Tuesday, August 26, 2008

When it rains, it pours...

Fickle Fay, today I deem as TAKE BACK TUESDAY.

Our weekend of fun started Saturday afternoon when we lost power at our home. Scott endured several hours with the kids and no electricity before coming to meet me at the consignment sale when I finished working. Let me tell you, I was exhausted. We went to supper and then came home...

We still have no power.

What to do? We all went to bed. It was warm and humid, but we made the most of it. And, when we awoke on Sunday morning?

We still have no power.

OK - trying to be optimistic... I started cleaning the house (that is the parts I could see). Then I packed up our frozen foods to take to our neighbor's house (they have a generator). I iced down the remaining refrigerator items. After that, it was getting too warm for comfort in the house, we decided to go outside and pick up tree limbs a'plenty in our yard. After about 30 minutes I came over to Brooks, who had tons of mosquito bites on him - and that was it. We packed up and went to Mom and Dad's house.

We still have no power.

About 5pm, Scott and I decided that we needed to take our dogs to the clinic so they wouldn't be so hot. That way, we could also not worry about driving back and forth. So, we went home, packed more clothes, packed dogs and headed to the clinic, then to Walmart, then to Mom and Dad's.

Then.... we got the call about 8:30pm that our power had been restored! By that time, I thought we should just stay put for the night.

OK - now.... when we got home Monday night.....

Our roof is leaking around the chimney. One of my fish has died during the "traumatic weekend". It took a while to figure out why our cordless phones weren't working. Scott and I were on the roof last night putting a tarp over the chimney. If only Jimmy had been home...!!! I hate getting up on the roof. But we did it.

So, today I reclaim my home from chaos! This house will be back to itself by this evening! And, I will have made it to Walmart... that is if it will just stop raining...

8 comments:

Lerra said...

Yuck!! We were at the beach this weekend but I don't think we lost power. We do, however, have a leak in our laundry room. Thanks, Fay. Thanks.

ICURIS said...

i'm sorry! yeah, we were beginning to wonder if we'd ever see the sun again! hope things turn out well with the house.

Rebecca said...

Sorry to hear about all of that! Maybe things are looking up now.

T. Brodie said...

We had power the whole time, but our chimney is leaking too. Inside. I'm praying that the wind is just blowing it in, but, we'll see...

jennwa said...

Sounds like a terrible weekend. I am srry, I hope this week is better.

The Epps Family said...

OH NO!!! Being without power is fun for a little while, but you had a whopper! Sorry about your fish. I still get so sad when ours die, though I am now OK with giving them a burial at sea.

Leah said...

ICK!! Hope things are looking up now!

Melissa Lester said...

Yuck! At least the kids don't usually feel bothered by the loss of power. I hope it stays on for you now!