Due to a recent ice storm, we were without power for four days. We feel very blessed that we had running water, a propane heater, a propane camping stove, wood for the fireplace, and plenty of blankets and food. It wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been, it was just very cold. The house temperature stayed between 38-50 degrees for the first day, then we dusted off the propane heater and we kept the house at about 55 degrees. With 2-3 layers of clothing, a few pairs of socks, and a hat, it was downright toasty in here.
I did lose a lot of food from our fridge and freezers, but it could have been worse. I feel very blessed to live in an area where the neighbors check on each other and look out for each other. We had a neighbor ask us if we wanted to bunk with them since their power had been restored before ours. We also found out another neighbor had no way to heat up water, so we brought them hot water and food at regular intervals so they could enjoy their instant coffee and warm up with hot cocoa or ramen.
Have I mentioned that I love living here?
There’s been rumors that another ice storm is expected in a week and a half. I hope it never materializes, but I’ve already replenished our firewood, propane, food, and water stash – just in case.