Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A day in the dark

Yesterday morning, I sat here and wrote that long post about the day before, how beautiful it was outside and how warm it was enough to go outside for awhile. I had the news on in the background, watching the weather and how it was coming for us. Well, it did and before I had a chance to publish the post, we lost power. Usually it comes back up pretty quickly but not yesterday. Shortly after it went out, the wind started howling and raining pretty hard. I almost went to wake the others so we could go and huddle down in the basement but decided it wasn't quite that bad and instead, found a couple candles and a flashlight and waited in the dark.

It's really quite calm and very quiet with no electricity. No sounds from the fish tank, refrigerator or heater even. It was also a bit unnerving not knowing what the weather was going to do. They have been advertising a small weather alert radio on the news and now I think we may get one of those.

Lunch plans were cancelled due to the interstate being shut down south of us. From the sounds of things, there was quite a bit of damage but we thankfully had none. Our electricity was out for almost 12 hours. It's weird how many times I went to flip on a switch. I'm just glad it was on for dinner and bath time and we still had some hot water. That would have been much harder to get by without.


Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

WOW... we are all having some really weird weather this year...
Glad the lights came back on..
Hugs to you..

Pug Mama said...

we got hit pretty bad here in my town. Glad you all are okay!!!

Catherine said...

It's amazing the things we take for granted until we have no power. Glad you were able to enjoy your quiet day and that the electricity came back on before any damage was done to freezer stuff. I lost 2 freezers worth of food in the Blackout of 2003. Not fun.

Hope today is a bright, sunny day for you.

3D said...

Never fun to be in the dark.

Keep smilin!

Briana's Mom said...

Oh my gosh! I didn't know how bad you got it. No power for 12 hours - eeek!

Glad you are ok!

Chani is so beautiful in that picture!

Lisa~~ said...

Wow, didn't know that you got hit like that but happy to hear that the power is back on.