An ice storm slammed Dryden, Ithaca, Lansing, Trumansburg, Danby, Groton, all a lot of other places throughout the fingerlakes yesterday. I spent some of the day in the city of Ithaca (taking pictures and shopping) and some of the day on the couch watching "The Wire" and some of the day sitting in the house with Arjan and without any electricity and some of the day picking up and moving large branches from the driveway and some of the day driving in the snow and some of the day handling fire calls for downed wires in the Varna Volunteer Fire District (downed live wires HUM REALLY LOUD).
We went to bed without electricity and wondered how we would keep the house warm without a wood stove or any backup plan to our natural gas furnace that requires electricity to run.
At 6:30am the power came back, I raised the thermostat (the inside temperature had sunk to 51 degrees), shut off all of the lights, and got back in bed under a pile of blankets.
Pictures of the ice on things around the house here: