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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hello Thursday

Do you mind if we just fast forward on to Friday?

M'kay?

If you didn't realize, we live in North Texas (which by definition includes two major cities that I would prefer to go un-named). And if you saw any news or the Weather Channel at any point since Wednesday evening, you might know at this point that we had some nasty thunderstorms come through here Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

When it all was said and done, we had no damage, just some tree limbs down from some pretty high straight line winds (several very large ones in our neighborhood).

But.

Our electricity went out at 11:30 pm on Wednesday night.

My little man was awoken by another loud thunderstorm in the middle of the night and ended up in bed with us because... there was still no electricity.

I was awakened to a wet bed because little man had an accident while he was in bed with us and... there was still no electricity.

I was late to work, took a shower in the dark and dried my hair at my office because... there was still no electricity.

We called our babysitter and told her to not come because... there was still no electricity.

We talked to our babysitter later that morning during what was torrential downpour of a storm and found out that their house had water coming into it and... we still had no electricity.

Our phone at home which is connected to our digital cable doesn't work because the modem's backup battery only lasts a couple of hours. So don't call our home phone because... there is still no electricity.

My man is now trying to salvage a few things out of our fridge and take them to his dad's house because... there is still no electricity.

The likelyhood of a Foodie Friday post tomorrow is pretty slim because... you guessed it, there is still no electricity.

You know, I think I wouldn't be so bothered if we had a lot of damage, or if our entire neighborhood or community was without power. But it is just a few houses in our little neighborhood. Do you have any idea of how low on the priority list that makes us? My guess is pretty low.

So now I'm off to figure out if the bread dough I mixed last night it still any good to bake today, how to clean my mattress and figure to out where to sleep tonight as it doesn't look hopeful for our electricity situation.

On the upside, our usage and subsequently our bill will be a little bit lower.

*sigh*

7 Comments:

Cassie J. said...

We had a really long power outage in late January from ice storms. There was a letter in the paper the other day from a man who's security light has not been on since then. He called the electricity company and they told him they would cut it off and didn't know when they would get it on b/c it's a low priority. He asked for a refund for the past four months that it hasn't been on and they said NO! HA! Your bill won't be much lower b/c every light will be on when the power returns and you'll have a power surge! HA! Good luck!

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

Donna thanks so much for your visit & comment on my blog!

Hope you're fine and all the weather problems will be passed soon having normal electricity again.
Here possibly a storm is coming in few days also.

I'm following you at twitter :)

All the best for you!

Cheers,

Gera

Sallye said...

Praise God that there was no damage. At least the only one that is being ruled by a clock right now is you. Just don't forget to plug up the cell phone either in the car or at work.

Praying for you.

Sallye

tastyeatsathome said...

I too live in the DFW area, and we were battered by those same storms. Yuck. No damage for us either, thankfully, and our power was only out for about 2 hours. I feel for you guys! Nothing like having electricity out for so long! Kinda ruins your day. Hope they get it up by this weekend, as it's supposed to be in the upper 90s, maybe even 100 degrees. Yuck. Time to find a friend with a nice cool pool and working A/C.

Kay said...

We didn't lose power. But we have in the past. We lost it during a storm the night a came home from having my gall bladder out several years ago, so my hubby was left trying to nurse me in the heat and with no electricity to do things like heat up soup. Fun times. um not. I feel for ya and hope you're up and running soon! : )

Maris said...

It sounds like you had a heck of a week! I hope your weekend is turning out better than the last few days - and hope it's filled with delicious breads!

Maris said...

It sounds like you had a heck of a week! I hope your weekend is turning out better than the last few days - and hope it's filled with delicious breads!