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Old 01-22-2013, 12:23 PM   #560
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Winter Storm Idgo

Well with the chores done ..
And it being so dang frigid out.. I was able to do this last storm ...
So now I'm all caught up... Hmm maybe I can work on a retro RR now

For a week the weather folks talked about the winter storm Idgo..
I still don’t know why they need to name winter storms…
It has to be somebody’s brain fart of an idea…

Well the storm hit almost on time .. It was 2 hours late…
But when it came WOW .. It was dropping snow at a rate of 1”-2” per hour !!
But it did slow up some..

By night fall we had at least 6 inches..



It was a very wet and heavy snow …We lost the phone line first.. Then the power went out next..
I did have to use the emergency phone to call in the phone being out …
I really don’t like the NEW and improved automated systems they have…
As it doesn’t recognizes a tracphone’s touch pad.. WAPITA that was…But I got through finally ..
To someone in India !! Yeah like they know what’s going on in VA.!!!

I had just finished prepping supper (Veggie Chili) So I stuck it on the woodstove to finishing heating up…



We lost 4 big limbs on the long needle pine out front



Mother Nature sure does a poorass job of tree trimming. At least no fences where damaged..



We got 12 inches of snow…



At least the Spruce tree was spared…



HB made a few passes with the snow blower first… But it kept jamming with the wet snow..



Snow always makes everything look so pristine..



The horses made tracks in the snow… We had already put round bales out the day before..



HB then switched to the quad and plow…I stopped to say hi to Annie …



WOW a little sun and the plowed driveway… All the snow melted very nicely …



We regained power the next day.. Our back up did one bang up job.Hey it's a HONDA .. It ran all night..
From Thursday 5:05 pm till Friday 11:30 am.. And only used 4.5 Gals…. Not bad for 18+ hours…

The Phone line.. Oh this is the kicker only OUR line went out... Isn’t that always the way…
That just got fixed on Monday….So we are fully back up and running here on the mountain…

I hope ya'll enjoy checking in on a whole different life then what some have ..
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