8.23.2007

I'd make a piss-poor Amish woman...

16.5 hour long power outages suck ass. Especially when they screw one out of their long run for the week and there is no other opportunity for said run, since Derek is in Montana through Sunday. Crap. Power came on about 90 minutes ago and I could have done a 5-6 mile run right, but I slept like such crap due to said power outage (no A/C, no fans, still, humid, hot bedroom, stress about food in fridge) and have spent the time since the power came back on catching up on dishes (out of spoons) and laundry. I would have gone earlier, but they didn't predict we'd get power back until TOMORROW PM. Asshats and their grossly exagerrated predictions.

And I stink and need a shower. And instead of a healthy breakfast or lunch I settled for McDonald's, since I didn't want to open the fridge, couldn't run water, and couldn't cook anything. Stupid Summer storms. More are predicted in the next several days, so it could be a rough weekend--especially without my hubby around.

8 comments:

  1. wow you got your power back fast! Ours went out about 8:15pm on Wed and didn't come back until shortly after noon on Friday ;) I have serious doubts about my abilities to live Amish style ... the near 48hr experience was quite annoying!

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  2. Yikes, you guys really were without for a miserable amount of time. Back when those straight-line windstorms went through a few years back we were living in Spring Lake and without power for 3 days. Other people in the area had no power for twice that long. Luckily we were able to borrow a generator from Derek's aunt and uncle to power our fridge a few hours here and there. And since we were on public water we could still take showers and have drinking water. Otherwise I don't know what we would have done. Not being able to flush the toilet is definitely the biggest problem with a well and no power.

    k

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  3. You can still flush if it becomes a necessity. Go somewhere and get a gallon bucket (at least) worth of water, then just dump that through the toilet. The part I'm not sure on is whether or not you need to flush it or just pour the water in... My dad was the one that always did it so I don't know. Yes, I grew up with well water and FREQUENT power outages.

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  4. By the way, that's why whenever bad storms are predicted my mom automatically fills a bucket with water from the bath and just leaves it sitting in there. Just in case.

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  5. That bucket idea is VERY smart! We've bucket-flushed before when the toilet gets plugged, but having a few buckets of water when storms are coming is a very good idea!

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  6. We bucket flush a lot! In fact, on the second night I stuck one of Trents blue plastic pools under the gutter with a patio brick in it. We got lots of toilet water with the next rain! We were going to full a few buckets but Trent was still in the tub when the power went out ;)

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  7. The bucket idea is a great one. We don't have well water but we lost power here for a few hours in sweltering heat a few weeks ago. Mom's oxygen was off and it was very bad. They dug up our back yard and 4 neighbors to put in new lines. It doesn't happen often but it's awful when it happens here!!

    BTW I finally have your RSS feed so blog away gf. :) It's in my handy, dandy little Google gadget toolbar along with clock, to do list, media player and weather. Coolio!

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  8. Woot! RSS feeds are the best! That's how I know when icanhascheezburger.com updates!

    :D

    k

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