Wednesday, February 12, 2014

ICE STORM -" HISTORIC AND UNPRECEDENTED"



I really should show you photos of the trees bent over in ice.  I should take a photo of myself dressed in so many layers that I look like the Michelin man. Instead, I will show you a photo of some ice from Panola Mountain that Richard took on a cold morning a few weeks ago!

We were without power for almost three hours this morning and our house was getting colder and colder by the minute...just now, when I was typing replies on my last post, the power came back on and you know what I started singing, don't you?  SURE YOU DO, you know me, don't you?
 
No work today for me or for Richard and for thousands of us in Georgia, and across the Southeast.  I just hope the power stays back on, and if not I will be singing the BLUES!  Thank you to all the power companies who sent trucks from other states to help us in this strong and powerful storm.
(Already had one big pine branch crash down and it sounded like a gunshot, almost scared me silly and I am silly enough already! HA!)

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  1. hallelujah! Tears are flowing. This reminds me of the time when I was in Concert Choir in high school and we sang the chorus in our local fieldhouse, only venue big enough to hold all those who would come for this annual event. In addition to the choir, those who were familiar with this beautiful music also sat with us.

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    1. I would love to have people do this flash mob around me, either with singing or dancing or but I would really love this song! So beautiful and moving.

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  2. Wow, Kay, stay safe and I pray warm too! It is hard to imagine, sitting as I do over here on the West Coast. I love that video; it and others like it always make me cry.

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    1. It seems that California is where I "oughta be"! Sorry, that made me think of "The Beverly HIllbillies"!
      I knew you would love that video! It was very popular several years ago, but I still look at it now and then.

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  3. Glad you are home and hope the power stays for you.

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    1. Thanks! Our power did stay on, and we were grateful. I read that east of us, in Augusta, they were also hit very hard with power outages.

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  4. Stay warm. Just found your lovely blog! It looks cold!!

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    1. Hello Leah!
      Thanks for your comment! Please visit me again!

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  5. You and all in your area are in my prayers to stay safe and warm.

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    1. Thank you for your prayers. I know we have had it much easier than others in the country, but ice is ice and is very dangerous no matter the amount!

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  6. Your weather is giving us a knock on here in England, terrible rain and howling winds. I just heard on the TV how it has come from North America but originated in SE Asia! Truly , this world is interconnected. I hope your scary weather gets back to normal soon, Kay!

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    1. I have seen the photos from the BBC of the high winds and floods in the UK.
      Let's hope the weather will settle down soon!

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  7. Glad your power is on. Prayng for all in the storms' path. Please be careful. xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thank you, Susie! Our weather has been so up and down, cold one week, warm by the next, and then very cold again. It's just so different that it feels unsettling.

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  8. I'm hoping your power stays on and the trees aren't too damaged by all this mess. It was sunny here but the temps in the AM were -12 I believe! It's warming up and I'm sure it will down south too. It's just been the worst Winter ever! I loved the video..very fun and also so heartwarming! We need more flash mobs like that! Hang in there Kay!

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    1. I am in need of someone popping up and singing like around me, I would love it!
      I have seen photos of your snow, and it looks so pretty. Much rather YOU have it though! xx

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  9. HAHA! I love that comment at the end. So adorable, Kay! I'm very happy to hear your power is back on. Alain's in San Fran all week and I'm scared to death of losing power. How on Earth would I keep my girls warm and fed? Oh my. We are really snowed in too! Crazy weather! XOXO

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    1. HA! You know that last comment is only the truth! ;-)
      Glad you can have snowy fun with your girls. Enjoy them, they grow up so quickly! xx

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    1. Amazing, especially since we had similar just the two weeks before!!

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  11. Hoping that you and Ricvhard and so many others stay safe and at home, Kay. We are also getting some of the nasty winter weather but GA seems to be getting the worst.

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    1. Ice is so dangerous, so easy to slip and fall. I am hoping for a mild winter next year!

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  12. For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth - and He shall reign forever. Amen and amen!

    Stay warm and keep singing, Kay! :)

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    1. Amen and amen!
      I will always have a song in my heart, always!

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  13. I saw how hard your area was hit and I am so sorry you have to deal with it all. At least here we are used to it and expect it! xo Diana

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    1. Thanks, Diana, I am not used to ice or snow, and I think it shows! xx

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  14. Poor you! I hope the power stays on and you won't have to freeze in your house!

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    1. Our house is cold enough with power, I was getting a bit nervous about it, and when it clicked on, I truly felt so grateful! I just happened to be replying to your comment when it happened! xx

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  15. Crazy weather everywhere Kay.

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    1. I know but I have to tell you my problems anyway! :-)

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  16. Hi Kay, it's almost over,thankfully. Every time a tree limb fell in my yard my puppy would bark like someone was breaking in. Stay warm.

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    1. That storm was really something else. Let's hope we don't have one like it again!

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  17. Stay warm and stay home! We were just below the belt that moved your way so we only got rain (no ice or snow this time). Hopefully we'll have some warm up days soon. I know that after the last storm, 50 degrees never felt so good!

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    1. The ice and snow used to miss us too!

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  18. I thought of you when I saw photos of Atlanta in the newspaper. Dreadful to be without power. I hope it stays on for your sake.

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    1. Thanks, Gigi! We were okay with the power, it was the ice that we had to deal with that was so bad.

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  19. Hoping your electricity stays on, it's so cold here and I know it's worse where you are.

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  20. Hi Kay! I saw on TV how bad this storm was in your area. This winter has been a bad one one all over it seems. Happy the power came back on and just it time it seems. Stay safe and keep those layers near by.....never know!

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    1. Hey Jim!
      It could be worse, of course but I am still hoping for a milder winter next year!
      Thanks for your well wishes!

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  21. Oh, I hate ICE! We had 7 inches of nice beautiful snow. I don't know about you but I'm ready for spring! Love your flowery header!

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    1. I so much agree, snow is beautiful but ice is just doggone dangerous!
      My flowery header is from a bouquet of flowers from England, the flowers there are just incredible, I am amazed by them.

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  22. I love the Hallelujah Chorus and I love that flashmob video! It was shot in Canada, you know -- Toronto, I believe.

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    1. Hey Debra!
      You are correct, that video has been out for years but I love it!

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  23. From the images we're being shown on TV here...I can't imagine being surrounded by all the snow and ice that are covering vast areas up your way, Kay. It must be so distressing to be engulfed so. Cars completely lost...streets, roads, driveways buried...there is nothing fun about that. I hope the weather clears once and for all very soon. Same with all the flooding in the UK...I feel for everyone.

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    1. I know, I have also seen the photos of the flooding and the high winds in the UK, very scary. We even had an earthquake on Friday night in South Carolina that was felt here in the Atlanta area. Weather seems to have gone wild.
      Thanks for your comment!

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