Sunday, February 1, 2009

Still No Power/pictures added



the weight of the ice on the power lines


all the trees have dropped many limbs.
it will take years for them to grow and restore.







this is a road with every power line down from the heavy ice











No power, no generators to be found.
(you can see more info here: http://kait8.com)
The ice is melting thank goodness, and the water is being caught
in buckets to use for washing up with etc. No candles,
or batteries or basics in stores. Fema is providing water and MRE's (?) or
packaged meals from soldiers, they will get hers tomorrow.
I've sent many packages with radios,
tv, batteries, lamps that even though were shipped overnight are
still not there. Probably due to road conditions. My mom is very brave
and strong, despite what she thinks. I've always read that one can get
used to anything in time, and with patience, I think it's true.

32 comments:

Patti said...

Ive been thinking about you dear Renie!

TheWritersPorch said...

Sweet Renie.....
You are in my prayers. I hope things return to normal soon!

Brenda said...

Andrea,
Tell Renie if there is anything I can do just email me. I would be glad to help in way I can.
Hugs!
Brenda

BClark said...

Thank you so much for the update on Renie. Knowing that so many people are out there ready to lend a hand is great. I have a black and decker weather station that I keep plugged in all the time. When the power goes off, it's lights come on. It has a plug in for the cell phones and an inverter as well as a detachable flashlight. I also have the crank up flashlights. So glad you have sent her more supplies. Renie is our hero.

bennie and patsy said...

We miss you Renie and hang in there help is on it's way.
Patsy

Sandy said...

Absolutely join with everybody else sending thoughts to Renie... I can't wait to read she has power again and warmth, food, all the things she needs...

thanks for the update. Any idea when power will be restored.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Thanks for the update on Renie. Yes with time we can get use to anything, but that still doesn't make us happy and comfortable. After reading her blog for so long now, I have a feeling she was prepared by having candles, batteries and etc. stored for such an emergency. I am so happy she's ok. Tell her to hang in there, it has to be over soon. Temps here for the past couple of days, have been a little higher, although the snow isn't melting very fast and there is ice under the snow. Give her our love and tell her we're thinking of her.

Lakeland Jo said...

Lots of love to Renie- bless her. Tell her from me- she will back to chinese buffet lunches really soon
Hugs x

Winifred said...

Love and best wishes to Renie, thanks for giving us an update. I hope she is soon back with power, it can't be easy for her.

Betty Flocken said...

I'm so sorry; I'll keep Renie in my prayers.

Sharon said...

I will continue to Pray for Renie and that she will be back here soon.
Thanks for the update.
God bless

Tina Coruth said...

Andrea, thank you for the update. It is very much appreciated.

Renie, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love & hugs, Tina

Poetikat said...

Hi Renie and Family,

We will add you all to our prayers tonight. Keep the faith!

Love,

Kat

Janice Thomson said...

Gosh hope the power is back soon. Take care Renie - you're in my thoughts and prayers.

Deborah Wilson said...

I hope that Renie has power and warmth soon! Looks like the ice storm has really been a problem for her. But she will be ok, Renie is a pro!

Thinking of you, Renie...

And Ms. Eileen too.

Red said...

Andrea

I can send a care package too, just give me a list of what. My email is jennganoe@msn.com Thanks for the update on your mom. I've been watching the weather chanel and the news and it terrifies me that she and her friend are stuck up there in that. I hope they are well and warm.

Many endeared hugs for your mom
jenny

Red said...

Andrea

I can send a care package too, just give me a list of what. My email is jennganoe@msn.com Thanks for the update on your mom. I've been watching the weather chanel and the news and it terrifies me that she and her friend are stuck up there in that. I hope they are well and warm.

Many endeared hugs for your mom
jenny

ancient one said...

Renie, I hope you will soon have your electricity back on. I know we can make do when we have to... but it is so much better when things are working again. Can't wait for the stories you will be able to tell us when you get back on line. You sure are missed!! Luv-n-hugs!

Renie Burghardt said...

the National Guardsmen are there now. so far today, they drove humvees and went door to door on her street checking on people. i'm sure the tree limb removal will start soon, or I hope it does. I think that's the first step in getting the power back on in the rural areas. She did get one package finally today but only the tv with no batteries uggh! then they found some but the little bugger didnt work so she didnt get a tv night as she thought. she is so tired that i'm hoping she sleeps better tonight. thanks for caring everyone. i will read her the posts tomorrow!

Nancy said...

You are doing such a wonderful job in keeping us up to date on the latest in Renie's area. Those pictures are just unreal! Power lines hanging almost to the ground! I never imagined it was that bad!

Renie, you are such a strong, brave woman to live like that for so long now! You are OUR IDOL!!! God bless you!!! Do hope it is over soon and things get back to normal. I know you are doing it for your fur kids...I would do the same thing! God loves you for that!!!

I can also send things if you just tell me what the needs are. My email is on my profile page. Glad that the Coast Guard is there!!!

Hang in there, Miss Renie!!! You have made the female population proud!!! No man could do what you've done!!! LOL Love you!!!! And lots of WARM hugs coming your way!!!

Nancy

hippo chick said...

Oh Renie, You poor thing. My prayers are with you. Andrea thank you so much for keeping us up to date on your Mom.

~huge hippo hugs~

ancient one said...

What Nancy said...

Anything we can do to help?

~ann

Sue said...

Beautiful and Treacherous, I pray all is well with you now.
Warm California thoughts.

Loretta said...

Renie,

I pray you have power soon. I got my power on tonight after eight days. Laura Ingalls has nothing on us!! I live in an all electric home and was not near as prepared as I thought I was. Our roads look just like these pictures. Take care,

Loretta

The W.O.W. factor said...

Renie, these look like pictures that were taken up North of us a few weeks back! Thankfully for everyone, the power crews work long and hard hours to restore what Mother Nature takes away. I hope you are doing Ok and staying safe and warm!
Many hugs and prayers for everyone!
Barb

audrey` said...

(((HUGS))) Renie (((HUGS)))

You're in our thoughts and prayers. Please take very good care of yourself, our dearest friend Renie.

Red said...

Just stopping by to see if there are any updates! Don't forget about us Andrea!

Margaret Cloud said...

What an ice storm, I would not walk under those leaning lines. Hope this finds you safe, warm and have power on.

Linda said...

Was hoping to hear you had your power back. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

star in heaven said...

Renie,

Sorry, I didn't login for very long due to sick. So sad to hear that, will keep you in my prayer and hope thing return to normal as soon as possible.

Love

Rosy said...

I am missing you Renie, I hope your area is thawed out by now and that you are well!

hippo chick said...

I'm continuing to send prayers and warm wishes your way, my dear friend, Renie.

~hippo hugs~