Sunday, September 14, 2008

In the Dark

Today I learned just how dependent I am on electricity. Our power began to flicker around 2 this afternoon and then went out at 4. It came back on at 8pm tonight. And I am very grateful. My house phone is internet based so no phone. Cell phone calls all failed, I guess the cell tower was out too.  

I watched a movie on my laptop and then I read a book until I lost the light. I sure missed the internet and TV and more than anything the air conditioning. I am having my own personal summer so the air being off made me very uncomfortable.

Many are still without power and the estimates are that it maybe a week before all power in the area is restored. Many lost roofs and 4 people were killed in this the aftermath of Ike so far north here in Ohio.  The winds were so bad all my porch furniture was moved to one side and the porch swing was about to take out a window. I took down the swing. And with the help of my good neighbor I was able to get my outdoor shade taken down as it would not roll up...thanks Good Neighbor. All this in 75 mph winds.

May God bless those who still are without power and those who suffered any loss.



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