Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Good Night, Irene

Well, after we thought we were home free once hurricane Irene was downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it arrived in Maine, we lost power. This was Sunday afternoon at 1:05pm. Sixty hours and 31 minutes later (yes, I was definitely counting!), power was restored at 1:36am this morning. That hot shower is going to feel so good!! We have a well so it wasn't long before the water was used up in the tank and the pump is electric. So, it's been fun using bottled water to brush our teeth, wash up, flush toilets, etc. I don't even want to tell you how much food we had to throw out from the fridge and freezer - broke my heart!

All that said, I'm looking at my queued-up orders and will be working on them starting today. What an August it's been for me! One set-back after another, but I'll catch up eventually. No new info on upcoming books from Kansas City Star but I'll do some sleuthing to see if there's anything out there somewhere to post.

Hope you all were safe throughout the storm and have your power back too. Have a great, sunshine-y day!


Kathy (woolfind) said...

Deep Breaths Wendy.. One day at a time and you'll catch up soon! That is a long time to go without power. Glad it's behind you now. Enjoy your day!

Cindy said...

I certainly understand counting the hours without power. I am in Virginia, we lost power at 2:40 pm on Saturday and were restored last night - Tuesday at 8:34. About 3 days and 6 hours. Now to clean the house and do the dishes before I take that much deserved HOT shower.

Sue said...

It's never fun being without power. But when we are, I guess it helps to appreciate the amenities we have when we have them.

I am looking forward to those books arriving at Kansas City Star:) Can't wait.

Sabrina @Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

Hi Wendy,
I am from Maine also, Standish Maine. I think we lucked out with the storm, just a couple strong gust of wind was it. My parents lost power, they just got theirs back last night also. It is amazing how much we all depend on our electricty.. But time for things to start getting back to normal. Do you have a shop or is it just online?
Take care