Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Why I haven't been around the last two days

On Monday morning I was up around 7am and knowing that the power could go off due to branches breaking off under the weight of the snow we had, and falling across the power lines, I decided it would be a good thing to be prepared.

I made coffee and filled a couple of thermos bottles and whipped up some soup and put in another thermos and had no sooner put the dishes in the sink when the power went off. Good planning Keewee I said to myself, we will be Ok for a few hours we have hot soup and coffee, and a big propane heater to keep us warm.

I also had a feeling my boss would call and say the spa would be closed for the day, and to stay at home, she did, and I was only too happy to stay off the icy roads.

I went out doors and filled the bird feeders just before it started to snow again.

By mid morning there was about 2 inches of snow on the ground.

A couple of hours later there was plenty of snow on the road into our place.

From the front deck, and some more snow, I just know the power will be back on soon.

Late afternoon, even more snow.

Getting towards evening on Monday and still no power, and more snow, grumble mumble. I don't mind the snow, what I do mind is that we do not have any power.

Tuesday dawned sunny but very cold, and still no stinkin' power. This was getting to be very tiresome even though we had food and were somewhat warm. This power outage has been one of the worst in years. Usually the power would be off one or two hours.

Th only time I went outside today, was to feed the birds, and as I stepped out the front door this little woodpecker was so busy finding his breakfast, that he let me get very close to take his picture.

The power finally came back on at 8:08pm this evening. I did the *Happy dance* 36 hours with no power when it is very cold is no fun.


Ginco said...

Wow! What fabulous snowy pictures - just the way I like it, not this black messy stuff in town.
I know how your frustration feels, just picture me at this end, having a battle going on-line - every morning - computer problems still not solved!! Geeez!
You just keep warm over there and take care keewee, :-)

Anonymous said...

I know it a pain having no power, but all that lovely snow.


Jennifer AKA keewee said...

We are getting a Generator within the next couple of hours, so if the power fails again WE WILL BE READY, we can at least run the furnace to keep the whole house warm and we have a propane cooker so we have a way of heating meals and we have several oil lamps for light.
Bring it on, we are ready!!!!!!!

Mary Lou said...

I have a roaring fire in the woodstove and the lanterns and stove ready, bought new batteries for the radio, and I have several books to read, but we have not lost power this time. (shock!)

If you get too cold, come on up! If you can get out!

Phyllis said...

So how long did you stay in the shower with HOT water running over you?
Did you run immediately to the computer and kiss it?

Jennifer AKA keewee said...

That hot shower felt sooooo good, but I had to leave enough hot water for my honey. Yes I did almost kiss my computer.
We have our generator we will not be cold.

Anonymous said...

My goodness.. 36 hrs without power. I would be a wreck! So glad you managed to keep warm and fed.