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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Still In The Land of Cold and Dark

Still no power, but they're almost done. We just have to wait for the power company to come in and make the final connection.

It's been a rough existence, but we've been in good spirits. Tuesday was the worst day since we couldn't even run the generator while the workmen were making installations and connections. Today, with any luck, Entergy will finish the job.

I'll try to catch up on blogs when I get back to my place. I am trying to avoid powering up the computer so the fuel will last longer for the more important appliances.

Talk to you soon!

27 comments:

Mike Keyton said...

Good to know the frontier spirit still exists, Maria :)

Maria Zannini said...

Ref: ...frontier spirit still exists

Lucky for me, huh? LOL

Linda Leszczuk said...

Wait a minute...you and Greg are together, there's limited power so you can't work, and it's cold. I'm seeing possibilities here...

Maria Zannini said...

Linda: LOL! I'm sure that was Greg's thought too, but...

We have a ton of work to do outside (for some reason it's considerably warmer outside than in). We have spent most of our time burning brush, clearing land, and loading up the trailer for another load bound for my place.

It was a pleasant dream, though.

Jayne said...

Oh no! Just caught up with this - agh, what timing! I hope it gets fixed for you soon and it doesn't cost the earth. But on the upside at least you are together!

Mason Canyon said...

Hope your time in the land of cold and dark ends soon. We sometimes forget how much easier life is with our modern conveniences until we can't use them. Makes me admire people who lived in the 1800s that much more. Try to stay warm.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Angelina Rain said...

I’m sorry about your lack of power, Maria. I hope that gets fixed soon.

Cathy in AK said...

Your attitude is much better than mine would have been under the same circumstances. But I am a wuss :)

Hope all is fixed, warmed and lighted soon!

Kay Theodoratus said...

Since it sounds like you've been running a generator, I hope you managed to read a couple good books.

Meghan Schuessler said...

I can't imagine going more than a few hours without electricity! It hurts my head to even imagine it. I hope you're up & running again asap! :)

Sherri said...

Taking your homesteading to the extreme there, aren't you? LOL

At least you're together...stay warm :grin:

Maria Zannini said...

Jayne: It just got fixed! Now for the long slog of getting back on track--and making my five hour drive back to my place. What a week!

Maria Zannini said...

Mason: We've been through a couple of hurricane --a bad one, five years ago that put us back in pre-industrial America for 3 weeks. Talk about testing our resolve. LOL!

Thank you, Lord, for electricity.

Maria Zannini said...

Angelina: Thanks, hon.

Cathy: You'd be surprised what you're willing to handle when you have no choice. LOL. It was cold, but not as cold as living in Alaska. :-)

Maria Zannini said...

Kay: Ref: reading

Oh, I wish. I had edits that needed to be turned in, but we tried to save the generator for things like the fridge and heat.

Meghan: It was kind of funny. We kept 'trying' to turn on the light switch. We take so much for granted.

Maria Zannini said...

Sherri:

Ref: Taking your homesteading to the extreme there, aren't you?

You aren't funny! LOL. I'm just glad it's over. Now for the long drive home.

Marianne Arkins said...

YAY! FIXED! Now.... drive safe!

jackie b central texas said...

Maria I know you are now driving home but glad it all worked out. Back in the knock down drag out freeze of 2003 or 2004 my parents lived without electricity to their house for 2 weeks, their electric line got torn off the house by a wind storm and then they had a long freeze to boot so it was an experience for them too! (One no one ever wants to repeat for sure)

RE light switch on and off, we do that when the power goes out now even if for just an hour!

Make it home safe and tell us more adventures once you rest up!
jackie >_<

Dru said...

I'm glad you got your power back on. Safe travels home. Five hours, wow.

James Garcia Jr said...

Good spirits, huh? I hope those spirits you speak of are not of the distilled variety? I read what you wrote over at Nicole's blog about too much drink causing you to paint yourself like she had!! Too funny!
On a serious note, you hang in there, okay? Looking forward to happier blog posts from your neck of the woods. I hope it'll be a happier New Year,
-Jimmy

Shelley Munro said...

Maria, it's bad enough when the power goes out for a few hours. So much of what we do on a daily basis requires power. I'm glad it's back again.

Maria Zannini said...

Marianne, Jackie, Dru:

Made it home. And it rained all the way. When I got home I found a water hose I had forgotten to disconnect, had blown during a freeze and there was water everywhere. I don't even want to think what the water bill will be like next month.

But I'm home. I'll inspect the rest of the place once it gets light.

Maria Zannini said...

Jimmy: I don't drink very often, but I partook of spirits one night during our blackout. By the last night there--I needed it. :)

Shelley: We were without power once for 3 weeks, but it was warm. For some reason, these five days were tougher--I guess because of the cold.

Cate Masters said...

How awful! Thank goodness you have a generator (we have one too, but have only used it once). Not many people would weather five days without electricity without breaking down themselves, lol. Wishing you speedy repairs, warm blankets and continued good spirits (distilled and otherwise)!

Maria Zannini said...

Cate: I think we buy a generator with the hope we never have to use it. :-)

Linda Leszczuk said...

Glad to know you're home safely. I hope you and Greg were able to salvage a little "holiday" out of your holiday.

Bookewyrme said...

Eep! Being without power is always stressful and not fun, most especially if the weather is extreme in one direction or another. Glad it's almost over though and soon things will be back to normal for you folks. *hug*

~Lia