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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Ice Storm

Hi Everyone ;o)
Sit back and let me tell you a story ;o)
On Friday, December 20th, my brother and sister-in-law were suppose to come in, but decided to leave it till Saturday, because Friday, was the start of the ice storm in our area.
Saturday came and there was a pause in the storm. Everyone arrived safely and so did our friends. We had our Big Christmas meal on Saturday. Everyone's tummies were full. Our friends left for home, (my brother and sister-in-law were staying till Monday). Well on Saturday roughly at 5:00pm, the ice started to fall, with a mixture of snow, and it didn't stop!

Sunday morning we woke and the lights were flickering! We new the power was going to go! My sister-in-law and I rushed to make the coffee and breakfast. By 10:00am, power was gone!

We spent the day with candles, our gas fireplace, and playing cards. We even went outside and played "on top" of the ice covered snow! Some people in our area were ice skating on the roads!
When it came to food, lucky we had lots of left overs! Some of us made cold sandwiches and then we thought we would like to heat up some of the potatoes, vegetables and gravy. Well, I came up with an idea ;o) I got a bowl, lit some tea lights and put two knives across. (I added two more candles)
Got a pie plate and put the food in it.
Put some reynolds wrap on top, to keep the heat in.
Have a drink ;o) LOL!
And, roughly 45 minutes later, nice hot food! Seriously! My brother burnt his mouth, because he didn't realize how hot it was!
We even made tea and fried eggs!!!!
So if you are ever without power try this ;o) It truly works!
Several trees are down in our area! We just got power on Monday night at 10:00pm! We have heard there are still people without power! They might be out for another week! We were so lucky! The only thing now, we are in a deep freeze! So with the heavy ice on the trees, more could break! Hopefully not and hopefully no more power outages!
I hope all my friends out there are safe and warm ;o)
As you know, I am way behind with all of you! I will be around!!!! Promise ;o)
If you celebrate Christmas, I wish you a Very Merry Christmas! Many Blessings to All ;o) I have received some happy mail, that I will share soon ;o)
Big Hugs


33 comments:

  1. goodness that is a tale. I'm glad that all of you are alright and that you are so clever. I never would have thought of the tealight stove. You saved the day. I think we'll just do that because.....it's wonderful.
    I hope you are all safe and warm and that you jingle til you tingle. Happy Everything, Oma Linda

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  2. I'm so glad you are OK, I was worried, you are a real pioneer girl, lol, how clever you are! I was wondering how your trees and garden survived the storm,

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  3. Aren't you clever, Stacy! Clever like a crow -- a Magic Love Crow! Glad to hear your power is back on. Wishing you a warm and wonderful Christmas!

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  4. I can see me in the teapot! BOL Thanks for the fun chica
    Merry Christmas!

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  5. I would have never have thought of that!

    Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

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  6. That will be a weekend to remember! Smart thinking with the pie plate and candle idea.

    I hope your weather warms before the ice pulls any power lines down. Stay warm and safe. Take care playing on the ice.

    Merry Christmas!

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  7. What a great idea for heating up food etc...Keep that in your memory bank. hope your power is back on! Your snow photos are wondrous. We got another 4 inches of snow with a grand total of 15 inches...It is so beautiful. Can't complain, at least we are cozy and warm. keep warm yourself and Happy holidays..

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  8. I once used a cast iron pan and the fireplace to cook when we lost power for a week due to a winter storm. I love your idea though! Happy Holidays!
    blessings
    ~*~

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  9. OMG... It's so cold there & HOT here!!! Just had Christmas lunch, prawns, baked ham, potato salad etc, dropped by to say back in Coolum and write soon, & everyone LOVED their aceos (of course because they are AWESOME) hugs to all my friend xoxox

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  10. Yours is also a great story! And what a genious you are with that manual stove you came up to!
    Wish you a wonderful xmas!

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  11. It seems that Nature wanted to decorate the outside in her own way!
    Love your ingenious ways, my dear crow goddess!
    Have the happiest Holiday Season ever!

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  12. What a beautiful way to spend real time together. Of course, being a Crow yourself, you thought of a terrific way to warm everyone's tummies and souls. I hope you are not iced in much longer and that everyone stays safe. The pictures are awesome. It will certainly be a weekend to remember :) Big Hugs and hope the power stays on.

