|Our lost tree - blocking the road out|
The afternoon another huge storm ripped through. We weren't home, but it must have been bad. We lost at least 6 more trees. The power lines were taken out. It took about 95 hours for us to get our power back.
We camped in the house for the 95 or so hours. We got lake water to flush the toilet. Our diet was not great, but we ate. We caught up on sleep (as we went to sleep as soon as it got dark). We learned a lot about generators and are waiting for an electrician to get back to us as we want one installed sooner rather then later. We were lucky that it was cooler (in fact, I needed to wear my flannel pjs one night), so we didn't get too hot.
|One of our trees ripped up by the roots|
Besides having to empty the fridge and freezer, and not getting the yard work we had planned done (this is why we were both on holidays), our dogs developed a few new issues. Hailey is now scared of wind. It was mildly windy one day and she freaked out. Last night it was fairly windy around 3 and she was up pacing. At one point she wanted love, which is really unusual, but no amount of love could help relax her. Finally the Man put her back in the closet. Also, Zaphod is now a little nervous during a storm. He is not as bad as Lee, but he wants to be snuggled with you. I don't think Emma notices anything different.
It is going to take us a few days to catch up and clean up. We have piles of trees to cut up and move. We have lots of cleaning to do inside the house. We have to refill the fridge and freezer. But we survived it, no one was hurt and have a greater appreciation for running water. Also, luckily I have 2 1/2 more weeks of vacation!
|Some of the trees our neigbour took off the road that await us to cut up.|
PS: Today Phod goes for his annual check up. 3 posts to 1000 stay tuned!
That is a long time to go without power, but as you say, you gain a new appreciation for things you normally don't think about. Super sorry for Lee too. At least the closet is a comfort.ReplyDelete
OMCS I AM SO SORRY YOU ALL HAD TO ENDURE SUCH SCARY AND LOUD WEATHER. I, MADI, HATE HATE HATE YES HATE THUNDER AND LIGHTNING. MY SAFE PLACE IN OUR 1/2 BATH ROOM...MOM SAYS I'M SMART TOO AS IT IS AN INTERIOR ROOM W/O WINDOWS.ReplyDelete
HUGS MADI AND GOOD LUCK WITH THE CLEAN UP.
OMG you have had it bad, no wonder the babies are still a little scared. Hope all goes well with Phods check up :) Glad everyone stayed safe xx00xxReplyDelete
Mollie and Alfie
How scarey and horrid..... and I thought my extreme camping was challenging!! So glad you all made it and I hope the nerves start to settle!ReplyDelete
Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx
So glad you were all OK and you coped. We hope that is it for a while. We too had a massive hail storm yesterday and the garden looks awful now. Have a wonderful Wednesday and good luck with Phod at the blood stealers.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Molly
Wow, I'm sorry that you lost a lot of trees! But, great news that no one was hurt and there's still more holiday time left. Storms are nasty things fur sure.ReplyDelete
Grr and Woof,
Well we get them nasty storms, but never had trees blocking the roads, yep that gen-e-rator does the trick, save lots of goodie food from being pitched out!, Stay safe, teach Phod how to be a huskie and pull them trees away!ReplyDelete
The Mad Scots
Congrats on gettin your power bad. Wow…. those were some nasty storms. So glad the trees did not hit anything major.ReplyDelete
Wow, that's a lot of trees down! Storms are NO fun at all and we don't like them either. We're glad that everyone is safe and that your power is all restored.ReplyDelete
Tell that electrician to get a move-on!
Lily Belle & Muffin
That sounds very bad storm. No power for 95 hours must have been really hard. Glad it's over and everyone is safe!ReplyDelete
Oh no! That sounds as if it was dreadful! I don't blame poor Hailey for being afraid. Hopefully in time that will subside?ReplyDelete
The main thing is that you are all SAFE!
It's bad enough to not have power, but you also didn't have water? I assume that means you have to pump well water. Glad you are back in the swing of things now.ReplyDelete
Oh my, this has awfuls! I's so glad that you all is ok. Lake waters in the toilet was a super-smart idea! I always wonder why peoples no goes outside for their business, like we does, but they seems to prefer the inside better. Oh well, I hope the cleanup goes smoothly.ReplyDelete
Lee and Phod have their POWERS BACK!! THAT is super news.ReplyDelete
We are so very much sorry that the horrid wind and storm did so much damage and made you AFRAID. We would be afraid too if we had had to endure this HORROR.
Our generator is on WHEELS... butt we had our house specially wired so that we can run its powers right into our house. We just WHEEL the generator outside and start it up... then PLUG it in and it spits out POWERS.
Hope all the damage is Easy to clean up and repair... and MOSTLY we are THANKFUL that no buddy was hurt.
that sounds awful! so glad to hear the power's back now and hope you can enjoy the rest of your holidays without anything major happeningReplyDelete
Wow you all certainly had quite a time during your power outage - and that's a LONG time to be without. We do learn to appreciate power though when we have none that's for sure. Just glad you're all OK....sorry the digs didn't like the storms but that's kind of par for the course with animals (and people too for that matter!!!)......Sam hides or gets in a small space to feel safe. Just happy all is getting better - takes time to "recover" !!ReplyDelete
Hugs, Sammy and his Mom
Wow, that was some terrible weather! We hardly ever get storms, maybe wind every now and again so maybe you should move here.ReplyDelete
Your Pals Who Did Not Get The Royal Baby Named After Either Of Them,
Murphy & Stanley
That was a very long time to go without power..holey smokes..we are so glad it was not stinkin hot for you to deal with also, we hope the pups get back to normal...stella roseReplyDelete
What a terrible, TERRIBLE storm!ReplyDelete
You're bein' so smart about havin' a proper electrician install the generator. Lots of peeps have them here but peeps who tried to install them themselves ended up with even bigger problems. I would never let my peeps install one themselves. Of course... my peep #1 IS a technologically impaired duffer. Perhaps others could do a better job of it. Don't know.
Glad you're hooked up again! Hope that's it for the year!ReplyDelete
XXXOOO Daisy, Bella& Roxy
Wow, you had it a lot worse than we did. We just had heavy rain. Wait, that's a lie, a few trees fell down, but we still had power. I bet you're very thankful to have your power back and a hot meal. Hope Phod gets a clean bill of health!ReplyDelete
OMC! We are verreh glad to hear you got your power back! What a skeery long time! Poor sweet woofies--they has been traumatized by the storm! It is good they have Mom & Dad to soothe and love on them, even if *somebody* did end up in the closet!ReplyDelete
Wow guys, I'm so glad you're all safe, even though the dogs are shaken!ReplyDelete
It's easy to take power and water for granted until it's not there, I hope the cleanup goes well.....
Your pal Snoopy :)