Nor’easter

Sunday, October 30 through Saturday, November 5, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 5:20 pm–we have power!

I don’t think I have been quite so happy over a simple convenience.

But when you go 7 days with no power–read NO heat, NO light, NO hot water–you don’t take anything for granted anymore.

Since there was no power, I could not blog these days.

Just a quick recap…after a while days blended into each other and you just felt like you were living in a fog.

The first day was not so bad…kind of like an adventure.

But then when the temp in the house gets to be 49, you lose your sense of adventure.  At that point it’s all about staying warm.

We wore layers…thermals and winter coats and hats and mittens and then covered up with blankets and snuggled with Izzy to gather her heat.

We went to Kimm’s parents since they had a fire-place and we just basked in the glow of the warmth.

I was lucky enough to be able to use Kimm’s parents shower before going to work since it was heated with gas.  Believe me…every shower I took made me feel like a new person.

Every day we listened to how they were doing the best they could to get everyone’s power back.  And every morning we would wake up cold and discouraged again.

We became dull.  We ate because we had to eat, not for enjoyment.  We argued more.

Towards the end we went outside to clean up our damaged magnolia tree just to keep warm.

All I have to say is that it is tough to stay positive when you are freezing cold.

Saturday during the afternoon we finally saw the trucks working for the electric company on our streets and we were especially hopeful.

And when the power came back on at 5:20 pm and our old furnace kicked in, we had smiles of relief.

We had made it.

It was rough, but we made it.

I really sincerely hope that I never have to go through anything like that again.

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  1. […] year ago today we were at a good friend’s wedding when a  Nor’easter struck and we were with no power for 7 days and suffered lots of property damage along with many […]


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