Ice storm in Siloam Springs

The ice should all be gone before the sun goes down today. I’m basing this on the forecasted high of 58 degrees, with full sun.

My husband’s been posting photos (and links to his entire album of photos) of this storm all week. There are some stunning ones, and others clearly illustrate how much ice we actually had.

The power (I’m loving, this week, how that word can be understood two ways in all these posts. We have no electricity, but we’re also powerless over our situation.) has been returning to what seems like nearly all corners of Siloam Springs.

We called the Siloam Springs Electric Department this morning, to see if they could tell us anything about our situation. At least this person was interested, and seemed helpful. Hopefully we’ll hear something when he’s able to ask someone higher up (they’re all in the field, of course).

It’s now been 86+ hours without power at our home, covering four whole nights. I’m really tired of writing these posts — I just want to be back in my own home, with luxurious amenities (as I called them yesterday) such as heat, lights, a functional stove, and a working refrigerator and freezer.

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4 responses to “Ice storm in Siloam Springs

  1. The only thing I can say is that, EVENTUALLY, you’ll be back on the grid. That it won’t last forever is cold comfort, I know, but there it is.

  2. I hope your power comes back soon!

    We haven’t had to experience a long power outage since we’ve moved to our current home 5 years ago. For some reason our city’s sewer system is dependent on the electricity and backs up if the power is out for more than 24 hours. So our town gets first priority in our area. I shudder to think of what it would be like if the power was out for a few days here.

  3. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Glad you were here in STL to see the Botanical Garden, a gorgeous place, even in the midst of winter.

    Stay warm! You are brave and patient. 86 hours is a long time. We are cheering for you, for your power to be back on asap!

  4. Thanks, we made it! (Writing that post now.)

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