Monday, February 08, 2010

Thank you REC

Thanks to the power company (and the many from other areas of Oklahoma and other states), our electricity came back on this afternoon! We were out for a full 11 days. Really makes you appreciate some things we take for granted.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

The Skunkinator

I finally got the skunk that has been coming in my garage. It will take a week to air out, but this one won't be a problem again.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010


We live in one of the areas hit hardest by the ice storm on January 28th, 2010. As I write, we are on our 6th day without power at home, and not looking for it to come on anytime soon. Many power lines have snapped, and those of us who live in rural areas are much lower priority than the urban communities with more people. The armies of utility trucks are amazing. They have come from other states. I saw late last night a parking lot full of the trucks at the Grady County Fairgrounds. We never lost power at my office in Chickasha, and I have a generator at home. Propane wall furnaces supply heat, so I am doing well, the only thing I lack is hot water. Here are some pictures taken last week.