Monday, December 15, 2008

Greetings from the world of NO power

Quick update... We have been without power since Thursday at about 10:30 pm. Since our whole house is electric, that means we have nothing... no running water, no flushing toilet, no heat, no stove, no nothing.

We have a small generator that we can hook up an electric heater, a lamp, the tv (we just got cable back yesterday - until then it was a small black & white), etc. as well as recharge flashlights, cell phone, etc. We can't run these overnight, so its pretty cold when we get up. We do not have it set up to run anything major such as the water pump, fridge or real heat... and maybe now we might have to look into that.

We have several trees, limbs and chunks of tree down. It looks like a hurricane rolled through - every single tree up the left side of our yard is snapped off about half way up. We lost another good chunk of my favorite maple tree in the front, as well as a large chunk of one in the back which landed on the porch. Our weeping willows are a disaster...

I had thought our 3 days without power in January 2007 was bad but this is by far worse.

12 comments:

Cathy said...

I had that happen in 2003 when a bad hurricane came through town - I had no power for about 10 days, but of course that was in September and it was hot as you-know-what instead of cold! Both are tough, to be sure! Do you guys have a fireplace or a gas grill outside? I sure hope so!

Sue said...

We had 12 days with no power in January 2007. I know exactly what you're going through and the toll it takes both physical and mental.

We'll be sending warm thoughts your way.

Channon said...

We were without for over a week with Isabelle, whatever year she came thru. Hope the generator behaves, the weather stays warm, and you get electricity back VERY soon.

Stay safe!

Marissa said...

Sending warm thoughts your way, and hopes the power comes back on soon!

Kathy R said...

I hope you are bundling up in your hand-knit stuff to help keep warm!

Anonymous said...

We lost ours fri 12 am and it came back on around 240 pm yesterday. Hang in there it was no fun for us eather.the cats where very stressed out.. only thing we had was heat.. no water..

Let me know if you need anything, or I can help in any way! hang in there!

Beth

Tina. said...

Sure hope the power comes back on soon, but maybe this will warm your heart...you have been awarded the lemonade award!

gaylen said...

Oh Nic - I'm so sorry. Do you have access to a shower at work? Are you still being forced to go to work or are they paying you to stay home? g

Bubblesknits said...

Stay safe and try to stay warm! Keeping you in my thoughts.

GoldenTracks said...

Hurricane Fran did that to us, but it wasn't cold then. Hope your stash and your lapdogs help keep you warm.

Criquette said...

Your poor things! I am so sorry you have to go through this. Sending lots and lots of warm and power-back-on thoughts to you.

Anita said...

Being without power sucks! Especially when I have to hear the hubby wine constantly about not being able to watch TV... LOL
I'm glad that you are up & running again!

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