Several states experienced a terrible ice storm this weekend. This is in my hometown. It came in 3 waves starting Friday morning with rain and warm temps. By suppertime it was freezing rain. At 9 the lights began to flicker and we knew what was coming and prepared to hunker down. At midnight the lights went out. They came back on for 4 hours Saturday afternoon and were out again before seven that evening. But it allowed the house to warm back up. They were out until they came back on for about an hour Sunday night again allowing the house to warm some. Finally Monday about one in the afternoon they came on for good so far! We are praying they stay on! By friday night in this surrounding area, 100,000 homes and businesses were without power, by Saturday night it was around 200,000 and by Sunday around 300,000. I am pleased to say that that number is coming down all the time and is back around the 100,000 mark. Many small towns are nearly 100% without power. Our landlord opened up a duplex with a fireplace for those without to stay warm. Many restaurants offered free meals to people and there was a lot of folks going out of their way to help others. There were very little incidents of people behaving badly which is not unexpected here in the Ozarks! We did lose our refrigerator stuff which wasn't a lot. Our meats were in the freezer in the garage and they survived nicely! Please continue to pray for all the states hit with this storm! Now here is a funny story! Tame turkeys are known for being really stupid! A lady told about one of hers that sat in the tree during the storm. Well, he ended up with his feet frozen to the tree! He didn't have the sense to realize he needed to come out of the tree! They had to pour lukewarm water on his feet to get him off of there! Dumb bird! LOL!