Thursday, January 29, 2009

No Electricity

We made it through the storm WITH power, and we were SO pleased. Then at 11am, it was gone. The crockpot full of baked beans never finished cooking :( We snuggled on the couch under a comforter for several hours and read books. I put all the ice from our ice maker into two Rubbermaid totes, and tossed most of our fridge and freezer contents into them and put everything in the garage. That 'ice chest' is working nicely, and we shouldn't lose too much food. We decided to run to Dominos for a pizza for dinner. After eating that in the near dark, we decided to head to our friend, Vanessa's, house because THEY have a generator. We took the remainder of the pizza and camped out on their living room floor. It was fun! This morning, we went home for hot showers (at least that works!) then headed to Pete's office for a little recreation. The kids are currently coloring in the conference room, while I spend a little time on the internet. The power company called and said we should "make alternate plans" because power would be out for several more days...

3 comments:

Emily said...

I hope all is well with you! We had our power out for a few hours - so nothing serious like you are experiencing! Take care!!

Suzanne said...

We lost our power on Wednesday for 12 hours. I had a loaf in the bread maker and soup in the crock pot. Let us know if you need anything!

Mrs. Troop said...

What an adventure! :-)
You are making memories. . .
stay safe and warm!