Ice storms suck.
My area, western Kentucky, was devastated by a winter storm that started Monday, January 26th and lasted thru Wednesday, January 28th.
Several inches of ice, followed by several inches of snow.
Power lines down, power poles down, trees down, no electricity, no heat, no cellphones, no landlines, etc.
Many tens of thousands, including me, have no electricity, no heat, no water, etc. in their homes and businesses.
My family and I are holed up in the office I use in my offline career.
This is day 5 and we’re not expecting to have heat and electicity for up to three weeks at our house.
We feel fortunate to have a place to go with hot water and electricity, even if the floors are very hard to sleep on here at the office. We have an electric skillet and a griddle. No showers or tubs.
There are over 125 utility crew workers here in my hometown from other states. We very much appreciate their willingness to leave their families to come and help our families.
The local utility companies, Owensboro Municipal Utilities, Kenergy ( the one I have service with ), Kentucky Utilities and others are working night and day, in very brutal conditions, to restore power, so we can start the months it will take to clean up the downed trees, power lines and over 2000 power poles.
Bear with me while we dig out and I’ll try to find time to keep dishing out simplenomics.
If you have a warm bed to tuck your children into tonite, hug ‘em and say a prayer for us.
EDIT: 7:30 PM CST Saturday – After a day of looking everywhere, I’ve gathered a propane heater, a kerosene heater and an 8000 watt generator, so we can now go back to our house and rough it there, which will be much, much better.
Lost all the food in the freezer and fridge, but that’s a small price to pay.
I have two different ISP’s at home, LiquidGrid.com is down and Owensboro Municipal Utilities is up and running, so I can download my emails and keep you updated.
Gotta try to go out in the dark and cold to find more extension cords.
EDIT: Tuesday, February 3rd – The great people at Kenergy have been able to restore our electricity and we’re feeling blessed !
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