Sunday night Dec. 10th I lost power. We had freezing temperatures with no way to heat our house. We had to use the burner from a fish fryer and seal off one room just to break the chill. I had an inverter in my vehicle and ran an extension cord from the car to the house. It would run the TV, DVD Player and a small lamp, just enough to keep our sanity. After 6 days of that crap my uncle calls to check on us, Come to find out he just bought a Hobart welder/generator. I had to travel a little ways but it was well worth it! 5 days of running a generator and having the weather head and meter reattached to the house, Power was restored! What a PIA! Others had it worse than I. Some had no heat or lights for a long time! Fortunately I also survived by the smoker! Sorry no lights no Q-Views. However I still do not have internet! My cable is lying on the ground and who knows when theyâ€™re going to fix it. The cable company was suppose to come fix it the 22nd , When they didnâ€™t show up I called. The service tech said it was repaired ????????? Lazy sucker didnâ€™t want to put down his coffee and get out of the van to climb a ladder. So now I have been put off until the 28th . As far as my job, the contract was over the Friday before all this started and I start a new one in the beginning of the year. So no SMFing at work either! I am going freaking crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!! This all has really put a damper on my funds. I will not be able to afford to smoke anything for awhile. One great thing about this ice storm and all the trees falling is, I have huge stacks of Pecan, Maple, Plum, Hickory and Oak Wood. Seasoning for future use. WOOHOO! Other than all the internet useâ€™s I have missed out on, I have sure missed SMF! Merry Christmas to all of you! This was the view from my back porch. This was nothing compared to the rest of tulsa!