The slogan we will be wearing
on our T shirts from 2006 is “ I survived the Big Blow!”
There are probably many horror stories to be told from 2 weeks ago.
I hope when I finally get my
phone back on line and can receive e-mails again to collect some
of your stories. Fortunately, David
bought a good sized capacity generator a year or so ago, and had
plenty of wood stored away for
emergencies. So we were not in as desperate straights as we would
have been. We are on a well
and when the power goes so goes the water supply. The fireplace ran
from 6AM til 8 PM. My new
perfume is “Wood Smoke”. But with the generator we had
coffee and microwave and refrigeration
and most importantly, the freezer. [not to say the luxury of flushing
the “loo”]. The power came
back on Friday the 22nd, thanks to the wonderful guys from Kansas
City in their red trucks [just like
Santa’s helpers] TV on Saturday, and we are still waiting for
the phones. [they came back on Wed.
My non-dog and not-so-happy news was that the night of the big
storm, a 135-foot Cottonwood decided to take residence in my livingroom.
No people or dogs were injured, but the tree sure made a
huge mess. The 8' x 10' hole in the roof and ceiling have now been
closed up and soon the interior repairs will begin (even though
have seen hide nor hair from an insurance adjuster).
My partner Dee and I were without power for 8 1/2 days. The only
source of heat in our house during that time
was the wood stove. We rarely use the wood stove when we have power,
as the dogs' cages are in the same
room as the wood stove and it makes that room too warm for them.
However, as we had no other source of
heat during the power outage, we had a fire in the wood stove whenever
we were home. Gigi, our 11 year old
Vizsla bitch, quickly developed the habit of sitting in front of
the wood stove. She really enjoyed soaking up
the heat! Now that the power is back on, Gigi continues to sit
in front of the wood stove, hoping to get nice and
warm. She looks disappointed that the wood stove is no longer throwing