It got dark and cold. The ice storm took my power out at 5:30 a.m. I spent most of the day trying to clear snow and downed limbs from my driveway. It’s going to take me a long time to clean up the mess from this storm, but luckily the only damage to my house was part of the gutter.
I cooked dinner on my gas grill, but my house continued to get colder.
Although my laptop has a battery, my cable modem and router do not. So I didn’t have internet access to keep me occupied.
I took a short bike ride, which was probably a bad idea. The roads were a mess, and my brakes and derailleur iced up. I got back home safely, but I have a new respect for those that ride to work in snowy/icy conditions.
I’m staying the night at a friend’s house. He came and picked me up in his four-wheel drive truck. The drive would have been dicey in my car. It’s warm here, and I have internet access. I’ll be back home in the morning, and will hopefully have power by then.
Due to disruption of my routine, I didn’t weigh-in this morning. If it’s still cold at my house in the morning, I won’t weigh-in tomorrow either.
I’m not entirely sure what my work plans are for tomorrow. I went to work on Tuesday, when many others didn’t. I skipped today, as I was unable to even get my car out of the garage for most of the day, and I’m still not sure I can get it through my neighborhood without getting stuck.
If the roads are passable, but my power is still out, I may go into work just to be warm. If my power is on, I’ll probably stay home, and catch up on sleeping. I also desperately need a shower. 🙁
Both Duke Energy here in Indiana, and LG&E in Louisville say it could be this weekend before all power is restored. I’m seriously beginning to consider an alternate heating source for times like this.