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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Can't Imagine...

I can't imagine being cold, with no way to warm up. It is currently 12 degrees here in Ashville, Ohio without the wind chill factored in. Hannah and I are warm inside and able to turn up the thermostat if we get cold. We have heard from J in EE, and she and the kiddos are warm, but it sounds as though not everyone is as lucky.

Here is an excerpt I found on www.worthynews.com. The article is dated 1/10 (so a little outdated, nut worth mentioning...)


Despite its difficulties, Hungary's Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany has pledged his country will sell "two million cubic meters of natural gas daily" to neighboring Serbia, where supplies are running low amid freezing conditions.

In Serbia's northern province of Vojvodina, which has a significant Hungarian minority, several towns have been unable to make the changeover from gas to crude oil. Hundreds of thousands of people were without regular heating Friday, January 9, as temperatures have dropped.

There have been similar reports in other Eastern European and Balkan countries, including in Bulgaria where dozens of schools have closed because of the sub-zero temperatures. In Bosnia, officials said thousands also spent the night without gas. Most electrical heaters in the capital Sarajevo have been sold.

At least 12 people froze to death in Eastern Europe, mainly in Poland, and Romania.

I sure hope everyone gets their ducks in a row and everyone will have heat very soon.

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