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and then there was darkness

Hey everyone! I’m posting today from my warm house, full of lights,  warm water, clean clothes and happy people!  As of last night at 7 we got power back to our house after 80 hours of darkness.  When this whole storm started we didn’t know we would be without power. We thought it might be a possibility so we gathered candles, and flashlights.  It started on Tuesday and then we kept hearing of how many power lines were down and so realized this was going to be a long week.  We made camp Maloney in the family room around the fireplace. We blocked off doorways with sheets to keep in the heat.  We could keep our family room at around 68 and the rest of the house started to cool off eventually to about 50.  We slept on the floor with the girls, the 12 chickens we got earlier that week, lived in a box by the fireplace.  Chris got us a generator before they were all sold out.  This saved our freezers and gave us a few luxuries (ie.. coffee, a lamp… microwave… movie… phone charger).  We learned a lot this week.  They say that at the end of 72 hours is when people start to lose it when a disaster hits. I think we faired pretty well. By the end of the week we were getting used to our new normal. We ate… kept warm and were safe.  Not a total survival home run but we will definitely be more prepared next time!  We thank God for keeping us safe and for all of you who encouraged us, prayed for us, and checked in to see if we were ok!

The damage to our properity.  We were blessed not to lose whole trees, but still have a bunch of limbs and tree loss.
The damage to our property. We were blessed not to lose whole trees, but still have a bunch of limbs and tree loss.
Walking around to see the damage.
Walking around to see the damage.

 

 

 

1 thought on “and then there was darkness”

  1. Where is spring? Your post sounds like a little House on the Prairie snippet! What an adventure! I am glad you stayed warm and safe. Oh I like the orange kitty!

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