Just thought I’d do an update on the ice storm. Clyde and Newark got hit hard. We just got power yesterday at 8pm. I lost 8 fish out of my fish tank, including the tiger barbs (which were the oldest fish in the tank at 3 years), because the temperature of my tank was less than 50 degrees. That was a third of the fish in there. I’m lucky they all didn’t die. I also lost my filter, I have to buy one tonight. I spent the weekend running around getting supplies, going to my apartment to grab food from the fridge, trying to heat the apartment and putting warm water in the tank. I’m sore from dragging branches.
We had a small generator on Saturday afternoon, but just enough to run the fridge, or the heat. We alternated them, fridge on, furnace off, and visa versa. My dad didn’t have a plug for the generator, and we couldn’t get one (all survival supplies in the surrounding areas were out), so he just had the wires sticking in it. Well, the neutral fell out and he browned out the house. He fried our living room TV and the brand new DVD player. Luckily Bose replaced the DVD player, but they still have to buy a TV.
Clyde was very busy on Saturday. No gas stations or restaurants were open in Newark or Lyons, so everyone came to Clyde to get food gas and Kerosene for their generators and heaters. Our gas stations have generators. The lines in our gas stations must have has 20 cars waiting at each one. It was a site.
It was an interesting weekend, I needed to relax, but I didn’t get to. I did learn how to crochet though, I’m making a blanket.
I made a page of pictures to show off, check it out.