52 hrs later...down 2 lbs.....finally have lights & water! WOOHOO!!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
The storm that came through here Wed. at 2 PM did not cause any damage, but we lost electricity & our community water. They finally came back on yesterday at 6 PM. We, thankfully, had a generator to keep our freezers & refrigerator going & some lights working. We slept (or tried to sleep) in our recliners as the bedroom was too hot, used what water I had put up very sparingly, & hoped for a quick repair. During this time I got my "exercise" by lugging 5 gallons of gas into the generator (would run for about 7 or 8 hrs) & then pulling the rope numerous times to get it started. Several trips to town to get more gas (we only had 2 cans, but I'm getting another today). I probably sweated some of the 2 lbs away & worked the rest off. :)
You know the old saying "you don't appreciate what you have until you don't have it"...very true.
Have a blessed day.