As I write this post it's day 3 of the 2008 ice storm here in Maine and I'm still without power at home. However, the CMP guys tell me our power should be back up within 15 minutes.
Admittedly, it was frustrating to go without power for three days when neighbors across the street, around the corner and behind me all had their power back the same day. However, we were blessed to have good friends who put us up for 3 days and 2 nights. Luckily, our daughters and theirs played like angels the entire time. It was more like an extended slumber party than anything else.
For the grownups, bourbon and beer got us through.
Besides the kindness of friends, the other silver lining was some great photos I got of the ice storm. You can view them in the slideshow below or at Flickr: Ice Storm 2008.