Posted by moonbeamsnowflake on September 18, 2008 at 12:45 PM
I'm back! Our electricity came on about 10:07 this morning. Rachel
called right after they left our house and went home last night and
said theirs had come back. I expected to find power this morning, but
we had to wait a little while longer. It didn't come a minute too soon
as I had decided to go on a strike. I'm wearing the same dress for the
third day and I had decided no more cold showers!
But we had the time of our life. We ate like kings because Beverly, the
85-year-old lady in our neighborhood, had stored up enough meat to feed
an army, and she sent most of it to us. So we made food and took a
plate to her in the mornings and evenings. She was happy and we were
happy. We spent our days figuring out what to fix to eat and fixing it.
This morning I had about 20 silver dollar pancakes (thanks for the
pancake mix, Rachel) and they were delicious. We had steak and chicken
and pork and hamburger. We fed the man next door some too. And Aaron
hooked up a TV one night in the back of his truck and some of the
neighbors gathered in the dark to watch.
Aaron's girlfriend, Rachel, came and has been here with us. With her
here and Rachel and Michael coming over every day and playing games,
we've really enjoyed ourselves. I kept my clothes washed in the sink
and hung them out on the patio and also in the shower. So I don't even
have my own clothes to wash now--just Robert's and the sheets. Robert
left Monday for Corpus Christi and will be back tomorrow, so he missed
most of the excitement. And, honestly, without Aaron and Rachel and
Rachel and Michael, I don't think I could have done it. I'd have lived
on pecans and ginger candy.:)
But, even though we will remember this time as a time of closeness and
good fellowship, we let out a shout when the lights came on this
morning. And we're thankful to be able to take a good hot shower a
little later today. I have the kitchen all cleaned up and am almost
done cleaning up the patio. Once I vacuum I can clean myself up and
relax. It may be a while before I get to all my mail as I've collected
about 600 e-mail groups.
Last Sunday night Jonathan put his hands up in the air and said, "Power all gone." But no more. We got power!