Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Very Bad Storm

I know you've all heard by now that the east coast was hit with a very heavy snow storm. To some of you 18+ inches of snow may seem like nothing, but for us, that was a pretty big one so early in the year. It put down trees on power lines everywhere, knocked out our cable, phones and even caused problems with water lines. Our power went out Friday evening and they finally got it back on yesterday. I know the crews worked very hard during this time (and still are) to get everyone's power back on and I applaud each and every one of them. While some are still without and more restored today, we need to remember these people in our prayers. I've heard of a lot of elderly needing oxygen, dialysis patients needing treatments, plus countless others with health problems needing help. They've set up help centers all around to give a place to stay with heat, food, and water but there has been many not able to travel out for that help, literally stuck at their homes. The areas have ran out of kerosene while people stood in long lines trying to get some for heat. But I think the biggest problem was on our part of not being prepared for such a storm despite the warnings. As for me and my family, I thank God we were able to keep warm, cook, and have water through it all. And let me tell's amazing what you can do when a situation like this happens. We are all so used to having things so modern, we sometimes forget how to survive without all the comforts we can take for granted everyday. From the last report I heard yesterday it would be Christmas day before all the power was expected to be restored. That's a long time to do without certain things or having no way out, being confined to your home. I also saw where we have yet another heavy snow storm heading our way for Sunday and Monday. I haven't watched the update on that one today so I have no idea of what they're talking about for our area. I can only pray that it somehow passes us instead of being hit again so quickly. Please remember to take some time out during the day and pray for all those that are in these badly hit areas and states.

I'd also like to say with all the unexpected snowfall and problems, I haven't been able to post the tutorials as I was hoping. I will try to get to them as soon as possible. I want to thank each and everyone of you that is/has been following my blog and wish you a very Merry Christmas and blessed New Year! 


  1. Wow Libby, I've been following the storm online. So glad to hear your power has been restored. It's amazing to find that we can survive without modern conveniences when we have too.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family

  2. My goodness I've been hearing about the storms beating their way across the states! I'm grateful that you were prepared and you all were safe. I agree that prayers should be lifted for those who don't have the means to keep warm, have water, etc. I'm hopeful that somehow people can get to them and get them to where they can be taken care of. This is a wonderful reminder to have the pantry a little fuller if possible, extra jugs of water, lots of candles, etc. Also be aware of nearby neighbors now who perhaps could use some help in situations like this. You just never know how the weather can disrupt our routines. Merry Christmas Libby and have the most blessed new year. Thanks for all of your inspiration!!!

  3. Thanks so much girls and I truly hope you both enjoyed your Christmas! Yes, the first thing we do in situations like this, rather deep snow or floods is to check our neighbors which are widows and living by themselves. Seems everyone's going out at the same time and we all end up meeting and discussing the others (without any prior phone calls). I don't live close enough to call any of them neighbors but we all are at heart. And it's soooo nice to know we have such wonderful people living around us!