Friday, August 17, 2007

Lights? What Lights?

Oh this blogging mom has been under a piles of leaves and trees and no lights since Wednesday night! Where has she been? I am not sure how many of you are Indiana folks that were affected by Wednesday night's storm. Well, The Tiger, Missy, and I have been very creative for the past two days! Here's how it went down.........

Wednesday Missy and I were out and about grocery shopping at night. Our trip to Meijer was uneventful, however we checked out and noticed the big monsoon, typhoon, tornado, hurricane, WHATEVER you want to call it forming outside. I thought I could beat it. I could not.

Just as I was closing the trunk of groceries down it came. And it came fast and hard. So we didn't move. We sat in the car. I thought about going back in the store, but store lost power. Mmmmm, just as scary as the car. Missy and I chilled and sang "rain rain go away". My child was not frightened, but I was! She knew she was with Mommy and felt safe.......I must give myself a pat on the back for not showing my fear!

Finally we no power. But what about the groceries? We got them put away. Tiger is downstairs scooping water out of the sump pump so it wouldn't flood. Put missy to bed and the Tiger and I spent every hour after that scooping out water after water after water in hopes to save our basement.

When the rain stopped and finally at 4 we went to bed. Obviously Thursday's work day didn't happen! I spent the day getting a generator (still trying to save those groceries and my basement) and learning things about houses I thought I would NEVER need to know.

However, the BEST part about it all..........Neighborhood Unity. Tis a beautiful thing people. Everyone within a few block radius was out and about all day and night last night. Some curious to other's damage, some looking for answers, others just bored, and still others trying to amuse pets and children in this diaster. What did I do to help? I made a hopsotch on my drive way and all the kids on my block loved it. We also had a "Hunt for the biggest stick" on the block game. Hello! I got 7 little kids to clean up the branches in my yard and they were none the wiser!!!

But it was all very bittersweet. Our power came back on this morning about 5:30 a.m. I think we did good for having no electricity for about 33 hours!

For those of you that have no idea what storm I am referring to and live under a rock (Or live out of state)'s a link to read on some of our damage in our area.


Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

Glad everyone was ok. Must've been not so fun living with no ac.

Home ownership- fun huh?!?!

More Than A Single Mom said...

Miss those days when it was mom and dad's problem that the basement was flooding!

Crooked Eyebrow said...

Luckily our power came on yesterday afternoon. But it was an awesome storm to watch!

We got lucky last year. A large portion of our town was flooded and we were dry as a bone.

Glad you guys got power now!

Simplymoi said...

Ker and Mike had similar power! Mom had to go clean out their fridge and freezer. It's amazing that we, just on the other side of the border just had a lot of wind and rain, but no power outage or major problems. Kudos to you for the stick game! ;)

Ann(ie) said...

ugh! =( I did hear about all of that on the news. I'd say you did beautifully under the circumstances!!! Glad you're all okay.