Thursday, September 01, 2011

I've Got the Power

We went without for 51 hours, which is far less time than many folks in our area who remain without power.  I'm proud to see the way our community is responding with lots of schools and other facilities open for showers, lots of places for drinking and flushing water distribution and hot meals.  I am thinking of the folks in Vermont who are cut off from so much help that they are relying on airdrops of supplies.  It's rather mindboggling to think this storm affected folks from the Carolinas to Canada.  I was cranky about being inconvenienced but really had no room to complain considering how much some folks have lost.  I'm grateful we all are well.

During the storm we had to take Calypso 3 hours away to report for her internship program.  That was a rather "interesting" drive to say the least.  We made it and got her safely settled in and her adventure has begun.

I spoke to my dad in Maryland and he tells me the new house is still standing though part of the beach and a local road were washed away.  My last load of laundry is tumbling around the dryer before I finish packing up for a long weekend away from responsibility.  I'm taking a big stack of cheap books from the closing Border's store so even if the weather is crappy I will be happy.  The men of Casa de Lime can fend for themselves a few days.

Hope everyone has a nice weekend and power, water, and homes are soon restored to order for those who are in chaos.

Now let us dance.

19 comments:

Craig said...

It's funny, isn't it? We sorta feel like the world 'goes on hold' when we don't have power, but it really doesn't. It's really even kinda cool to figure out what you do and don't have, what you can and can't do. . .

In our 'power-outage' adventure several years ago, we learned that an old cord-type phone is a very valuable thing to have on hand, as well as a battery-operated radio, and a kerosene lamp or two. . .

And of course, if the gas station is still open, you can still drive your car, altho the traffic lights might be more adventurous than you prefer. . .

Glad you're returning to normal, and have a few days of R&R to look forward to.

(And you know I love the 'crappy/happy' rhyme. . .)

Sailor said...

Glad your power is back- we were even more fortunate, and didn't even lose it, although I still have co-workers that are scrambling- and one who needs a place to live pretty fast, the entire home is uninhabitable at the moment.

Although even he counts himself lucky, as it's repairable, compared to that community in Vermont that had about 300 that have been said are 'not repairable'.

Enjoy your weekend!

~Tim said...

I'm glad you & yours are safe. Enjoy your weekend.

Kat said...

Yay for the power being on! Woot woot! So glad things are returning to normal for you and that you are getting some time to yourself! :)

snowelf said...

A weekend getaway with cheap books sounds like heaven on earth right now...ahhh...Enjoy yourself like you were with a Hugh Jackman made of chocolate. (double yum!)

--snow

coopernicus said...

i second snowelf's comment...well not the HJ sentiment but u know what imean...

Beach Bum said...

...this storm affected folks from the Carolinas to Canada.

Charleston got some rain and I am told things got windy in North Carolina but all things considered Irene missed us comepletely.

Glad you guys got your power back.

secret agent woman said...

Hope you enjoy you're weekend away!

KFarmer said...

Read, relax, enjoy! : )

Hilary said...

I'm glad that all is back to "normal" for you. ;) Have a great weekend, M.

Suldog said...

Going without something - anything - that we're used to having, and then getting it back, makes us appreciate it so much more, no? Glad to hear you're back to normal there. Have a great holiday!

silly rabbit said...

Yay! for being reconnected to the grid. I am glad too that Calypso was able to get to her internship safely and you back home safely. I wish her much success!
A weekend get away sounds like just the ticket. Enjoy!

Bijoux said...

I'd be pissed about having to throw away tons of food from the fridge/freezer......

Good for you for being positive. I'm just not there.

Dave said...

Glad things are beginning to get back to normal for you Michelle - Dave.

Palm Springs Savant said...

whew, you must be relieved to have it back again.

Mona said...

eeeks! That is one long spell without power supply! Thank God its over!

G-Man said...

Thank God for generators eh Trini?

TorAa said...

Yeah, let's dance
We can not stop the "Wetaher Gods", we can only find a better and safer place and way to secure our selves...

PS. We went to North America the most of July this year, going to Austin in November and renting a House in SW MI next July. May we see you in MI?

Chickadee said...

I'm glad you're ok. <3