Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Pre Snowpocalypse

In 2007, the area we live in now was hit by a major ice storm.  Power was out for days.  Our best friends were one of the last ones to get power restored, and that was 13 days later.  It was bad, people died, the city shut down.

The early reports for this snow storm had us getting between .5" and 1" of ice, before all the snow came down.

Nothing causes panic in these parts like an 'ice report'.

Granted, we lived through the same storm, just about 2 hours North.  Power went out, but we were on base and they had it back to us within a few hours.  The streets were clear, the commissary open, so our lives weren't disrupted.

Back to where we live now.

Holy freakout friends.  There was a fist fight in Wal Mart because someone had taken batteries out of another persons cart.  The cops were called.  Several people laughed.  I ran by to pick up a few things, and this is what it looked like at 10:30 in the morning. 

I had to go back in the afternoon for some things , and there was nothing left on the shelves.

Lucky for us, we got mostly sleet, and hardly any ice, so the threat of no power is mostly gone.  We've got snow, and a lot of it, but we're warm and toasty in our home with dinner in the oven!


  1. LOL! That's what it's like around here when a hurricane is on its way. I grew up in the midwest, so snow and ice don't scare me, but it is much better watching the action from sunny south Florida. ;-)

  2. I love all the pics! I'm glad that you didn't have don't have ice. We're getting ours later tonight.

  3. Nothing like a good old game of survival of the fittest!!! Funny how people behave. Glad you beat some of them to it this morning.

  4. That was us last winter here in Virginia, storm after storm... it was craziness. I am glad we've only had a few mild storms this winter.

    I hope you're doing ok. You seem to be.

    LOVE your Khalil Gibran quote, by the way. What a wise man.

    Stay warm. :)

  5. Sounds like wherever there is a Wal-Mart there will be a fist fight...oh how I can't wait for the snow to melt!

  6. They made a huge stink up here and all we got was mostly sleet and now some snow. Definetly not the blizzard they were predicting. ;)

  7. That is totally how it gets around here when they call for snow! I loved all your pictures, too. I have pictures like that of our 3 blizzards last year, it's unreal how fast it comes down and how much work it is to shovel...and then re-shovel and then shovel again. Snow ice cream sounds yummy!

  8. This is so funny! We are going through the same thing...but up here they don't act like that...only the first big storm of the year...now people don't even flinch...we got close to 22 inches! lol! AND it is still snowing! GOOD OLE'NH! :) (BTW I LOVE THE SNOW ICECREAM)

  9. Holy snow!!!! and yes, snow cream is a must with that much snow!!! YUMMY!!!!

  10. That's how we are where I am now with snow, too! My husband and I are from the Northeast so we laugh at the inch that shuts down the city. We had ice a few years ago and lost power for about a week in February. Good times!

  11. Hi Jenn-
    Just thinking about you. I hope you & Trav are doing well.