Ice storms are not like snow storms.
In snow storms if your vehicle is slipping on the road, you can put two tires on the side of the road and get some traction. In an ice storm, the side of the road is covered in ice just as the road.
In snow storms you can walk out to the barn without ice skating skates on. In an ice storm you slip and slid with every step. In snow storms, you can run around and play, building snowman’s and having snow ball fights. In ice storms you can’t play in it and you don’t even want to go outside.
In ice storms, ice covers everything.
It COVERS EVERYTHING.
Of course, just like most winter moments, it can be a beautiful sight to see. It quiets the world around you. It brings a sense of peace. Unless of course, you have to drive in it. Then, it’s miserable.
Warming up your car in the morning take double, if not triple, the time—especially, if it’s thick.
Yes, that’s right, people lived without power for three weeks. While I consider myself someone who would be okay with that and would see it as some type of “living in the time before electricity” adventure, I’m not so sure with two young kids and in the dead of winter, I would have liked it too much.
Turning it into a wood-burning fireplace is one of the renovations that we need to really consider this year.
So darling followers, how many of you live in ice storm areas? And how many of you have lived through one?