Huricane Ike still had a kick when she came thru on Sunday, September 14th, 2008.
This area became a war zone. Breaking branches and tree trunks and hundreds of pine cones
pounding on the tin roof of the barn. At the peak some 300,000 homes in Louisville and over
75,000 here in Southern Indiana were without power.
|By the time the snow started in the Fall, the path by the barn was clear and I was
contemplating getting a stump out of the ground so I could grade the whole path lower by about a foot.
(There's a drop off some two feet from the barn wall that made the tractor really want to
roll over. That little valley is full of vines and small trees that I'd like to mow.)
In January we got many inches of ice and many tens of thousands of us were again without power. I was only out for three days and two nights, but some people went weeks. Unlike the time with Ike, those two nights were cold!
Now my fine path by the barn needs clearing again.
A tip of the hat to REMC and Pike Electric. They were out here about midnight, climbing the poles and connecting high voltage wires after they pulled them out from under the trees and knocked the ice off of them. And the weather was COLD!
I was glad to have heat again.