Cyndi: We're not sure yet what we're thankful for today, but we hope it will be because we came through the overnight ice storm okay and still have electricity. We know thousands across the southeastern states don't have any, so many have no heat and no well water.
Marcus She went outside with me just before sundown to take some photos and the view is quite different from these. The ground and the trees are turning white with ice. The front handrail is coated with ice, as are the back steps, which have no handrail.
Micah: She's been outside throwing kitty litter on all the steps, hoping no one falls. We don't think anyone will be visiting, so she must mean she hopes she doesn't fall. *looks at Buddy* Unless she thinks you dogs are clumsy.
Rusty: Hey, that's our kitty litter. Shouldn't she be throwing our used litter instead of fresh? What if we run out?
Percy: Well, if we run out, there's always the bathtub. But I don't think Jan would be very happy about that, so she must have a stash somewhere. Oh, yes, I can find two full bags. That should hold us until the ice melts on Friday.
Buddy: The expected ice and snow will melt by Friday, won't it? Jan didn't pick up any dog food Monday and we're running low. She forgot how quickly four dogs go through a bag of food.
Rusty: Well, that was fun. Percy was typing, there was a click and everything went dark but the monitor. (We have a UPS.) Fortunately, the electric came back on quickly but we were knocked off the internet. We're back. Going to finish this and quit for the night. We're not even going to worry about posting the graphics for the two blog hops.
Micah: Be warm and safe, all of you.
UPDAT -: Thursday 1:30 pm: We lost power about 1 am this morning and just got power back after 12 hours. Nothing like the three days or so some have been without, but Jan sure was delighted when the desk lamp and the radio went on. (She's a bit strange. She turns on the light so she'll know we have electric again and then turns on the radio so she'll hear it in case she's in another room. Seriously, how big does she think this house is?)
Good thing she brought us dogs in when she did because shortly afterward our pen was attacked by the neighbor's tree and damaged. Better the pen than one of us.
So we have lots to be thankful for today. We are all safe and Jan can finally have her morning coffee after she takes us for a short walk. We've been cooped up since Monday afternoon. Have a great day.
Cyndi: Hopefully, we will still be online when this auto posts tomorrow afternoon. Regardless, we'll still participate in Pepi Smart Dog's Thankful Thursday blog hop.
Merci: And Thoughtless Thursday, co-hosted by Ruckus the Eskie and Love is Being owned by a Husky.