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Ice Storm Lemonade

February 2, 2009 • Curt Niedermier • Angler Columns

I wrote about cliches in this blog once before. To sum: I hate them.But allow me to borrow from one as the topic of this blog. “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

As of now, there are still thousands of people in western Kentucky without power. That puts the count at somewhere around six or seven days. Rumors are only rumors, but if they’re true, some could be without power for another week or two. Yuck. The reason for all the trouble is a recent ice storm that damaged, literally, every tree in the area and snapped power lines like a rod over the knee.

I spent most of the week huddled around a kerosene heater or under blankets, thinking about summer and wanting more than ever to be under the sun on a lake. Others had it much worse, and it became a constant quest to find gas, kerosene, generators and other supplies to make it through.

We’re back on track for power at my place, and utility workers are going hard at it to get everyone else powered up too.

Out of this whole mess, there are two positives I saw -the lemonade, if you will. First, I live in a great place where people can count on neighbors and friends to help out when life it tough. They helped me out, and I am thankful for that. Second, there are a ton of new laydowns on Kentucky Lake to fish this year. And who couldn’t enjoy that?