Friday, December 19, 2008

Already Sick of Winter

I'm already sick of winter, and it hasn't even officially started yet! We are expecting another snow storm later today. And could get up to a foot of snow! My kids schools already called yesterday and said all schools will be dismissed 2 hours early in anticipation of the snow storm.

After what has happened this past week, I guess I am just grateful that we are home. If it snows at least we will be at home! If we lose power again though I am going to scream!

And for now we actually have a generator. What happened was Wednesday I was really at my breaking point with this whole power outage. I had heard from a few people that it could be up to 2 weeks before we would get our power back! I could not go two weeks without power. And not stay in a hotel for that long. So my husband was able to get a generator through his nephew. It was somewhat of a drive to retrieve this generator and he was gone for over 3 hours picking it up.

He got back to the hotel around 7:30 PM. An hour and a half later my neighbor called and said the power was back on! Of course we were super happy about this. But my husband was also kicking himself for going to get this generator all for naught. He was actually almost going to wait until the next day to get it. Oh well hindsight is 20/20.

We had no way of knowing when we were going to get the power on. My neighbor even had told me that she had gone out to talk to the electric people while they were fixing whatever it took to get the power on. And they told her that we were actually lucky to get this power on now. Because we were not really scheduled for it yet and it could have been longer. Not sure exactly what that means, and hard to feel lucky after going 6 days without it. But I guess I should feel lucky considering there is still over 30,000 people without electricity still.

And I'm also glad we didn't actually have to use this generator. Although I was going to. But you really have to be careful with them, and 2 people in my state have already died using them during this ice storm! I'm just glad it's over!

But like I said here comes maybe 12 inches of snow today! Ugh! Wake me up in the spring!


  1. Sounds like you better hang on to that generator, you may need it before this winter is over! Like you said, it hasn't even "officially" started yet!

    Glad you're power came back on. :-D

  2. Yup... you need that generator! They are a pain to set up.... but at least all your food won't spoil!!

  3. Isn't that how it works? You get the generator...and then the power comes on. But you are prepared for next time.

  4. glad to hear your power back on. Like what they said hold on to that generator still you might need it, but we hope nothing like that would happen again. i hate winter too,My body has low tolerance of cold.

    Thanks for the comments i appreciate it. Don't let the snow storm ruin your xmas.

  5. I'm with you. I am sick of shoveling already. We got snowed/iced in today. The girls did nothing but mope around today because they missed their holiday parties.

  6. Your big fat tree looks great!

  7. Good luck with all the snow. Hope you don't have to use the generator!