After The Storm
By Kimberley on Dec 18, 2008
It's now being called "Ice Storm '08" by the local news.   After 4 and a half days, we got full power back.   But half the town is still without power, as are many in New Hampshire and apparently Massachusetts as well.
We have cleared up most of the mess...   downed tree limbs and broken fences...   but a couple of big hardwood trees will be left to age over the winter, then we'll hit them with a chainsaw in the spring.
At least the driveway (right) is no longer an obstacle course.
We lost a lot of refrigerated and frozen food when temps soared into the 50's before power returned.   And 4 copper heating pipes burst, ruining the carpeting in the process.   But overall, we fared better than many.
Our personal version of the Ice Storm '08 crisis is over.   Now, a big snowstorm is coming.   Oh well.   Ya gotta love New England weather.   It's that or time to move out!