That night, after we got back to the motel and were relaxing with a cup of coffee, the power went off. An ice storm had started about dark. Actually as I write this some people are still without power up there and it's been a week now. It was about 9:30 and we were tired so we just went to bed about 10-ish. The power went out again the next a.m. as I was in the middle of a shower ... thank goodness Wendell had brought the flashlight up to the room so with it shining in the bathroom mirror, I finished showering and he got shaved without too much blood. After a cold, dark breakfast we hit the road and by the time we were back in Indiana the roads were normal, though we did drive home in the rain. Listening to the Colts on the radio, winning, made the trip go by quickly.
We saw lots of utility company vehicles and highway workers removing trees from the secondary highway as we started out on in Michigan. As we got closer to home we heard about all of the rain we had received here in southern Indiana and wondered if our road would be flooded and we would have to walk in on the RR tracks. But all was well. However, we were flooded in for Christmas eve and Christmas day. We didn't want to go anywhere anyway so ... Now everything's back to normal (whatever that is).
Here's our Christmas tree this year. We need new lights I think. And probably a new tree ... This area is where the gun cabinet used to be. We took it to Adrian this Christmas. I want to put something else here but not sure just now what it's going to be. There is some discussion going on about that at our house ... LOL! I'll keep you updated.
Next time I write it will probably be 2014. So much to do and so little time. Time -- it's flying by and I still have so much to accomplish in life.
God bless you all. And I wish you a very happy new year.