FYI

Tennessee declares state of emergency

Monday night Tennessee declared a state of emergency. This morning, we woke to find that Octavia left a mess in its wake ~ stranded travelers on interstates, down power lines, frigid temperatures, and deadly ice streets.

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image borrowed from WBIR

Several thousand residents in the area do not have electricity, including DD#2 and her husband and other than a couple of hiccups in power interruption last night, we still have electricity.

Needless to say, this means an unplanned day off for DH due Mother Nature’s madness and an unscheduled blogging break for me.  Our street is a nightmare! Hopefully, I’ll be back to my regular routine tomorrow. Other than that, everything is peachy here in the Tennessee Valley.

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image borrowed from WBIR

This kitten is staying indoors. Sorry, no photo ops here. I decided I don’t need any broken bones just to capture a few interesting shots. What’s happening in your area?

I born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of southern WV. I was a child bride when I married my high school sweetheart in 1979. We moved to Knoxville, TN to begin our life. Determined to prove nay-Sayers from our community wrong, I completed my education and went on to earn an A.S. in computer programming. From 1983-1987, I worked as a computer system’s manager. That’s a glorified title for someone who trouble shoots and maintains system back-ups. After the birth of our first child in 1988, I took early retirement. What have I been doing for the last 25+ years? I am proud to say, I am a SAHM and for most of those years I home-schooled our three children from K-12. Now, the nest is empty.

2 Comments

  • dcrelief

    Sorry you’ve got such problems going on. Here, we have ice, no snow – I’m stranded but glad to have power on. Expecting snow later and colder as week progresses. I’ll keep you in my thoughts, Cathy.

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