This is a picture of the house across the street as a small sample of the destruction in our neighborhood from Hurricane Ike. Thanks to good old Ike, we've been without power since Sunday night but finally last night, the electricity was restored. Hallelujah. Notice the white danger tape in the picture. That was all the evidence we had that the electric company was even aware we existed for the first three days. That wind was amazing though. God's power is truly awesome.
Being without power has its blessings.
* On our walks with the dog, we saw a lot more of our neighbors.
* We got to bed earlier than normal.
* Reading by candlelight is sort of fun.
* No recorded political phone calls.
* My refrigerator is very clean.
The worst part was not being able to make my coffee in the morning. Having to go out for coffee is so backwards. In order to go get coffee, I have to get myself ready to go out and face the day and how in the world can I do that before I have my coffee?! And without electricity to plug in the hairdryer. This morning as I made my coffee I said to Jeff, "Look at this coffee! Isn't it a beautiful thing?" Of course, being 16, he rolled his eyes and sighed and said, "It's just coffee, mom."
Four crews showed up yesterday around dinnertime to begin working. These guys were all from Connecticut.
Finally, they got it all fixed. I haven't figured out how to take decent pictures at night yet.
I'm so thankful for power today!