Well, we have our power back. The recent ice storm damaged thousands of trees.
It also brought down more than a few.
When the ice storm was approaching, I didn’t know where my gel candle kits were. Of course, they turned up a couple of days later. Perhaps it’s just as well: they stink of kerosene. But it’s easy to make them.
When the sun came out on the 23rd, it was really pretty.
Our emergency power is candles when it comes to keeping warm. Last night, I lit about twenty of them in safe places, to keep part of the house above freezing. I had one person ask if I still had electricity, because of the lovely glow from our windows.
These are the ones on my nightstand.
This is the array in the living room.
The power came on again after a little more than 24 hours.
We had November like the Septembers used to be, December like the Octobers we used to have, a green Christmas, and now pouring rain for New Year’s Day. This is not the climate I grew up with and I’ve moved north! It should be cooler here.
Happy New Year, people!