Famous last words
“Does not bode well” and “5 inches” HA! Snowtober brought us 14″ and 3 days (so far) without power.
Nighttime temperatures dipping below freezing and waking to an indoor temperature of 53.
Makes us thankful for a fireplace.
My birches have seen better days. 😦
The kids have found various entertainment.
Even Stella has made the best of it.
My headlamp has come in handy for the third time this year. You may remember that we lost power for several days in June when a tornado blew through town and then again with “microbursts” in July. Losing power in the summer is much more tolerable than losing it when the temperatures are so low. It hasn’t been a good year in our town to be a tree. We’ve lost thousands all combined.
Sadly Halloween was cancelled. They didn’t want kids being electrocuted or hit by falling branches.
A couple things that I didn’t know or hadn’t realized… a gas hot water heater still makes hot water without electricity so we could still shower and wash dishes. Also, a gas cooktop can be used to boil water for coffee as well as heat a couple rooms although we didn’t let them burn long as we were afraid of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Word on the street (or Facebook) is that power will be restored by this evening. Fingers crossed.
Disclaimer: this is published from my iPhone so apologies if it’s all wonky.