Tuesday into Wednesday
we had an ice storm.
It was gorgeous
except for the snapping tree branches that sounded like gunfire,
the exploding transformers
that rendered the area electricity free,
and the fact that the ice prevented the water from draining away from the barn
requiring us to dig a drainage ditch.
I did not prepare at all for the lack of electricity.
We had no water
and no heat.
I had not bothered to fill the tubs,
did not have a store of water
and all the wood was wet and outside.
Note to self: start stocking up on water and wood.