Ice Storm/94 Hrs. No Power

Hey y’all!

Our state was hit by a severe ice storm, last week.

Here in Oklahoma, we don’t get a lot of snow (sadly! I miss all the snow we got, when I lived up in Montana…), but every couple of years, we get an ice storm. This year, was a pretty historic one. In the first 24 hours of this ice storm, over 300,000 Oklahomans lost power.

We were part of that number, and didn’t have power for 94 hours. It was crazy!

This ice storm was really hard on nature, and trees all around suffered from losing limbs, or just breaking apart. Our property was a mess, with tree limbs thrown everywhere. Honestly, it looked like a tornado had come through.

(Photos of the damage on our property, once the ice all melted…)

Icy trees on the property!

We used our generator (genny for short. πŸ™‚ ) part of the time, to have running water and cook meals. But at nighttime and early morning (my family consists of fairly early-morning risers), we used candles and flashlights. I actually didn’t mind that, so much. I always thought candles were terribly romantic and cozy.

Mom took this photo of me reading my Bible in the morning, by candlelight. πŸ™‚

I even got to take a shower in the dark (Okay, I could have chosen to use a flashlight or candle in there, but I wanted to have a little fun with it all…) and we went to bed earlier than usual, because there wasn’t much to do, in such darkness.

Most of the branches and tree limbs, we dragged over at one of Dad’s houses…

Dad has some rental properties that had a good amount of damage to the trees too. We went on over there in the frigid weather and dragged trees into a pile, while Dad cut some into more manageable sizes.

Basically, through it all, I realized that more often than not, we don’t feel grateful for something, until it is taken away.

I didn’t feel thankful for electricity or running water, until I no longer had it…And I realized how blessed I was.

So, this is what I think.

I think, that we need to work on being grateful and thankful for what we have now, instead of waiting to be, when it’s no longer there…

Look around you.

Whether it be having a God that cares for you, loving family members, friends, good food to eat, or even just a bed to sleep in, you can be grateful for it. We can always find something to be thankful for.

So, start looking.

Carpe Diem!

-Keziah ❀

19 thoughts on “Ice Storm/94 Hrs. No Power”

  1. Awesome post! I love how you’re looking on the bright side, and always looking for a something to be grateful for!
    That’s similar to how I felt after we moved to Mexico. The electricity is very unstable, and goes out very frequently! It’s so easy to take these things for granted, lol.
    I love the photo of you reading your Bible by candle light! That looks so fun and cozy! πŸ˜€ ❀

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    1. Aw, thanks! And yes, I think we take way, way too many things for granted…It’s sad, really. And it got me thinking about people, today. How we don’t usually appreciate them as much either, until they’re gone…It’s really sad.

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  2. Wow!! I’m so glad nobody got hurt and that ya’ll had a generator! Yes, I agree, candles just radiate a cozy vibe. πŸ˜‰
    Though I’ve never been more than a few hours with power, it’s always a memorable experience. I never realize how much I take modern conveniences for granted until I’m deprived of them! It’s definitely an amazing reminder of how much we are blessed with.

    -Esther

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