Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ice Storm 2009

School has been off here since Monday so Mike and I both have been off work. Kerwin's school technically never closes because they have residential students who are there on campus so the teachers have to come in for those kids. So Monday we drove Kerwin down to school since his bus wasn't running. He ended up having a good time. We came and visited his classroom for the last hour of the day. He was excited to have us there. We knew Tuesday would be worse weather-wise and it was so we all stayed home together all day yesterday and didn't go anywhere.

Well, last night during the first half of the UK game, we were all snuggled up on the couch under blankets watching the Cats lose to Ole Miss and then our lights flickered on and off several times and then went completely off. We had a feeling it might happen because we had seen the green glow of an electrical box blowing earlier in the evening and we had a heavy coat of ice on everything. So I had gotten the candle lighter out and ready and sure enough, we needed. So we lit every candle in the house and set about packing to head to the place were the power never goes out: my parents' house. Even in the great ice storm of 2003 when Mike and I lost power for 5 days, my parents' house was toasty and warm the whole time. Well just getting packed was a challenge and then getting our car de-iced all while sliding around on a skating rink and getting rained on. Plus Mike's started having really bad back pain yesterday so he is doing all this while barely able to move. So here are some pictures from the icy part.

We spent the night at my parents' house and got up this morning to find that even UK was closed today. So my mom took the day off and we all stayed home together. Then around 9:50 the second round of winter precipitation hit but this time it was big beautiful snowflakes. So here are pictures from the snowy part.

Check out the sled Kerwin is using. It was my dad's when he was a little boy. It actually worked pretty well because we had the right combination of ice covered by snow.


Tyler said...

Thanks for putting up the photos. We've been feeling pretty homesick today. We wish we could have been there to hang out with you all sledding, and playing games. It was nice to at least get to see some pictures. Hope you guys had fun. Talk to you later.

Empie said...

That looks like a lot of fun!

Anonymous said...

hi,this is alyssa.i hope kerwin is doing better.hes never met me before but i hope i can meet him soon.i've seen some pictures of kerwin and he looks like a great person to in la until sunday and so far im having a blast of really cold air and fun.i hope i can come to la again because i love las angles.i went to holly wood and the grove and to santa monica century city and the tar pits and im going to many more soon.go on rachels blog and see pictures of me and grandma at santa monica and us on the trolly at the having SO much fun.i hope i can live here when im older.i hope to see you all soon. love,alyssa dentler-kellogg