Friday, December 15, 2006

Well, that was fun...

If you consider 70 mile per hour winds and an extended loss of power fun. My teens do. I was less enthralled. Over a million people were without power last night and many of them still are. Luckily, we got ours about 10:30 this morning. We are also lucky in that we have a woodstove, camp stove and our hot water is run on gas.

I made french toast and bacon on the camp stove this morning, much to my children's delight. I have a french press so I was able to drink quality coffee without having to resort to cowboy coffee. I also did a great deal of cleaning. My daughter laughed at me and said, "Mom, you're bored cause the computer isn't on, aren't you?" She had a point. I had nothing to do. I scrubbed and cleaned, read the paper, kept the fire going and made a big breakfast because I had nothing else to do. Gawd, what did I do before I had a computer and Internet Access?

Okay, off to write an article. or take a nap:)


stephhale said...

I feel your pain, Teri. I just barely recovered from our several days without power. Glad you got it back so soon!


Jaci Burton said...

Ugh. That was a bitch of a storm, wasn't it? I've been reading about it and have several reader pals caught in it. Hugs and glad y'all are safe.

And you should always have a ginormous TBR pile to sustain you during power outages.

Shannon McKelden said...

We just finished with 21 hours of now power! Thank goodness for a generator (for lights, the TV and satellite dish) and a woodstover for warmth and food. I think we up in the Seattle area were about 1,100,000 without power, too. Ugh!

Elisabeth Naughton said...

Glad you escaped unscathed. :) That was a doozie.