Thursday, October 15, 2009

I've Been MIA

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.


Anonymous said...

WHAT!!!?? I had no idea!!!

anofferingoflove said...

wow! thats a LONG time to go without power - i dont think i could go in to work if my hairdryer didnt work! :)

hope you are enjoying the time with your ma!

Lara (NoodleGirl) said...

That is nuts not to have power for 2 days, especially with company! I'd go crazy with my mom if I couldn't take a break and park her in front of the TV for a few hours each night!

Glad to here no worries about the bambino! I guess he likes it dark in there anyway. ;).

IVF 40+ said...

how long without coffee! and what now? no hairdryer. welcome back BWUB!


just me, dawn said...

welcome back, i wondered where you were and hoping for the best....guess this is good news :)

good luck with your mom!

stillhopeful said...

Wow - that's a seriously long time to be without power! And with your mother over, too!! You're quite the trooper, I give you credit!

embieadoptmom said...

WOW! I know the feeling. We went without for a week during an ice storm. Thank God we have a generator! Glad all is well now! enjoy your mom's visit! I was wondering WHERE YOU WERE :) Glad alls is well now.

Fran said...

My sweet friend, I love your ticker! So original! Sorry about the troubles, and I'm glad thingsare going well with your mum. Also I'm about to post yet another award post and one is for you! Love, Fran
ps: it's three days I've been working on it, it may not be ready just yet but it'll be there soon!

Lorraine said...

Yikes! I would have to take the blow-dryer to work with me!
At least the baby-growing doesn't require any more new-fangled technology. Now that you're done with the lab and storage and medications, that is...

K said...

We caught the front side of that storm but it slid past us with minimal damage. For once. It's fun being without power. For like a minute. And then it sucks. I hadn't heard you guys got it THAT bad, but I know they are struggling to bring in the harvest in 'my favorite place'. Enjoy the mom time. Uh-uhm. :)

Mad Hatter said...

I'm so sorry to hear! That is wayyyy too long without power! We went 24 hours once last winter and couldn't leave because we had a dog, cat and tropical fish to worry about - we had to run all the faucets a little bit to keep the pipes from freezing! All of us (except the fish) cuddled on the pull-out sofa and listened to the battery-operated radio...At least the cold kept the food in the fridge okay - that's awful about having to throw out all your food! Since then, we always say we're going to put together an emergency kit with a generator and everything, but we haven't yet!
That's nice that your mom is there to help out - I hope you have a good visit!