Tuesday, July 3, 2012

~ SIGH~.... of Happiness!!!!!! : )

 Hi Y'all!

After 5 days... and temps very near 100 degrees for those 5 days... my power is finally back on!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Soooooo happy!

On a sad note - Friday - the catastrophic storms that hit much of the eastern US - came through my small neighborhood. I'd never seem anything like it, trees bent sideways.... 100 mile an hour winds... and lightening everywhere - many trees down...and once again the tornado sirens went off scaring my girls quite badly! 

On a bad note... Power went out... and stayed out for a loong time. Friday to Tuesday. Temps were (are) an unbearable near 100 during the day... 80's at night. Had to throw away 3 trash bags of food from my very warm fridge since I had just gone shopping.  Bummer! : (  Whole town was/is under a boil order and all stores were out of bottled water and ice.  (at least now we CAN boil the water)

On a good note - there was one night of candle light, cooler temps and a portable battery powered DVD player with my hubby & daughter where we watched "Apollo 13" (man, those guys had it bad!) and ate pringles. 

On a funny note - it took me 4 days to stop trying to turn on the light switch every time I entered a dark room - which was every time I entered a room! 

On a happy note - it's back on!!!!! Sooo happy. Thanks to all of you who left lovely comments and if I've received emails from you... I'll be in touch soon. Working my way down the list and trying to get caught up.

I never realized how much I love my 'lectricity... but I do! I'll try to remember to be grateful from here on out!

Hope you all are doing well, staying cool, and enjoying some electricity! I'm off to do a few (hundred) loads of laundry!

: )



Patty C. said...

Glad you made it through the worst part & maintained a sense of humor ;)

ginnyt said...

Living in Va. Beach, Va., and having to deal with nor easters and sometimes hurricanes, I can relate with days of no power, (yes, I did the light switch too)!!! love your blog!!!

Maria said...

Thanks Patty - a sense of humor came after and during lots of frustration! Could be worse though... always... and I try to remember how fortunate I really am!

Maria said...

Ginnyt - I can imagine - my husbands whole family lives in Florida so we hear stories of many hurricanes with similar side effects. It's just strange for my neck of the woods here in the Appalachian mountains... I live in a bowl at the foothills not known for tornadoes - yet 2 now in 3 years! Strange and spooky. BUT - makes me very grateful for the daily things I forget to be grateful for! I appreciate my coffee maker and washing machine MORE than EVER! : )

Chris said...

Glad to hear that your power is back. Why do these things always happen at the hottest or coldest time of year :)
Have a great 4th!

Maria said...
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Maria said...

Chris... Ha! You're right! Always the hottest or coldest for some reason. Also always after you spend a bunch of $ at the grocery store! Had to throw out a ton of food. Boo!

Janice said...

HI, Glad things are better. I HATE hot weather. I would have been miserable! Just wanted to tell you when that happened to me my insurance company paid me for the contents of my fridge and freezer. I just had to send them a list of what I threw out, up to $500. I never had a claim before and it didn't make my cost go up so what the heck? You might want to check into that.