Thursday, September 18, 2008

Not-So-Perfect Storm

Sunday afternoon, we stopped by Gary's Mom's house so that Ray and Gary could work on the Jeep. Libby, Mimi and I were enjoying the weather and blowing bubbles. Nap time was approaching, so we decided to leave the Jeep for next weekend and head home. Once Libby was asleep, Gary left to run to the store. He was back a few minutes later to get his chainsaw and said that the wind had blown down a really large tree blocking the entrance to the subdivision.

Most of you all know how the story goes from there...the power went out at 12:30pm Sunday afternoon and then we began the waiting game....waiting for electric. Here are a few pictures we snapped from the storm. Floyds Knobs was hit pretty hard. We just got electric on tonight (after being out for over 100 hours!) We are so grateful for our families as we tried to continue our daily lives during the power struggles (get it--"power struggles").

There are many things that I learned this week. Like, did you know that Yo-Hoo and Spaghetti-O's are just as good (if not better) room temperature? My house looks cleaner in the dark and I actually look tan. Dirty dishes in the dishwasher begin to stink after 12 hours! It's not a bad idea to empty out your freezer every once in a while. You'd be amazed what you find! Candle-lit baths are not just for romantic evenings. There are some things that you do not want to do until you cannot do it (iron, laundry, and organize closets to name a few).

Thanks again to Gary's parents (Ray and Betsy) and my parents (Floyd and Shirley) for all of their dinners, baths and TV!