Well if anyone is missing me it is not that I don't have anything to say! I am one of the 80% of West Virginia without power. On Friday, my outside thermometer read a 105 degrees so a thunderstorm was welcomed, my thinking it would push out the hot air and cool everything off. Instead it roared down the back of my hill and blew everything in it's path out into my yard, knocked over the 8 foot basketball hoop causing chaos. Breaking branches from the large trees behind my house and depositing them in the field next door. In the house, the lights flickered several times before it left us in the dark. From what we heard on the news it blew it's way right through to Washington, D.C. leaving most everyone without power.
Central air is a wonderful thing until you don't have it anymore. Windows that are normally closed are opened wide, in a heat wave it is like swimming in hot soup. Fans that have spent years in the garage are drug out to be put in service. And if you are lucky, you have a smart husband, who bought a big generator, instead of fabric, for a day just like this one. Boy, am I a happy girl today.
Tripping over "pigtails" and extension cords running through the middle of my house. Kinda hard to sweep the floor. I guess I will mop when the power comes back on.
Saturday night was the worst for me, my little man was so hot he couldn't sleep. My husband had turned the generator off for the night. When I checked the thermometer outside was 78, and inside was 89 degrees. I was ready to go to a hotel. I found this little battery operated fan with a light for the bathroom but it ended up in David's bed! Find them at Riteaid! Good thing to have when the powers out!
It is now Monday, I was just standing in the kitchen trying to figure out how I would get my post up for the Red, White and Blue Blog Hop on July 6th and the fan came on above my head. Hurrah, woot, woot! I have power again! All of you still without power, I am praying for you to get it soon. Thank you AEP Power!.
Just to confirm to the world, my husband is awesome! During this time he has cut trees for family, friends, and the local cemetery. Fixed one generator twice for a widow down the road. Keep our home cool as best as possible, (not one bit of food lost from our refrigerator or freezer) hurrah! He even cooked an beautiful dinner out on the grill. Thank you my love for thinking ahead! I love you so much!
Boy, I missed technology! I gotta get to sewing! So happy to be back! Lisa