We lost Electricity last night in a freezing rain and wet snow storm. No heat no water no electricity and no phone for 19 1/5 hours. It was horrible.
I went out to open the garage door for firewood and it was froze shut. The lock opening was all ice. Came back in and went back out with de-icer in hand and a flashlight and half way down the ramp I slipped and fell backwards and split my head open. After struggling to get this old body up and steady enough to walk back up the ramp I did stop to spray the lock. I came back in and said to my husband I think I am bleeding. Sure enough I split the back of my head open, but it is small, but you know how a head wound bleeds.
No water because we live with a well. I am waiting now for the water pipes to unthaw and get filled back up to get a shower. Mind you the windchill today was -15*F. Gusts to 35 miles per hour. Cold day.
We did keep the temp in the living room to about 62 degrees and it was a struggle to do that.
We went out and shoveled snow into pans to flush the toilets after it was melted and a pan full in the fridge to keep it cold. Any port in a storm.
I have a sore head and everything else will hurt tomorrow. I blacked out for a minute and woke up to hurting and feeling cold so I am sure the bed will happen early tonight. 4am this morning was a long time ago. Chris