Monday, December 15, 2008

Ice Storm

Where to begin? I am writing to you just off of an 85 hour stint without proper electricity. This has been the worst ice storm in southern New Hampshire's history. It is definitely the longest period of time for which I have ever been without power. We lost our power Friday at 2:30 am. Devin and I hung around most of Friday to see if it would come back on. We cuddled in my bed reading books. We cuddled on the couch making this Merry Christmas garland for the tree.

But by the time Devin got up from nap, it was clear that the electricity was not coming back on any time soon so I packed us up a bag and headed out the door for my parents' house since their power went back on a couple hours previously. We were warm and cozy for the night.

Saturday Erick's parents remembered that they had a brand new generator in the back of their garage so after Erick got out of work we headed down to get it. Devin spent the night with my mom while we took care of getting the generator hooked (okay, well not me per say, but Erick, his dad, and my dad).

Here is the mess of cords from the generator. We mostly used it for the refrigerator, furnace, and a light or two.
Here's my adorable Daddy!
Here is my hunny~ still in his work clothes at about 10 pm on a Saturday night. Not our idea of fun! lol
Here I am~ Looking rough......

Needless to say, we are very thankful to have our power back. I love having my house back to normal. Its amazing how we take electricity, heat, and normalcy for granted every day.

6 comments:

Steph said...

Oh my. Im glad you have your power back! We are supposed to get an ice storm tonight (not as bad) and I am really hoping we dont lose any power.

Stacey said...

I am so glad that you have power back on. It is amazing how much we take for granted.

Shauna said...

So glad you have your power back...I know, we do take alot for granted, electricity being a major one!

Joanna said...

Sounds like a rough few days. I'm glad you have your power back, and I hope the rest of the winter is a little kinder to you.

Steph said...

I was wondering if you had power or not after the big storm. We were lucky and did not lose power, but I know so many who did. Glad you had a genrator to use!

Kara said...

Oh man, I don't know if I could have managed. Good thing you guys had a generator. I hope you don't have to go through that again!