Monday, December 15, 2008
Ice Age 2008
When I wrote about me wining the cake competition on Tuesday I was imagining this wonderful weekend, full of cinnamon smell, warm cookies, baked marshmallows, gift wrapping and stories by the fire.
Our week starting from Wednesday until today ( Monday) turned out quite different.
Tuesday the weather was bad, but this is usual here, so nobody paid attention, but when our power went out on Wednesday that was the beginning of the end of my "dreamy" weekend.
Such an ice storm wasn't seen around here in 20 something years!
Well, we got lucky!
And I mean, seriously! There were people injured from failing trees, cars broken, roofs pierced by collapsing trees, no heat, no warm water, flooding, closed roads...
Governor Patterson said we are in a state of disaster, not even emergency.
It was quite a trial, but again- WE GOT LUCKY!
We were 4 days with no electricity, this is our 6 day with no hot water, probably because of the flood our 2 year old water heater is not starting and the plumber was so busy he couldn't come earlier than tomorrow...
It's a mess, but still, we checked in a hotel with the dog ( I was so worried what we are going to do, but it turns out that there are hotels, and good ones, that take people with dogs).
The kids had a blast of course, they had the pool in the hotel :-) and the whole thing was "very exciting".
How easy is for something like this to shatter your perfect little world in seconds!
I didn't take that much pictures, because it was dangerous to stay outside, there were trees falling, even a branch fell next to me while I was shooting with the camera, so I got inside.
It was ( and still is) incredibly beautiful though!!! I can't believe something so scary can be so beautiful at the same time!
See for yourself here.
( Everything that you see on the pictures is ice, not snow!)
I just hope we are going to get lucky and get some hot water tomorrow!
New Year’s Eve and New year’s day in Bulgaria are celebrated pretty much as everywhere else. However, one part of the tradition that is pr...
I cannot believe it's been a whole month since my little pumpkin's birthday! Time just flies when you are having fun, right? So, bet...
Once upon a time, there was a little girl that loved to draw. And as they say, the rest is history. What is the best Christmas present you...
When Elaine Pereira first approached me, about 6 months ago, she requested that I write a review of her book " I will never forget&q...
It is more than a year, since Maria and I spoke about guest blogging. She wrote about me in the Summer this year, and I...with all my engage...
I remember how excited I was when I was turning 10. Double digits! However, it was bitter-sweet for me, since that was my last birthday to b...
It is hard for me to even write this. The words are not coming out ...and when something finally gets on the paper it's not the right ...
I just realized that I never posted my book trailer that I made last year for graduate school. The project was great in my head, but when I ...
Recently I've been debating with myself if I should post about positive experiences that I had with this or that during the week. On ...
As a person who appreciates and creates art, I cannot but be pleasantly surprised that in times like this, when it is so difficult for every...
- ► 2013 (9)
- ▼ 2008 (6)