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!