The Herald Bulletin asked readers on its Facebook page how they coped and prepared for the winter storm that dumped 12 inches of snow in the area, followed by arctic temperatures. Here are some of their responses.
- "Watching nature at its best and worst."
- “Filling stock tanks with water, bedding stalls, and trying to decide how many of our senior horses will be getting blankets, or coming to live in the attached garage....”
- “Cooking chicken stew and sitting by my wood stove watching the snow. Thankful for a day off work.”
- “Keeping our walks and our elderly neighbors walks cleared shoveling every two hours.”
- “Waiting for the power to come back on. Trying to get my four little ones to sleep. They are worried. Used to being able to watch a movie before bed or listen to the radio. So hard to get them to sleep. Hope power is back soon and that everyone stays safe and warm.”
Two Anderson men died last week as a result of the cold weather and snow (Jan. 8).
- “Praying for all the families who have lost loved ones during this storm and bitter cold.”
- “That was my greatest fear of this storm, but it seemed that everyone was more concerned about the stray animals freezing to death instead of a young man. IF we would only care half as much for our fellow humans. RIP young man, may you be warm forever with our Lord and Saviour.”
THB: Thoughts and prayers for both families affected. Snow combined with these severe cold temperatures are very serious.
Record comeback against Kansas City sends Colts on (Jan. 4).
- “Luck’s star has been soaring in the wake of a 28-point comeback in the second half to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in a wild-card game last weekend.”
- "Wasn’t it primarily Luck’s fault they were behind by 28 points? Did the reporter and seemingly everyone else forget that part???”
THB: Yes and yes, but all is forgotten after that incredible touchdown by Luck as well as his 64-yard touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton that proved to be the game-winner.