We were without electricity and water the last four days. After going to the Bennington Recreation Center to shower last night, we returned to find our power had returned. I've never washed dishes with such joy! Here are photos of the results of Sunday's storm when it poured ice for more more than six hours.
This is a photo of Monday, March 7, when the ice had fallen bending the trees, but it was still snowing.
Also the first day, a forlorn Blue Spruce laden with ice.
On Tuesday, the sun shown, the sky was blue, but trees and limbs were dropping almost every minute. The dogs and I walked just inside the woods and then turned around. We took the following photos, but it was a dangerous environment. It was difficult to walk between the fallen debri and the sound of cracking trees was troubling.
Last night, I started to post these photos and we lost our electricity again. I turned off the computer and went to bed. Now, I'm saving these as I go.
I jumped out of bed this morning. My clock was blinking so the electricity had gone off again, but it was on. There was laundry to wash. Toilets to clean. Yes, it was again a luxury to see my body's discharge floating again.
The good news is that there will be plenty of firewood for years to come. Unfortunately, at the great pain of some very healthy trees.
Our road. The trees weep and bend to the ground.
The first load of laundry is complete. I'm drinking iced tea and the indoor holiday lights are blinking. Water is flowing from the tap. Let's party!
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