I would like to thank all the utility workers, local and out of the area, who worked so hard to restore power in our area. I know some are still without power, myself included. But the dedication of these workers was greatly appreciated. God bless you all.
A crisis situation like we experienced brought out the pioneer spirit in most of us. Call it the unbridled spirit of Kentucky or American ingenuity. But it was very evident. Regular people were helping clear roads of trees, and were checking on neighbors, before any rescue groups were out. People donated supplies to shelters and helped pass out food. We looked after each other and shared what we had. We all worked together to survive. I truly hope we learned from this experience. We need to remember to have lamps and oil, batteries, canned goods and bottled water on hand. If we were fortunate enough to have or get a generator, keep it operational. Remember what you learned about cooking on a woodstove, or what you could do with the grill, how you heated water for washing and layered on the clothes for warmth. This country is currently experiencing some hard times. And I believe times will get even tougher in this country. A lot of us have never experienced a disaster before. And we have not lived through a war fought here in our own country. So I hope we remember the things we learned from the Ice Storm of 2009. I truly believe we may need them to survive in the future.