Monday, December 10, 2007

The Iceman Cometh

Apologies to Eugene O'neill.

What is it with KC. Nine times out of ten our "big" winter storms come in the form of ice. I remember coming to KC to pick up my brother from the Art Institute one year, I noticed that the forested areas off the interstate looked like someone had inserted giant toothpicks randomly throughout. I later came to realize that those were tree trunks snapped like twigs as a result of heavy ice.

Our forecasters are predicting the second ice age tonight, that is, if (big if), the temperature stays below 32 degrees. Bring it on. It can't be worse than the "Storm of 02" That was the storm that showed me what a big baby I am. Five days without power. Five days! I worry for our trees though. One more branch off the gum tree in back and it's surely a goner. Oh well, more free fire wood. Bundle up and stay warm people. I'm off to shop for provisions.

4 comments:

HeyJules said...

Oh God...the storm of '02...I cringe just thinking about it.

I just can't stand the thought of going through that again. Five days without heat. Or warm food. Or sanity.

Is it too late to board the dogs and move to Florida???

Sea Sang In Us said...

Fun times, eh Jules. Sanity is overrated, or so I've heard. It's raining outside right now. I'll see you in a week. Bye bye power.

Shalee said...

I love that school has been cancelled and the roads aren't bad. My boss is going to be so happy...

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