Thursday, January 29, 2009


(maggiepie and i;)

thank you all for your concern and warm thoughts!!!

some of you asked if the weather we are experiencing is normal for kentucky. it is not at all, normal!!! as a matter of fact, if the local meteorologists predict snow, our local agency (1) gets out and salts and/or sands the roads in preparation. further, the local schools cancel classes just to be on the safe side.

though we do have relatively cold winters, more years than not the area only sees a couple of minor snow events... because henderson and its surroundning counties are so unprepared, most streets and roads are still packed with ice, snow, and fallen trees, limbs, and branches. thus, there have been a rather large number of accidents even today, and, several of our main roads and secondary highways have been closed. honestly, it would not surprise me if it is the middle of next week before travel will be back to normal here.

gratefully, we have maintained power!!! last night, as i posted yesterday, all the hotels/motels here and in the surrounding area were full; NO grocery stores, one gas station, and only 2 restaurants were open. both restaurants (as you can imagine) were packed with mobs of hungry people. lines of these people, literally, stretched from the restaurant doors, respectively, to the streets! i am so hoping that all will have their power restored and be safetly in the comfort of their homes as soon as is possible!!!

love and blessings,
dani xx


Anonymous said...

Oh my! I grew up in weather like that. I miss it and don't, all at the same time.

Stay toasty you two.

Tabitha said...

That is a gorgeous photo of you and maggie pie!
I hope that you are all back to normal very soon.
Thinking of you ~ and hoping you will be ok.
Stay safe!!
Love and big hugs Tabitha XXXX

::Jan:: said...

Love the photo.

Boy how weird it must feel to you. You may be thinking your in Alaska more than Kentucky sounds like. I hope it goes back to normal soon.

Cheri and Jesse said...

Dani, I've been thinking about you everytime they show it on the news. I heard it might be mid Feb until all power is restored. I hope that is not true. I can't imagine what it is costing families in your area that are staying in hotels. Especially one month after Christmas, which is definitely crunch time at my house, and with the shaky economy. I will keep everyone affected in my prayers.

Bren's Life said...

Sheesh- I hate being homebound & can't imagine. I went to college in Idaho & it was so so cold with lots of snow & I hated it..
Stay warm & safe!

Shannon said...

That Ed Brady is so handsome.
I can say this once and mean it, I'm glad I'm not in Henderson.

MoziEsmé said...

I'm glad things are getting back to normal! And that is one cute pic.

SuzanSayz said...

Dani, I just feel so sad for all the people in Kentucky who are being affected by the horrid weather. I heard that Kentucky has even been declared a disaster area. I just can't believe how many people are being affected in one way or another by all of the bad things going on lately. I guess one good thing to come of it all is that a lot more people are praying. That has got to be a good thing.

Stay inside please, little missy, and stay warm.

Amanda said...

I hope you keep your power ~ you have been very luck so far.
Poor Maggie will have cold paws!
My boys enjoyed watching the video ~ especially of the kids on their sledges. Wish we could do that! They shout. But not so much fun for you guys living there!

Stay warm!
Amanda x

Lucy said...

Dani, The pictures in your slideshow look very pretty but then again we are not felling the harsh weather as we view them. Thank goodness you still have power. In southen parts of Australia they are experiencing the total oppisite. The tempreture has been over 105 degree Fahrenheit for the last week and 95,000 homes are without power. We have been lucky in Brisbane so far as our tempretures have been bearable. Hope it all settels down soon.
Love and warm hugs to you all.XXXXOOOO

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Hannah said...

The transformers are STILL blowing?? Wow. I would think they would have stopped by now, since everyone's saying that they're all getting their power back :/ Yikes! I hope you all keep yours!

LOVE the picture of you and Maggiepie :) She's so darling :D

This has been a freak thing for our little portion of KY :/ The Drive looks like a tornado came through or something, for there are branches and trees EVERYWHERE :/


Tabitha said...

Hi there Dani ~ just checking back in with you ~ hope you are ok and staying warm.
Take care ~ love and hugs Tab XXXX

Kellan said...

I'm so glad you still have electricity - that is great and helps a lot - what a mess. Stay warm and safe - kellan

Heidi 'n' Jeff said...

That's just craziness! I really hope everything will get better. Those poor people. I am glad you have power. :)