Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gahhh!!

Here I am! Here I am!
Remember last Saturday when I said an ice storm was approaching?
Remember when I said I was concerned it might knock out the power?

It did.

For FOUR DAYS.

The power went out on Sunday night and didn't come back on til today (Thursday) at about 1:45 in the afternoon.

My Wordless Wednesday post showed up yesterday because I'd already had it pre-set to show up. Same with the other Thursday post I did (which no one has commented on yet).
So if you saw those and thought "Ah, well, now she's back online again," Nope!

This was the worst ice storm in at least 15 years, the radio said.

I had to clear out my entire freezer; everything spoiled.
There were a few things I kept by putting them in a bag out on the porch (temps outside were usually below freezing), but the rest of it I had to just throw away.

As if that wasn't bad enough...

I still can't shower or do laundry, because when the power came back on, my water didn't work.

I've got someone coming over to try and figure that out now.

Gahhh. What a mess.
As if that wasn't bad enough, we're due for another storm tonight.
Hopefully this one won't be as bad.
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5 comments:

nonamedufus said...

Hey, it could be worse. Um, ah, no probably not.

Alice Audrey said...

FOUR DAys?! I'd have gone nuts.

Janna said...

nonamedufus: Things COULD be worse. There are still lots of people in the area who don't have their power back yet. (!!) And tonight's storm may make things even worse.

Alice: It's entirely possible that I DID go nuts, and just haven't realized it yet.

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

I can hardly believe you were without power that long. There ought to be somebody you can sue for damages -- those frozen chalupas are worth their weight in artificial sour cream. I'd've died.

Janna said...

MikeWJ: After the third day, life sort of disintegrates into a kerosene-scented blur. You daydream about being able to take a hot shower, and you begin wondering if your name might actually be Tiffany. There were additional hallucinations involving headless bratwurst, but perhaps we'd best not go into that.