After many hours of digging by LM, we were able to get out late this morning and go back to my house to free my car. It was completely covered in ice but we were fortunate to get one door open, then let it run a while to thaw out. The wheels were all buried in a lot of thick ice and my landlord helped LM to chip away until the car finally began to move. They used a very heavy crowbar-type tool. I retrieved a few things from my still very cold house, and we made our way back to LM's over icy rutted roads. There are many trees down and also power poles. Many people can still not even get out of their cold homes due to fallen lines.
Finally I got the call that the power was restored and I made my way home just after dinner tonight. I'm exhausted, stressed and relieved for the help. So many people are going to be cold for many more days.
Thank for all the concern. I will be going to work in the morning - the office never lost power!! It will be nice to be in my routine and warm.
February 2013 is shaping up to be a stormy one!