|Backyard at my parent's home in Hot Springs, Arkansas|
|Prior to loosing power in Hot Springs, the start of the snow.|
Our Power Outage Diary
Christmas Day 3 PM- Power lost in Little Rock
Christmas Night about 8 PM- Power lost in Hot Springs
December 26- No power in Little Rock
December 26- We leave my parents for their office where they had power. Later in the evening, power restored and we return to my parent's house.
December 27- No power in Little Rock, husband getting restless.
December 27- Power in Hot Springs and we venture out to the mall and other shops.
|Anthony ventures out into the snow.|
December 28- No power in Little Rock, husband wants us to come home anyway. Slowly leave the warmth of Hot Springs and return to an icy house in Little Rock (thankful for a 1950's gas heater in our bathroom and a gas hot water heater). Very uncomfortable overnight for us but we survive and have hope as a few streets in our neighborhood start to get their lights back.
December 29- Awake to signs of progress on the power front-- crews all over the neighborhood busy with chainsaws and cherry pickers; power popping up in nearby sections. I, however, am loosing patience with the guys who are busy putting together Legos and being silly (feeling very third wheel) so I head out to do after Christmas sale shopping and attend a painting class. By the time I get home, power!
|Looking up through the canopy of icy trees to a clear blue sky, Hot Springs, Arkansas, December 26, 2012.|
That said, Christmas 2012 Winter Storm, I'm glad to see you go. We've had our "dusting" of snow, see you again next year; hold the ice, please and thank you. You've made me very appreciative of my warm and cozy home, my great friends and family, and for those who worked in the elements to make life more comfortable for us all. Oh, and thanks for the beautiful photos (mine and those of others) that we rarely get to enjoy in Arkansas.