Friday, December 14, 2007

Ice Storm Plus 5: Work Continues, But Thousands in Tulsa Still Cold & Dark

Midtown Tulsa Update: Tree trimmers and electrical workers are in evidence all over midtown Tulsa, but the lights are still off for many thousands in T-town. 

The Tulsa World is reporting that the number of powerless homes is dropping rapidly, which is obviously good news. But based on appearances in the Cherry Street and Brookside neighborhoods, there's a long way to go.

We were lucky enough bunk at a neighbor's house last night. No electricity, but an efficient gas log fireplace kept us relatively toasty after three nights of no heat at our place. When we checked the temperature back at the house this morning, it was a brisk 45 degrees inside

We like to think of ourselves as extremely patient folks, but even we have our limits. Soon, we hope, we can sit at home, sipping a buttery Napa Valley chardonnay, curled up with a travel book about, let's say, Hawaii. 

1 comment:

Maria said...

I'm still in the dark...and cold, but I have been staying with a friend. Thank God. Me being cold is one thing, but my soon to be one year old son would be another. Anyway, keep warm.