No sooner than I get that last post posted, but our power went out. Not all that surprising – irritating, yes, surprising? No.
Second Son and I called it a night and went to bed. I saw and heard the power try to come back on somewhere just before dawn, so I went back to sleep figuring it would all be back on when I woke.
But, God had other plans for us.
At 6:30am, Second Son and I were startled awake by what sounded like the roof caving in. Turns out, it was a limb coming out of our walnut tree, ripping electric, phone and satellite TV service right off the house.
To make matters worse, my story is just one of thousands. The two major electric utility companies that serve this area are HOPING to have service restored to the city by the end of NEXT WEEK! Yeah…like the 21st is their HOPE. And when they do get it restored to my neighborhood, I may still be in the dark because I have to find an electrician (suddenly more valuable that doctors) who can come fix my boo-boo before electricity can be hooked back up to my house.
We had no school yesterday – no school today – probably no school for the rest of the week. Who knows about next week. Tulsa is without power.
So, here I sit in McDonald’s using Wi-Fi to get my email and send a few, post this, an feel for just a moment a little bit of normal.
I’ll be back when I can. I hope it’s soon. Send a prayer up for us, won’t you? I think we can use as many as we can get.
Meanwhile, I’ll be spending my time trying to find the blessing in this. I know there is one.
Originally from Northern NYS, I know well what an ice storm can do. The bad parts: boiling water for heat on our gas stove made all of my teeny bopper posters peel off the walls of my bedroom. I also had to read at night by flashlight in bed. We got restless and maybe had some arguments. The good parts: We took in our elderly neighbor, and got to know her a whole lot better. I talked to my family a lot. I learned to play lots and lots of card games! I learned I could live without TV.
Good luck! I hope it doesn’t take until the 21st for you to get back to normalcy.
I just heard about this! I’m so glad you weren’t hurt. Stay safe.
Oh my. I thought about you while watching the news from Oklahoma last night. Prayers being sent. Try to stay warm and sane. I can’t even imagine. I hope it doesn’t take that long. xo