the dining room!

We had a pretty good time though, considering the situation.  Everybody else in town was living on generators.  And we sure did eat good every night.  Both of our moms brought everything from their freezers and we cooked off of that the whole time!  Steaks, hamburgers, pork tenderloin, all kinds of stuff.  And you know we had plenty of beer, it stayed in coolers on the back porch.

So this past Thursday when we got the news of a snow storm, the Number 1 thing on our grocery list was…Beer!  You can never have enough beer when you might be stuck inside for whoknowshowlong. 

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