Hi you all. John and I are home safe. We got home Wednesday. I'm really sorry I didn't do an entry sooner. A lot of crazy things have been going on this week, one thing after another, and I just didn't get a chance to do an entry before now.
If you remember, the last time I posted, I mentioned we might possibly be evacuated from Hope Lodge. Well, in that ice storm, a total of 160,000 homes around us did end up losing electricity (which of course includes light, water, and heat, b/c all of these things are generated by electricity).
So if you remember, I posted on Monday, December 17 that we might be evacuated from Hope Lodge. Yes, I did do that post at about 3 am, LOL. At about 6 am, John and I decided to go over to the hospital (Hershey Medical Center). We wanted to make it there before the electricity went out at Hopoe Lodge. We didn't want to be stumbling around in the dark, looking for our medications, and such things that we had collected to take with us in case of an evacuation.
Well, we got to the hospital, and went to the cafeteria and ate a delicious breakfast. Then John and I went to the Cancer Clinic and he got labwork done. That morning the lights kept surging on and off. It made me nervous. I tried to stay out of the elevators as much as possible.
Then I kept hearing something odd. I kept hearing the power was off in Hershey. Finally I got the story. A truck had slid on ice and knocked into a transformer. The power was out in Hershey! I was told the hospital was being run by a generator.
Hope Lodge is down the street from the hospital, about a mile, but technically in a different town. Hope Lodge still had power, LOL. I evacuated one place, that had power, to get to another that had no power! But at least the hospital had a generator.
John and I went to his appointment while at Hershey Medical Center that afternoon. I will tell you about how it went in the next entry, because this entry is getting too long. I wanted to end this by showing you some photos of trees in the ice storm.
While ice can be pretty dangerous, and cause damage, I also think it is pretty. I love seeing ice glitter off the trees. All the trees in these photos are laden with ice, not snow.
Aren't they pretty?
Love you all, Krissy :)