Friday, February 6, 2009

Eleven days and counting...

An ice storm hit the Bluegrass State last week. 100% of our county lost power for a while. That was last Tuesday.

Eleven days later, we are still in the dark. Well, our house is anyway. Mark and I stuck it out the first few nights at home w/a generator, but ran out of gas...the whole TOWN ran out of gas, actually.

My brother has graciously taken us in and we've been camped out at his house since last Friday.
We've been fortunate to have family to turn to. Many people in our town and in the county haven't been so lucky. My parents, my sister and her husband lost power as well and they've also been staying here at my brother's house. They were able to head back home yesterday.

I wish I had taken photos of the ice, but y'all, it was cold and the ground was a solid sheet of ice! Once we DID leave the house, the drive leaving our neighborhood was terrifying and I couldn't have taken a photo for hiding my face and crying(so now you know, I'm a big scaredy cat).

So, what does one do when away from home for this long...and school, therefore work, has been canceled? Here's what I've been up to...

...playing with her
.. buying DVD's at Circuit City's going out of business sale
Laverne & Shirley Season I
August Rush
Mystery Science Theater 3000
Sweeny Todd
Princess Bride
along w/the the normal weekly TV(Biggest Loser,Lost, The Office, etc)

...lunch at Chick-fil-A with Shea...a souvenir.
...embroidering tea towels(we picked up my floss box on a trip home to check on our kitties, yay!)
...making felt cookies that have been doubling for pincushions
...and a robot
...and a doomed to never be finished robot
...finishing two books, starting another

...hanging out with the family, eating...eating a lot

...getting acquainted with this

...heading to a movie with my sis. We saw this.

..learning my brain isn't as big as I thought it was


Lisa Boyer said...

Wow! So sorry to hear about all the terrible ice and power outages! sure made for a great post...ha! I guess you made lemonade out of those ol' lemons! I hope your electricity comes back soon--best wishes and stay safe and warm.

Yarni Gras! said...

Omgosh.....I would be horrified without electricity that long. I can't even wrap my brain around that.

As for your crafts.....I LOVE THE ROBOTS! And the pincushions.....and I love the other stuff too.....I just finished a good 'n' creepy book...scared the wee wee outta me (hey, that rhymes!)


Anonymous said...

Glad to see the blackout hasn't stopped you from doing the most important things like sewing/stitching and shopping. Hope this brighten up in your home soon....

Threeundertwo said...

The reports of this weather are just mind-boggling. I'm so sorry you're camping out. You sure have been productive though! Love the tea towels!

gin said...

Hi, thanks for commenting on my PIF post. Val is such a sweetie to give me her friends for PIF. Send me your address and I will get a handmade goodie to you. I have heard about the winter snow there. looks like you have a plan though--you've done a ton of stuff!!

Patty said...

You really did get a lot of crafting done while you were camping out! I love the tea towels. I'm glad you're back home now and I hope there are no more ice storms in your future.