Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Simplicity... without Electricity.

So, we had a horrible wind storm on Sunday night. Totally freaky. I believe it had something to do with Ike. Trees down, branches down, trees on cars, on houses... you name it... it was pretty bad. Luckily, my cars and house are doing well. I am , however, without electric for day 2. It is nice to live by candlelight... but wow... its amazing how hard it is to function. I went to my sis's for a shower. Grabbed dinner at Sheetz. Came home and prepared as much as I could (feeding animals, getting candles ready, laying out my PJ's, etc) before the loss of daylight. Flushing the toilet is a challenge... and let me tell you... trying to use a BIG bottle of water definitely does not work! It does not have enough momentum. I have to admit... it was a bottle of seltzer water. LOL! but it was the biggest bottle I had. I should've put it and some other water from my water cooler into a bucket or something - but I didn't think that fast. So, it didn't work. I'll leave it at that. Luckily, my parents are next door with a generator. I put some of my fridge contents in theirs... but my freezer items had to be hauled out to my sis's in-laws meat market to store in their walk in freezer. It's been an ordeal, to say the least. I even went to bed at 8PM last night because I couldn't read by candlelight anymore! AND, I wasn't late to work yesterday or today. (No internet or news to distract me.. LOL). They project that the electric should be back on by Wed. night or Thurs. AM... but I'm really hoping before then! I think if I had more time to prepare for something like this, it wouldn't be so bad. I like the idea of living simply. But, how spoiled we've become!!

Is anyone else being affected by the storm(s)??


  1. I remember one time when we went without power for a week due to an ice storm..I never realize how much power is involved in our daily life til we didnt have any..lol..hope it comes back on for you

  2. I'm so glad you got your electric back!!! :)


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