Thursday, December 18, 2008

Unlucky #7

Still no power.... It has now been 7 days and we're now 7 days away from Christmas. I thought 7 was supposed to be a lucky number? I sure as heck don't feel lucky right about now. Needless to say this has thrown an extra large crimp in to all of my holiday plans and has truly crushed my holiday spirit. I haven't wrapped or packaged one single gift to mail yet (sorry to all my long distance friends... your Christmas boxes will probably be late this year). The only thing I did manage to do was get my Dogs on Thursday holiday swap box off to my pal on Tuesday. I made that a priority as not to pass my dampened holiday spirit on to some special pooches and their Mom. I hope she gets her box today!

I won't bore you with more bitching and whining, except to say that on Tuesday PSNH released an estimated time of restoral sheet and my town was set for yesterday by 11pm. Yesterday afternoon I called and was told Thursday (today) by 11pm. At this point, I have no hope or confidence in our electric company. Sure, you can tell me over and over again that hundreds of crews are out working and they have restored power to thousands of homes in New Hampshire, but to be honest... I don't really give a crap anymore. I have no power... I can't flush my toilet, have no running water, no real heat, no stove, no nothing...... Why can't you temporarily hook us in to one of the many grids surrounding us that does have power? This is 2008 - not 1958. We should have better technology and better restoration. We live in New England... this was an ice storm... not some unheard of event that only happens once every 50 years in our area!!!! So sorry, but I don't really care to hear about all the lucky people who got their power back. Tell me when I can have mine and have my life back.

ETA: No sooner did I post this, I called PSNH for a status check ... for 3 days they've been telling us there were 40 problem spots on our circuit, then 20 yesterday... now is f**king 205 problem spots and "it doesn't look good" -- the operator said she thought MAYBE Saturday...... and once again I was told "I don't know" when asked why they can't connect us to another circuit in the meantime. PSNH can rot in hell at this point as far as I'm concerned. Merry Fing Christmas people........

Since it is Doggy Thursday, here are some warmer photos (I'll get to downloading the cold photos after we get power back)...

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12 comments:

Channon said...

I'm so sorry hon. Hang in there, and the last thing you should be worrying about is mailing packages!

LOVE that photo of Zeus covered with the blankie...

Marjie said...

I'm so sorry for you! We've not been without power for more than 2 days, and I whine like it's the end of the world. Last time, I believe I told the PPL rep that I was going to find her house and move in with her. It was not a happy day. But I don't even have a "no power" excuse for being pathetically behind in my Christmas preparations. I hope your world returns to normal soon.

Paula said...

Oh my heart aches for you guys!
Don't worry about mailings! You guys just keep safe and warm!
I am praying that they get your power back online soon!

P.S. I just love the pics of the furkids today!
LOL! especially the three on the couch!

Drama queens mum said...

That sux that you still have no power. We lost ours too till Sat at noon & got the tv, computer & phone back on Tues. It's a horrible thing. You guys are welcome to come shower here if you want. I gave you an award. Check out my blog (whenever you get a chance) for info.

Charli and me said...

I am so sorry about the power. How horrible. I will say a prayer that it goes on soon.

vegasangelbrat said...

Oh Nichole, hang in there kid..take care of them babies. Love the pics of the gang, their so dang cute!!
We're all in a lets just say "mood"..lol packages go when they get sent or done...lol
Will send extra prayers your way that power comes back soon...

Vicki said...

I hate being w/out power. During the huricanes a few yrs. ago, we were w/out for 5 days. I hated every minute of it. Hope yours comes back on soon.
Love the doggie photos!!

Turtle said...

Sooooooooooooooo Sorrrrryyyy!!! That so very much sucks and i think you have every right to b*tch n moan as much as you like! (so go ahead hon, i'd sit you down with drinks if i was nearer) A friend down the road was so excited to buy a home in a development where all their lines run under ground. Of course she didn;t think about the fact that they live way way out and every line to her development is above ground..and on the grid that ALWAYS has trees falling on the lines, smile, i'm on that grid too. I will so send power waves your way! Thank goodness we have power but have gotten more ice and snow today than our area has received in the almost 4 years since we have lived here.

silfert said...

Oh, God! The memories of ice storms and no power for eleven days! And of power company people who are snug and warm and therefore don't give a damn about your problems...

I am sending virtual hugs, cake, and Scotch your way, and a pox on the power people.

Serendipity said...

Sorry to hear that. Keeping fingers crossed that power will be restored asap. Merry Christmas!

Anita said...

Oh Nic, I'm so sorry you are STILL without power!!!! That just sucks the big one!!! I wish there was something I could do from here to help you out... I'll keep my fingers crossed that they get it turned on by Saturday!!

Love the puppy photos. :)

Emily said...

Seriously? I am outraged for you. The sweetie pea doggies look awfully sweet though - I hope they all have snuggy blankets this past week.

It's been two days (and it is Saturday) so I hope you've had a nice surprise.

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