Yes it was predicted, and yes we ignored it! However 10 inches in November is pretty rare. The biggest issue with it was the inches and inches of rain that came before the snow. Literaly hundreds of power lines were broke and poles fall over. Our highway and electric companies have been working around the clock to get everything safe! Our power went out Tuesday evening about 9 pm. We are told it
*might* be back tonight. Jeremy is borrowing a generator. Grandma took Paul & Ruth last night so they could get bathed and sleep with their nightlights. Jeremy and I have been washing with water warmed on the woodstove, but I am ready for a real shower! This morning went much better just getting Amy ready.
I have discovered in person that camping without electricity in the summer is a big difference than living without electricity in the winter! To keep my eyes on the things important I want to share somethings we are thankful for in this trying time:
- A wood stove, and lots of wood!
- Electricty at the babysitter’s and at work!
- A generator that at least keeps the cattle in!
- Lots of batteries, flashlights, & candles.
- Pizza for supper
- Lots of good men & women out their working hard getting things back
- The look on Paul’s face when he realized it was snowing!
- Warm clothes, especially for Jeremy who has to be out in the weather.
- A heater in my mini van.