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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Finally....We Have Electricity Again....

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! I want to let you all know why I've been MIA for the past week.

We had a major winter storm move in our region about 3:00PM last Friday, December 18. We had two inches in about an hour. My Honeybee and I went out to gather in some firewood, I got settled into scrapping, and the next thing we knew, there were 6 inches of snow and we had no electricity. My daddy had a tree fall over his drive, (he and mom were stranded on their way from getting groceries), so Ben and I cleared that tree. Mom and Dad finally got home only to find no electricity. So....to make a long story short, we had a final storm total of 12-14 inches of snow at my house, several trees down, live power lines down with those trees. We lost water and everything. By Saturday morning the National Guard was in and our area had been declared a State of Emergency.

My Honey and I only had the wood burning fireplace in our living room to depend on for alternate heat source. Somehow we made it through. There are still about 20,000 customers in our region without electricity. Ours finally came on Wednesday night. It was a mad rush at that point to get Christmas back on. We had already decided to postpone it until we had power. We all lost all the food in our fridges and freezers. So, there was getting all that shopping done again and the Christmas preps on. We had our usual dinner at Mom's on Christmas Eve and the Christmas Day dinner at my Granny's yesterday. Oh did I mention that our water just came back on yesterday morning. I was so wrapped up in keeping my fire going and survival, that I forgot to take pictures, my mom did get some and I'll post those a little later today. I just wanted to try to let you all know that the "Christmas Storm of 2009" wiped out my electricity and I was unable to get my DT submissions out, I'm sorry and hope you all understand. I'm trying to get all caught up on laundry and things here in the house today. I'm going to be taking some breaks throughout the day to visit and get caught up with you as well. I've not even been to email yet...
Blessings,

11 comments:

  1. Oh dear, sorry for that Kim. I hope things get better from here on in!

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  2. Oh my, I am so sorry to hear this. I hope you can recapture the holiday spirit, and perhaps elongate it. Things like this sure do make us appreciate all the things we have in our lives.

    Merry Christmas Kim,
    Hugs
    Tanya

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  3. Glad to hear from you Kim. What an ordeal but you know ... sometimes it's the disasters that make for the best memories. Glad everyone is safe and finally warm. Merry Christmas and have a wonderful New Year!

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  4. WOW - looks like you've had a time of it! Thank goodness you guys are still with us! None of this was on the news over here, we usually hear something when Emergencies are declared in the USA, but not a word!
    Anyway, glad you are all sfae and sound.
    Don't worry about us lot - we'll still be here when you are ready!
    Hugs,
    Teri xx

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  5. Oh sweetie.....this sounds awful!!!! I am so glad to hear that you have power again.....we just went through this last weekend!!!! Thank goodness for the wood stove....I had our taken out and put a pellet stove in....wrong choice...because if we lost power we would have no heat!!!!

    Wishing you a great day!!!! Blessings to you and your family!!!

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  6. Oh KIM! what an ordeal...I am so sorry you lost your food! I don't know how you did it that long without power or water in the cold? Hugs Kim and merry Christmas..glad you had power back on in time.

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  7. Wow Kim! Sorry to hear what you've been through!! Glad you are back safe & sound! Christmas 2009 will certainly be one to remember for you & your family!

    Enjoy the rest of the 'holiday season'!!
    Hugs to you!!

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  8. Oh my gosh Kim! What a nightmare! Glad to hear all is well & you are safe & sound! :)

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  9. WOW Kim glad everyone is OK. Glad you were able to have Christmas. Many Hugs and Merry Christmas.

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  10. Geash I cannot imagine having the power out for so long I am so glad you at least had the wood burning stove! Beth

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