Monday, December 10, 2007

Impending Disaster?!?! ***2nd UPDATE***

Well, the Governor of the state of Kansas has declared a "state of emergency."

And, they've already shut down the cities' schools for tomorrow and it's only 9:26pm.

Almost the entire state of Kansas is covered in a giant cloud of ice and
it's expected to come down from tonight for the next 24 hours straight.
We are expecting like 2 inches of ice.

This is the type of ice that breaks trees and brings down power lines.


One of our major things we didn't like about this house was it's lack of having a fireplace.
Most days it doesn't impact us. Today it could.

If the power goes out....we won't have heat.
Heat....that's one of those things we tend to take for granted, until it goes out!

When Big Daddy left for work at 7:45am, he knew it would be a long day. By 10am, he was telling me he'd be home at 7pm, but had to go back by Midnight. When he actually made it home at 7:15, he scarfed down dinner, took a shower, changed clothes and he was back to work by 8pm. His last words to me were....see you on Wednesday. (It's Monday.)


So...I guess we'll see. But, it doesn't look good.


So, if you don't hear from me for a day or two....this is why.

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***UPDATE***

So far, so good. (for us, so far....)

My lights keep flickering, but so far we still have power.

I feel like hell....I couldn't sleep with Big Daddy gone. I was laying in bed, awake, until 4am.

We have LOTS of ice....and more coming.

Thanks for worrying about us. You guys are the best friends ever!!!!!

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***Update ~ 12/11 11:48am***

We have no power.
We had it. Everything was great.

I was scrappin'. (got a deadline ~ you know me, procrastinator!)

Now...I am in the dark with 4 kids whining... "mom, what can we do?!?!?!"

Right now they are doing playdough.
Shoot...I can't even vacuum up the mess.
Pray for my carpet. LOL!!


I do have internet for about until the juice is gone....for emergencies, of course!!!!
(this is an emergency, right?!? I mean....I have to talk to my friends!!!)

(Ummm.....for those of you surprised I have internet....well, duh, I am married to Big Daddy the computer geek!!!! Of course I have emergency internet!!!!) :)


21 comments:

Tam said...

O Holly Smoke....yikes batgirl! That is not good. So do you have tons of supplies? At least you can put your food outside in coolers if the power goes out. We did that one year when we had no power for like 4 days.. My first husband and I had to bury our coolers in the SNOW yep but we had a wood stove so we were able to bowl the snow for water and warm cans of soup until it we got restored...ooo those old Virginia days..lol hmm we played board games and well we were newly married then...lol we did not mind being snowed it for 4 days...lol hey I was 19..now I do not think i would care much for that...HMMM maybe I am liking the South more that I think about it...well expect that time I had to evacuate for FLOYD...let me ponder this...later

Beth said...

Yikes! Sending our warm weather your way - will be 80 degrees here today in Savannah. My hubby is headed to Colorado with a high of 22 though!

Karen said...

Hey girl...hope your neighborhood doesn't lose power. We don't have a fireplace either and I didn't think of that. Does anyone in your community have a fireplace? Maybe you guys could camp in their living room.
We're in the 80s today too...thinking about you.

Tam said...

OK stalking you and wondering if you still have power....keep us updated...hmmm thinking about all you guys..

jamietg said...

Ice Ice Baby...duh duh duh duh duh duh duh...sorry I'm doin' the Vanilla Ice dance now...scary!
Stay warm...this kind of stuff freaks me out, so keep us posted ok? I'll think about you when I'm sweating at riding lessons this afternoon! :) Love ya!

Sherry said...

Be safe and keep us posted. I hope it doesn't get any worse for you!

Nicole said...

Holy Moly! I hope you are hanging in there. I can't even imagine...

Thinking of you!

amy h. said...

So so sorry we sent you that!

Tulsa looks like a war zone right now. Very seriously. Most everyone I know has been without power since Sunday. That includes the hospitals (I know this because Abby dislocated her elbow in the middle of all this and we had to make a trip to the ER last night). I haven't seen a single tree that survived it. It looks like we've been hit by a bomb that exploded a million glass-covered trees.

So I believe I'll hang out at work, thanks. :)

Hang in there. Hope y'all are okay.

amy h. said...

So so sorry we sent you that!

Tulsa looks like a war zone right now. Very seriously. Most everyone I know has been without power since Sunday. That includes the hospitals (I know this because Abby dislocated her elbow in the middle of all this and we had to make a trip to the ER last night). I haven't seen a single tree that survived it. It looks like we've been hit by a bomb that exploded a million glass-covered trees.

So I believe I'll hang out at work, thanks. :)

Hang in there. Hope y'all are okay.

KTluv said...

Awww. Bundle up and hunker down. Hope you get power back soon!!! Keep those kiddies busy so they won't think about it! lol

EFW said...

we hear your pain. Still 200,000 without power in Tulsa. We are the lucky ones who never lost it. Just call us hotel Warwick! Two of our trees in the front year are ruined. Drove around last night and 101st and Memorial was totally dark and very eerie. It creeped us out!
Hang in there - or come stay in Tulsa at hotel Warwick with my hyper kids! School is closed again tomorrow - I'm praying by Thursday they will get back into the routine!

Amber said...

I was thinking of you today and wondering how things were going. I'll give you a call later and check up on ya. Hang in there. If worse comes to worse, tell the kids to find the blankets and make a hut to huddle under to keep warm! hopefully that'll keep em' busy.
good luck!

cat said...

Rox, that sucks. Ice is the worst ever.
If you still have your emergency internet, well, even if you don't, Tag, you're it. Check out my blog for details.

Tam said...

Ok just checking in on you guys...hope you are staying warm and Sane...no power can make you just a little crazy...

Karen said...

Thinking about you. * hugs*

Stacy said...

How's it going?? Hope you are staying warm and toasty!!

Mark went back to Kansas last week. I haven't heard from him since the storm hit. I have no idea where he is or what he's doing. I hope that deer is worth it!! I doubt he's hunting in weather like this!! LOL

Tam said...

Hope you guys have power back!!!

Tam said...

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Tam said...

Hey when u do check out that site...what do you think about those Angels...as an angel for your angel tree? just wondering..because if you like it I will get you one for your tree from my sells on ebay!!! But I will not buy it unless you like them!

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Tam said...

O yeah and I finally got you a goody box sent out..not all of the stuff I wanted to put in is there. Well I will save it for later...plus I just went to PO to mail you and CAT something. H melted down and layed out in the parking lot and it was awful. i got your package mailed but not CATS...ugg..I had to grab him by his hair to keep him from getting hit by a car and you can imagine...having P on my hip and some lady helped me with the one package but he was screaming so bad that I just told them i would have to come back later to mail the other....That was my day...I hope you guys are holding up

Tam said...

not PO ups office....that is where I was...anyway..forgive me it was rough day.

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