While there, I had to go to the bathroom, to return and find my blanket had been stolen. I eventually found it under one of the school's football players as he was singing some song to his friends, and I joined in ending it with, "...and gimme back my blanket!" They hollered laughing, he did, and I went back to my 'spot' in the union building floor.
The following day, they allowed us to make our ways home if we wanted to. I wanted to. I got the ice off my 1973 Ford LTD and hit the road home where, for days, we had no power; but, I had my bed!
Fast forward to the same day, 2021, we have ice falling around. Starting with a thick, misty fog!
You can see how thick the fog was that you can't see the big buildings down the road.
I needed eggs because I only had two left and I love breakfast. So, I made the mistake of going to the store: a 40 minute visit for eggs. Ugh.
Overnight, you could hear the rain falling, you could feel the temperature dropping, and then I went to bed. About 2:30am, the power went out. And guess what? In true Memphis fashion, the weather is never consistent, so we have, of course, a thunderstorm in the night! Power = OUT! Still, I could hear the thunder from my bed!
Then, I woke to ICE EVER'WHERE!!
2/11/2021 afternoon into evening: