I am thrilled to announce we have “POWER”….. as of Christmas night. I have decided going Amish just isn’t for me. I don’t mind not having tv but I would like some modern conveniences when the mood strikes. We have 3 generators, a friend borrowed one and we blew our other 2 up before it was over, luckily we were about 30 minutes without a generator before the power came back on. Talk about perfect timing. I now have the generators in the back of the truck to take to the repair shop in hopes of getting them back before another storm hits.
Hubby took Christmas Day off from restoring power to others and since I didn’t think we would be able to make Christmas dinner we headed out for Chinese food and on our way we spotted the power company’s trucks one road down from us. Let just say our stomaches did a lurch in hopes that meant they were working on our lines. Hubby pulled along side their truck and asked how things were looking, they asked for our address, plugged it into their computer and said you will have power tonight. Ah music to my ears I was tired of hearing that generator all night long (and we have the quiet series). They said it would be 2-3 hours before it would be back on but we were glad to hear that time frame.
So we told them we were going for Chinese take out and would like to bring them some dinner, and off we went for a warm meal and talk about how we couldn’t wait for things to return to normal. My kitchen was in a bad state of needing to be cleaned, I didn’t dare run the dishwasher and overload the generator so dishes were stacked in the sink and anyone who nows me knows I would never leave dirty dishes in the sink. I vacuum every day sometimes several times a day so I couldn’t wait to give the house a good vacuuming. With pets this is a must with wood floors. My hubby is still working very long hours restoring power and said it may end soon, Michigan has been bought out of everything needed to do the job. He is really scrimping and searching to find the parts to reconnect everyones power.
There are still so many without power and I am hearing people say their house has hit 30 degrees inside and they are still living there. The warming shelters are full and people just don’t have anywhere to go, or can’t afford to leave the situation. It was costing us about $60 a day to keep the generators going and we had to drive 40 minutes just to get fuel on a daily basis, I know many people can’t afford the expense in this economy. I know I am thankful for all we have and thankful for having a wonderful family and blogging community, so many have reached out and sent me a message making sure we are all right and safe. Thank you to everyone!!