Ice Storm

December 12th, 2008

Well it’s been an interesting 20 hours or so here in New Hampshire. About an inch of ice fell, covering everything, closing most major roads and cutting power to about half a million homes and businesses… except right here where I live. Our power flickered a couple of times, the internet never failed and I’ve been working cozily from my basement office all day.

I remember the Ice Storm of ’98- I actually drove up into Maine in the teeth of the thing because a buddy of mine was stranded in his mobile home and needed som serious re-supply.  It was a stupid thing to do- the number of times i nearly bought it on the way up… I’d rather not recount it. Still, the news is reporting this storm is actually worse than ’98 and it just doesn’t feel that way to me.

The ’98 storm went on for 3 days if I recall correctly and as bad as it was in New England it was Canada that really got hammered by it. I suppose if we put it in perspective we would have to say that it is worse for us, but still doesn’t hold a candle to the total destruction wrought by the ’98 storm.

Anyhow, the sun is finally peaking out and the melting has already begun. Now it’s time for all those state and utility clean-up crews to do their collective thing and put it all behind us.