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Thursday, February 14, 2008

And just like that. . .

. . .power and internet have been restored to my tiny burg. Today, the temperatures are climbing into the 40's, melting away the ice and leaving a mushy mess of sodden soil and fallen trees and limbs. The crews are still working to get power restored to the rest of the area. Unfortunately, today they have to contend with the winds, which are forecast to pick up throughout the day. So, the return of electricity could be somewhat fitful, as the wind blows the limbs and branches weakened by the heavy layer of ice. Inevitably, some trees are going to be blown over onto power lines.

Here are a couple of photos of some of the damage at my parents' home, just about a half mile from where I live:

As you can see, there's a lot of work to be done. To quote our president in the year 2000, "Anybody need any firewood?"

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