The past few weeks have been crazy at best. Back on September 4th, we had a major wind storm come through that knocked our power out for 35 hours. Hubby was out of town on business and it took P and I a while to figure out the portable generator and get the chest freezer hooked up to it for a short while to keep everything well frozen. Sadly, we didn’t wrestle with it earlier in the day and ended up pitching much in the refrigerator.
When the high winds had died down from that storm, P and I surveyed the yard and found many trees down. Actually, I was able to notice quite a few just from looking out my bedroom window.
Here you can see that cluster as well as a close up of the uprooted tree that was to the right in my original photo.
After hubby got home, he walked around and found more that were damaged enough to need attention.
Let’s just say that ‘free time’ is more limited as they tend to cleaning up the yard. On the upside, we’ll have a fair bit of wood for burning after it’s had a year to season.
One downside of the power outages is that we do not have running water without electricity. During the 35 hour outage, the sink and stove became rather cluttered with dirty dishes waiting to be washed. (And, NO, our sink does not currently look like this…at least not until the next outage happens!)
We’ve now had another round of windy weather with more to come. And, we have experienced a few more power outages that have me considering if a whole house generator is in order. While I enjoy time off the computer and the quiet that you have with no electricity, it does get ‘old quickly.’ On the upside, the weather has been just warm enough outside (highs in the 50s) that no heat hasn’t been a huge issue.
How do you pass the time when the power goes out?