License: Creative Commons - Attribution Author: GollyGforce - Living My Worst Nightmare
5 days after Mid-Michigan was hit with an ice storm the trees are still covered. Over 440,000 residence/business lost power from falling trees, branches, power lines, and even power poles fell. Emergency crews have come from several states, giving up their holiday at home to help restore power to us as fast as possible. As we end day 5 and head into day 6, they have reduced the outages to under 115,000. Christmas Eve it got down to 7F (-14.5C) actual temp with wind chills dropping it another 10 degrees. It was COLD!
I have no power, no heat, no water, and 2 portable heaters were not enough to warm even the livingroom where I slept on the couch, I barely noticed when the tanks ran out of fuel, just burrowed deeper into the pile of bedding I had on the couch. My power is scheduled to be back on aprox 11:30pm Saturday night.
((on a personal note, life has been living hell for me since I lost Bud in a car accident 11/11/13. It sucks, it hurts, I have considered the unthinkable and have had to seek help more than once, but I am doing my best to work through the grief. I have not been able to pick up my camera at all, I barely have the energy to keep going, I can't spare any for anything else yet. This shot was taken on my phone, first shots I tried on it, all auto setting, not near my normal level but best I could do.))