Wednesday, September 3, 2008

home - edited

The May Queen and I arrived home about 9:30 last night. As we drove in to our neighborhood all the homes had lights... then about 3 houses away from our home it became completely dark. As of about noon today power was still not on at our home. I'm sending this from church, which has power and internet (satellite, not cable like at home, so even if our power gets back on we may still not have internet).

We threw away all the contents of our fridge and freezer and cleaned those out this morning. We have several offers of places to go if our power doesn't come back on today, and will do that if we need to. It was hard to sleep last night. Fortunately it's a relatively cool and cloudy day here, so it's not too bad, but it is nice to be in A.C. for a little bit here. We picked up a pizza to eat here while The Big Guy is on a conference call, and we're charging up the portable DVD player! ;)

There was at least one house in our neighborhood sliced in half by a big pine tree (and it's not too far from us, we're wondering if that's why our area doesn't have power....) and a few more that were hit with branches and have tarps on the roof, but the damage is far, far less than with Katrina. The May Queen's school plans to reopen on Monday.

We have running water, and our water heater is gas, so we even have hot water. We are, however, under an order to boil water before drinking (we've got lots of bottles, though, so we're good)

thanks for all your thoughts, prayers and good wishes.

edited to add:
at 3:30 pm our power came back on, and with it our cable, phone and internet! The house is cooling off and things are looking up!

22 comments:

Furrow said...

Yay, home! I hope you get your power back real soon. Sucks about the fridge/freezer contents. That won't be cheap to replace.

Melissa said...

Glad to see you are back on the path to normalcy! Hang in there.

thailandchani said...

Glad to know you got back safely! Hope you get your power back and can return to some normalcy.


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Sober Briquette said...

I'm so glad you've been spared everything but the inconveniences. I hope the rest gets taken care of smoothly.

Kathryn said...

Thank you for all the updates. Glad to hear you are safe. :)

the dragonfly said...

So glad you're home, and safe.

(I don't know if you saw it on my blog, but the other night I was praying with the Little Mister, and I apparently got a bit emotional. He was worried about me...he put his pacifier in my mouth.)

:)

Aliki2006 said...

Yay--you're home! I'm glad you're okay, and that the damage isn't too severe.

Aunt Becky said...

SO glad you're home.

Louise said...

Happy for you, and so glad you now have power. Have to wonder how people used to live without it at all. I guess if they never knew, but it's certainly difficult when our whole lives revolve around things requiring electicity.

womaninawindow said...

It's amazing, isn't it, how much we rely on all of our comforts? Glad everything has turned out alright for you guys.

wheelsonthebus said...

YAY!!

flutter said...

I am so glad you are ok

JCK said...

So glad things weren't as bad as you feared. And of course, the most important thing...we have you back on the internet!

Pgoodness said...

glad you're home safe and sound!

Beck said...

Being home and safe and sound is the most comforting thing in the world.

Chantal said...

Wonderful news!

Tracey said...

I am SO glad your house is ok!! Hope your neighbor's home is fixable and that more people in your area weren't damaged too badly.

Jennifer said...

I'm glad you're safe and sound -- and glad to hear you're in the light now, too! My thoughts have been with you and everyone down there.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Yeah!! What a relief!! Glad you're home safe and sound-- with A/C.

Amy Y said...

I've been out of the loop... Catching up now, I'm so glad you and your family are Ok! Hooray for power, too! (I hate being without power!)

Thanks for the update, Mama :)

Rima said...

SO glad to hear that you and yours escaped harm. It must be nice to be back with everything up and running again!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I'm so glad you're home safe and powered up!