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  13. Wow! What a terrible way to spend the holidays. I hope you and your family have a happy Christmas, regardless! You deserve it. :)

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  14. Stacy, I am first of all happy that you, your family and friends are ok!!! And what a story about heating the food - you are so creative girl!!!! Well done!! We just saw some glimpse of the storm you are having on the news here. Looks really bad!!!

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  15. Hi my friend. I have told you this before I do not MISS this type of weather at all. It is sunny here on the Oregon coast (SHOCKER) and that suits me just fine. I am taking a break between phone calls from the family and the turkey that is just about done. I wanted to stop in to wish you, you mom and the rest of the family a wonderful Christmas and the best ever 2014.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  16. You are creative in a multitude of ways Miss Stacy !
    Bright blessing to you.
    Keep warm.
    Holiday Hugs,
    Willow

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  17. Happy Holidays!! So happy to hear that you and your family are making the best of the storm and enjoying spending time together...these are the things you remember the most :) xoxo

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  18. Ooh, talk about a white Christmas! But how lovely to be warm and cozy with family, and to think of so many ways to enjoy the situation! *big hug*

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  19. Sounds like you not only made the best of it and had a great time (created an awesome memory too) but you invented something new! Love the idea of the knives with the tea lights below! Glad you enjoyed the food and family fun! Merry Christmas!! :)

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  20. You are so clever! What a memorable event, you'll be retelling this for years! Glad you are all OK, hope you had a nice Christmas day. Hugs! ~ Diane

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  21. Yes, we have to learn these tricks. When I lived in England a lot of winters were spent with no electric or gas......so coal fires were very handy. Learned to make do and it was fun back then. Have to make it a game and go with the flow..well done. ......Janice

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  22. Merry Christmas! Looks so cold there!!

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  23. Unbelievable amazing what you can do without power I've learned a few things as for weather well we got it all snow ice ice pellets, freezing weather that would turn water into ice in a minute and everything in between lucky me though the electricity stayed..thanks for sharing that trick I can heat up things now lol Nice to know, that even if. ..The Weather outside is frightful, but Little Magic Crow comes up with candles, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow x

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  24. Boo to power failures! but hurray that you and your family were able to make the best of it.
    I'm thinking that picking up a coleman stove may be a wise thing for me to do, lol! Our trees are still filled with the ice, it hasn't melted yet, and we got more snow overnight. How about you?
    Hope you had a Merry Christmas Stacy!
    hugs
    betty

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  25. Well aren't you the smart one! I want you at our next power outage! In all seriousness, this kind of storm is the worst. Please stay safe and I hope there are no further power issues.

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  26. Wow! So much snow! I hope you built some snowmen! Merry Christmas!!!

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  27. Stacy, glad you are ok! What a great idea for cooking your food!
    Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

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  28. You are so creative Stacy! I will remember this heating idea! I'm so screwed when the power goes out because I have no gas. I'm glad you were still able to have dinner with family and friends. :)

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  29. Oh my! It sounds like you had quite an adventure! I never would have guessed tea light candles could heat so well, you are so clever! I'm so glad your power is back on and it sounds like all of your guests had a wonderful time.

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  30. I have been thinking of the Eastern peeps lately! Glad to know you're getting through it with your characteristic cheer. It doesn't hurt to have some camping supplies and know how. Cheers for the new year hun!

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  31. wow!! the snow and ice can cause so much damage ..but i must say that the photos are awesome!!
    how clever you are!!! i will have to remember this...wish i'd known this back when we went through the terrible Northridge earthquake out here years ago!!
    you never cease to amaze me Stacy!!!

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  32. best christmas story i've heard this year. your brother's burned mouth, assuming he is okay, is the perfect hot stuff detail:)
    thanks again for your love for the trees poem at my place. i am truly grateful for your beautiful, free spirit. much love and peace, stacy...

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  33. Loved the pictures and the general cozy Holidayzee feel of it all. Sorry I've been less commentable of late. The Holidays have had me and it's like being kept prisoner in a cage made of wrapping paper, tinsel and Rum. I hope you Holiday went well, and by the state of the post above, it clearly did. *wave*

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