Return of the Blizzard

On Tuesday, the world outside our Kansas City windows looked like this. image


In a follow-up to last week’s snowstorm, Snowpocalypse II dumped another 10-12 inches across the metro, and pretty much shut down the city.

The dogs and I didn’t mind too much, since it was perfectly possible to snuggle get work done on the couch in the home office.


Can’t you see I’m working here?

And then, suddenly, it was no longer possible to be so productive. Right after I snapped that Instagram of Charlie Machete playing office, we heard a loud pop across the street.

A transformer had exploded, and the power would be out for the next 20 hours or so.

Reportedly, some 100,000 people lost power at some point during the storm.

As one of them, I feel incredibly lucky that friends and family offered us a respite from the cold overnight.

Bonus: The sleeping accommodations included a fireplace and Charlie Machete’s spastic girlfriend Roxy.

Wherever you are today, I send you warm wishes!

Have you ever been stuck with your dogs and no electricity? Share your story in the comments!


About crystalwayward

I live with two formerly wayward dogs. I care deeply about the environment, and I think gardening is a revolutionary act.

Posted on February 28, 2013, in Dogs, Dogtography, Machete, Random Life and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Glad Roxy took you in so Machete could stay cozy! Fortunately, when we had our Snowpocalypse at home a couple years ago, the power lines up held pretty well. It would have been pretty terrible otherwise – with 4 feet of snow and 6+ foot drifts due to our open cornfields, they had to bring in construction to equipment pile the snow high enough to dig everyone out. It took a few days to get the back roads open enough for AWD SUVs to pass.

    • Whoa, that is some serious snow – makes our little storms seem like nothing. Are you in a more rural area? I think part of the reason that so many people lost power with this storm was due to tree limbs being close to the lines and then getting too heavy and breaking off.

  2. Oh no… power going on when it’s cold is no fun! We learned that about 7 years ago when there was a major ice storm in Wichita, it took out our power and we had to live in my Mom’s basement for 2 whole weeks while Boomer was stuck in boarding at our vet. It was awful!

  3. We had fortunately two days without power and it was in summer. Please be carefully and stay warm and safe.

  4. WOW – Snow Galore!!! Growing up we had a wood burning stove and being campers plenty of laterns – not fun but you deal. Have a Great One – Stay Warm & Safe:)

  5. Trev and I are sending warm wishes your way…Please stay safe!!!!

  6. ooph. we were without power after an ice storm for over a week when a transformer blew. not fun. glad you were able to stay safe and warm!

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