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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ice Storm, Power Outage

Oklahoma was hit with a massive ice storm this weekend, destroying trees, knocking down power lines, and covering our little car in half-inch thick ice which I had to carve off.

Power to our home was lost sometime Monday morning while we were sleeping. We woke to a cold house and the realization that our baby monitor was no longer transmitting the sound of our precious sleeping daughter. She was fine of course, and I shouldn't worry so much anyway, since she has a set of lungs on her that could wake the dead (she's going to be a singer like her momma someday, you know).

The storm is blamed for the deaths of something like 18 people in Oklahoma and Missouri. On my way to work yesterday, I saw a car sitting on the side of the road. Upside down. It didn't look like anyone was hurt, and an ambulance crew was there to make sure.

Oklahoma drivers are known for being absolutely stupid in icy road conditions, so I was surprised to see that most people were driving cautiously and even being sure to stop at powerless traffic signals.

We got our power back yesterday evening, but our phones are still out and consequently our beloved Internet access (I am writing this from an undisclosed, secret location :-).

Thank you, God, for protecting our family and friends during this storm. Thank you for heat in our home. And food.

This sort of thing makes one remember how blessed he is.

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