Frustrating, but not a true disaster.
We had a a pretty heavy duty storm here Tuesday. Rain all day, blowing sideways in gusty winds. Lots of tree branches down, some big limbs along tree-lined streets. Debris and leaves everywhere.
Our power was out when I got home from work. That was Tuesday at about 6 pm. Guess what? It just came back on today, Thursday, at 6:19 p.m.
Two nights in the dark. Two days without use of blow dryer or other electric hair implements. Um no coffee! Hello! This morning we threw away everything in the freezer and some of what was in the refrigerator. Wednesday morning I put on my makeup by flashlight. No landline phone (and unable to recharge cell except when driving). The candles we burned once evening fell began making me choke with smoke after a while. And of course, I was unable to use my computer.
Can I just say, it was not fun. Even my DH said, "If we just had use of a coffee maker, the refrigerator and one light in the living room, it would be like camping. We had less than that.
So it was a bit frustrating, and not fun to throw so much food away, but I just remembered and thought about the people who went through Hurricaine Katrina a few years ago. Okay, those people had it bad. So I can't complain.
My mom is in town. It's been okay so far. She and I cleaned up the back yard today, raking leaves and picking up branches and twigs. We've been out to eat a lot (obviously no cooking or refrigeration at my house the past few days).
I have a lot of catching up to do on all your blogs. I hope, hope, hope all is well. I've missed you.
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