Friday, January 30, 2009

where's waldo? I mean Jo ...


Hi! This is Theresa, Jo's daughter. She asked me to update her blog a few days ago when the ice storm hit. She lost her electricity. She had already been trying to get her internet straightened out the day earlier, but the snow was interfering with the signals. I guess if there's a snow storm on her "mountain" as well as in some town in New England at the same time, the internet guys in India can't do a thing to help her. At least, that's the way I understood it when she explained it to me a couple of days ago.

The snow fell here Monday night. A lot of snow fell. Tuesday afternoon we had a lull in the winter weather, while she tried to straighten out her internet (to no avail ... see the paragraph above for further details).

Then Tuesday night the bad stuff hit. Lots of rain, freezing rain, sleet. It was a mess. Trees still have ice on them today. So many trees went down, taking down power lines with them. And that is what happened up on Jo's "mountain."

I just got a phone call from her saying that the electricity is back! She said tomorrow she will work on the internet. I hope the internet question center in Zimbabwe is open on Saturdays!

Meanwhile, I've littered her blog with a few of my photos from the snow. While it was debilitating (and one of the worst storms we've had a in a few years), I have to admit that it was awfully beautiful. Every muscle in my body aches from shoveling ice off of my driveway. I have to thank mommy for her know-how and great ideas in how to make easier work of the mountain of frozen sludge deposited at the end of my driveway by the friendly neighborhood snow plows.

I think I've filled up enough of Jo's blog with my words. I thought I should get over here and let everyone know how and where she is, as she asked me to do, before she gets back!

14 comments:

Mike Golch said...

At least our part of Ohio was spared the freezing rain.I hope that the eclectricity and internet are back up and running soon.

Connie said...

Hang in there, Jo. It will get fixed and you will return
to normal. Ice storms are horrific and dangerous if you go outside. We always had to stay inside until everyone got the ok. Those wires above are BIG !

During one of our last ones my daughter just came home from the hospital with a new baby. With no power, she had to heat the bottles in a bucket in the fireplace That was an experience!

I hope they get you back in business soon.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Theresa!

It's so nice of you to let us know where Jo is! I hope her mountain thaws out quick. Please tell her I stopped by to say HI and see how she's been!

Hugs, Sherry

Aisha said...

I'm glad Jo is doing fine. I hope she'll be able to get electricity soon. Must be crazy to have that snow storm. Scary!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

thank you for the update! hope you guys are all thawed out!
brisk cold here in Georgia but no snow no ice THANK you God

Linds said...

Thanks, Theresa!

Jo, it is good to know you are ok. Good luck with those Delhi call centres. The bane of my life. I hope your internet is up soon!

Ky Woman said...

Theresa, Please let Jo and JD both know that we are thinking of them. We got part of that same storm. Thankfully I didn't lose power. Everything in my home is electric!

Tell them to stay warm!

Kate said...

Hi Theresa - Please pass on my best wishes too for her to gain access to all her friends from her house in the 'Mountain'.. Cheers and blessings going to her (and you too) from the land of the Tartan - Love Kate x.
btw. I 'love' the wee cutie dog which could be a twin of my own wee pet (Trixie) now residing up on Rainbow Bridge.

Tersie said...

I just heard from her again and I believe she'll be back in blogging business within the day. :)

judypatooote said...

Hi Theresa, it's nice of you to fill in for your mom....I like the new look....I too live in OHIO and they say here on the news that we have as much snow as we had during the blizzard of '78....I haven't lost my electricity, thank God, but I'm sick to death of all this snow and freezing days and nights...I keep going out and stocking up with food, for the next storm, but I usually have it all gone before the storm hits...LOL....your puppy is precious..... HI JO.... judy

Jo said...

Would you all just look at me.... I am not only online once again, but commenting on my own blog.

The cute little furry face at the bottom of Tersie's post is my adorable little grandpuppy, Lucy. She looks a lot like her grandperson, but acts like her human mommy.

I will be here sometime tomorrow with pictures and stories.

Hugs to all.

Jo said...

Would you all just look at me.... I am not only online once again, but commenting on my own blog.

The cute little furry face at the bottom of Tersie's post is my adorable little grandpuppy, Lucy. She looks a lot like her grandperson, but acts like her human mommy.

I will be here sometime tomorrow with pictures and stories.

Hugs to all.

Jess said...

I feel ya! Hang n there...praying!

The Old Man and His Dog said...

Nice job pinch hitting.