Sunday, February 14, 2010


Well, I almost slept thru Valentine's Day! After being snowed in for several days and so cold I couldn't sleep, I had to catch up! Eight or nine inches of snow may not sound like a lot, but in Fort Worth, it is a major event. Over 200,000 homes throughout the Metroplex had no electricity for several days. We were "trapped" in our home with no electricity or heat because of downed tree limbs and icy slopes. We packed our food in snow and burned every candle and flashlight we could find. We don't have a fireplace so no heat source was available and the temp in our house was forty degrees for three days! Hotels were full and taxis were scarce. It was a nightmare, but it is over and we are so thankful for all the things we take for granted....heat, hot food, transportation, lights!! Now, you know why I had to take a nap!!

We still have lots of tree branches to cut up, a fence to repair, a downed power line in our driveway to avoid (until the power company makes it to our neighborhood). We are slowly returning to a normal schedule, but we just wanted to take a few moments to soak up the heat, hot water, warm food and lamplight!! Happy Belated Valentine's Day to everyone!

art by Janette

1 comment:

  1. Hi Janette! I'm so glad you're alright. It really is terrible when you are trapped without the comforts that we take advantage of daily! Our big ice storm last year left us without power for 8 days, luckily my husband had bought a generator after the last power outage we had a few weeks before. I was so thankful for it! We have a well, so no power means no water for us either!

    Love your kitty valentine, glad your thawing out and getting back to normal now. Talk to you soon! ~Jaime