Friday, February 13, 2009

The Best Friday the 13th EVER!!!

We got our power back today!!!!! We are very, VERY excited :) This morning, after checking my email at Pete's office, I drove past the house. There was a backhoe digging a trench!!! I've never been so excited to see an earth moving machine. After I picked up Elijah from school, I drove by again and the work men were gone, so I checked everything out. The trench had been dug, the line put in it, and it was filled back up. I could see a long coil of line resting against the electrical pole in our backyard... not hooked up to anything. Before I picked up Hannah from school, I checked back one more time. Everything was connected!!! But nothing was working. I called Pete, and he suggested seeing if the breaker was turned off which it was, of course. That darn switch was nearly impossible for me to push. It's over my head and I had to push with both hands with all my might, but I finally got it flipped on. I checked the lights in the garage... nothing. Hmmm... then I realized ALL the breakers were off, so I flipped all of them. I heard the heater turn on YAY!!!! I reattached the garage door to the automatic opener (it's easy, but I always forget how to do it!) and I checked to make sure the thermostat was still set. After I picked up Hannah, Pete came home, so I left the kids with him and moved all of our stuff out of the condo. I'll be cleaning it tomorrow. Our house is a wreck, but at least I decided to (finally) wash the sinkful of dirty dishes yesterday... Now it's time get caught up on the laundry!
...I can't believe I almost forgot this part!! As soon as Pete got the word that our power was on, he called the cable company so they'd come fix our cable/phone/internet line that caused this disaster in the first place. Now, you have to understand that this company is not known for their speed. Typically when you call with a problem, you get an appointment for the following week. The repair guy was here in 30 minutes!!!! It took a couple of hours, but it's all working, and they are going to bury that line as well... in a month. For now, it's sitting on the grass :)

4 comments:

Tasha and Doug said...

Congrats on being home! I'm sure everyone is glad to be home.

Our Family said...

Yeah! Happy Day!

Jan said...

halleujah! And, it's about time your had things work out.

Suzanne said...

We're doing the happy dance right along with you.