February 4, 2009 Edition

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Ice storm disaster brings out the best

Not unlike Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities," the ice storm of January '09, with its destruction and power outages, has been both the best of times and the worst of times.

The freezing rain left a thick coat of ice on all that it touched. After the storm, the branches and power lines glistened like prisms in the early morning sun. The ice-covered ground sparkled as if sprayed with diamonds. continued...

We are grateful for many things

We worked last Tuesday with a single-minded focus to complete last week's issue of The TD before electrical power was lost. As predicted, the freezing rain had begun falling the night before and continued to fall the following day and night. Parts of town, including our house, had lost power during the day last Tuesday, but we continued to have electricity at the office. continued...

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