Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Power Outages cause too many problems!

Wow! Did we ever have a wind storm on Sunday. We reached gusts up to 75mph - thats major for our area. We're used to minor winds living up here on the lake but these winds were fierce! On top of the winds we had ALOT of rain, for DAYS. The 2' of snow we had was washed away by the rain leaving huge ponds in our backyard. A big pine tree was uprooted onto the power lines down the road making for no incoming or outgoing travel, so we lost power for a good 7 hours! When you have to have power to run your sump pump and the power goes out and the yard is flooded it causes a huge problem! Im talking BIGTIME flooded here. Luckily my appliances that are in the basement are up on platforms and blocks so none of that was damaged. All of my Christmas boxes got ruined but I am thanking my lucky stars thats the only thing.

Yesterday morning my cable, internet and phone went out. We have the all in one thru Time Warner. It made for a LONG 2 days having NO phone, no tv and no internet. I did get alot of sewing done not having the technology distractions so it was kind of a good thing!

I sure did miss my tv and internet tho....
Ive got alot of catching up to do but its now bathtime so it will have to wait.

Not sure when Ill get back so Im wishing you all a Happy New Year! I am staying home again this yr. I told Jas I dont think I will EVER leave my house on New Years again, unless there is an emergency.

Here are a few pics of the kids on Christmas.


Janene said...

Jenn~I'm glad you are back! How well did the children fair with the power outage?
Enjoy your New Years!
Your children are so cute! I love how kids look in the morning...especially Christmas morning...I love their innocence!

Pam said...

Oh Jenn, sounds like you had really bad time. I would of been scared.

Hope your New years is a good one.


basketsnprims said...

Jenn, sorry to hear about all of this. How did the kids do with no TV? I don't spend alot of time on the phone, but I want it when I want it, same with internet. glad you are back and I wish you and your family a wonderful New Year.


Terry said...

I hate it when my power goes out!
We usually play Yahtzee by candlelight when it does.
Glad everything is up and running again.
I love that picture of the kids!

(My girlfriend is up in Hilton right now, and I bet they had big problems there too.)

Whatcha been working on?


carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

I totally understand your frustration about losing the amenities we are so used to having! It reeks! So sorry about your Christmas boxes gettign wet, but maybe not all is lost in them.
Love the pics of the kids! And yes, PLEASE stay home tomorrow night! I wish I could convince everyone I care about to stay home and be safe. I'm all for celebrating (at home!), but I am always a nervous wreck until I know everybody is okay.
Have a wonderful New Year, Jenn!

Linda said...

My parents were without power for 8 days - many in MA were without it for 11 days after our ice storm. We really are dependent on it.

Looks like the kids had fun!! Seeing them open their gifts is priceless!

Tammy said...

Hey Jenn,
Im happy to know that y'all now have power. How frustrating it is when it goes out. Glad you all had a great Christmas. Stay safe and warm. Happy New Year to you and family. Hugs, Tammy

Karen said...


How fortunate that you didn't have any actual house flooding during this time! Even though you couldn't use any of the gadgets I bet there was more quality time spent!
Hugs, Karen

Kath said...

Hi Jenn...glad you're back!
What a bummer to deal with no power!

You kids are dolls!! :)

Just wanted to pop in quick and wish you a Happy New Year!
May 2009 be filled with many happy blessings for you and your family!


Heather's Stitches said...

Happy New Year!

Looks like Santa had fun visiting your house!

Enjoy watching the ball drop tonight!


Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

glad you are back in "working order"...Have a very happy new year and talk to you next year!
Gina ;)