Sunday, November 11, 2012

Day 10 - Power Restored!!!

Well, I am blogging this from my local library as they are open again and since they are the only ones in my area with their internet back up and running.  I am here loading my grades for the first marking period!  They have to be in by Tuesday mid-night and I knew I would not have time to get both of my schools done at work!  Thanks for all the good wishes and thoughts from everyone out there!  We finally got our power back on Thursday evening. We were happily being trapped in our neighborhood all day while the power crews replaced three telephone poles on the street below mine.  Since that road is the ONLY way in and out of my small development, no one was getting in or out.  It looked like a power crew convention with all the trucks and guys up in the air replacing all the power lines!  I was never so happy to see anyone in my entire life!  Special thanks to all those guys who worked day in and day out to get our power back!  They came from all over the country!

I had gotten my mother (who is 81) to finally leave and go stay with my brother and his family on Wednesday before the snow storm rolled in.  They live at the shore and even though the area by them is even more devastated than mine, they have a generator and heat.  It was a brisk 38 degrees in our house by Thursday and by then both of my kids also had head colds and sore throats (the fun never ends).  Wednesday's snow storm came and went in a flash and wasn't so bad by me.  Pretty minor as Nor'Eastern's go around here.  We only had about 2-3 inches of snow (which melted by the next day) with very little wind.  My brother on the other hand got 6-8 inches at the shore!  It's usually the other way around!

I will check in during the week from school.  My daughter's school opens again tomorrow for the first time in two weeks.  No telling when our cable lines will be replaced but I don't care, I HAVE HEAT and LIGHT and can cook in my house and not have to go out to eat!  I'm off to go home and roast a chicken!

Everyone stay safe and warm! :)


  1. Good for you! Congrats on having power back. I bet the time without really made you appreciate all those things we are so used to (heat, lights, the microwave, the internet, the TV...) Glad you are all safe and well.

  2. I'm so happy for you! I know from personal experience what it is like to gowithout power for over a week and it is no fun! Here's to light, heat and home!


  3. I love your blog and I am so happy to hear you are doing ok. I am a Jersey girl living in Dallas and I can't imagine what you guys are going through. And I certainly can't imagine having to go through all that AND get grades in! Good luck and know that so many people are keeping you guys in our thoughts and prayers.