I had envisioned an entirely different post for today with it being Halloween, but Hurricane Sandy (aka Frankenstorm) had other plans. We lost power Monday night around 9:00pm, and at the time I’m typing this, we still don’t have power (and our basement has been pumped out twice by our local awesome fire company, with a third visit in the offing).
The hubby went on a coffee run (since we both desperately need our coffee in the mornings) and discovered why we have no power:
One pesky pole snapped and brought down a half-mile or more of power poles and lines – we’re not sure how soon the power company will be able to take care of replacing the poles and lines, so we’re without power indefinitely. I guess we should have invested in a generator, eh?
Our basement was flooded with 3+ feet of water – thankfully the local fire company came out and pumped the water out every time it got out of control again. The hubby was wise enough as soon as the power went out Monday night to shut off our gas water heater and gas furnace (whose placement in the flood prone basement has always been a head-scratcher – perched over the sump pump pit).
Now we anxiously await the restoration of power – my online presence will be spotty at best until we return to full power, but please link up your Wordless or Wordful or Whatever Wednesday so I have something to look forward to when we regain power. I suspect trick-or-treating will be canceled for tonight, much to the disappointment of Princess Nagger and Little Dude – hopefully they’ll reschedule it to this weekend.
How’s your week panning out so far?
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