Sunday, January 3, 2016

Nada, Nil, Nothing

Nothing fun or interesting got worked on in the last week. FH, and critters, and I were too busy trying to stay warm. Our power went out Monday morning with a little help from a wild ice storm and didn't return until Thursday afternoon. Over 44,000 homes and businesses in our area were in the dark in the wake of that storm.

We lost everything in the fridges and freezers but no big trees fell on our home or cars. Nobody was injured and none of the power lines that came down were anywhere near the house to put us in danger. The was no real damage to the roof either, which simply amazes me given the strength and direction of the winds.

All in all we got pretty darn lucky. FH got a 3-day work week out of the deal too. Monday his office lost power before our house did and the roads were too icy to drive on.

We spent New Year's Eve quietly, basking in the warmth and light inside after the power came back on that afternoon. Granted we had to clean the upstairs fridge and freezer, go buy some groceries, and put things away before we could relax.

Only cleaning out the deep freeze remains and then we can get back to catching up on the regular house chores that couldn't be done in the cold and dark.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year's Eve and here's hoping 2016 is much kinder to the world.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

So glad it wasn't worse for you! Happy New Year in your home; I'm not holding out a lot of hope for the world....