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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Things We Take for Granted

We had an ice storm of all ice storms Thursday night. Our power went out at 10pm that night and we got it back Monday morning. Friday morning it was very cold in the house to say the least. There was no school and no daycare as there were over 1 million people without power in New England, 400,000 of them in New Hampshire. Our neighbor who works for Public Service of NH told us at least a week. YAY. Well I took the boys to the mall to get warm and told Michael we were going to a hotel. He called me late Friday afternoon while we were still at the mall to say he got a generator. WOOHOO! That generator gave us heat and limited electricity. We were able to shower and have an outlet to use so I could even blowdry! Saturday night we had 14 of us bbq-ing and drinking margaritas! Several neighbors came over to get warm, eat and to shower. It was actually a great time. We don't have that much fun with the power on LOL! Sunday we did the same. It really wasn't that bad but I tell you it made me think how lucky we are.

The boys are supposed to go back to school tomorrow BUT there is another storm headed this way with 2-5 inches of snow and a layer of ice as the cherry on top! We shall see. There are still something like 100,000 people without power in New England, I'm so glad I'm not one of them!

I now have to get a tree, finish my shopping, wrap, make fudge and chicken parm for Christmas!

Hope all my blogging friends are doing well!

5 comments :

scrappysue said...

see - now that's how you make fun out of extreme weather conditions!!!

Lynette van Barrelo said...

Yep! For every negative there is a positive. It just needs to be found!

Your weather is so far removed from ours at the moment. 32C here today. Hotter tomorrow!

dawn said...

We only lost power for one day. It came back on on Friday afternoon. My parents are still without. It hasn't been very Fun for most. Glad you were able to get a generator and help your neighbors out.:-)

Rachael Giallongo said...

I would have liked to see a delay this morning because it was pretty slippery, but oh well. Pinkerton is canceled again for tomorrow! CRAZINESS!

Kristi Smith said...

We are supposed to having freezing rain tomorrow, Cole is hoping for no school. ;) Got out early yesterday. I would like it more if it weren't so freaking cold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope you are doing okay. Stay warm.