Sunday night we experienced a big windstorm, compliments of Hurricane Ike, so we weren’t surprised to find out we didn’t have electricity at home. Monday morning, I found out there was a 2 hour delay for the schools, then found out my school was closed for the day. I did end up having to work at another school, after our phone service came back on around 10:30 a.m. and they were able to get a hold of me! When I got home from work, we still didn’t have power, so we went to Pat Barr’s house to take a shower. This afternoon (Tuesday), when I got home, I heard a machine running in the garage and noticed the freezer was running! John borrowed a generator from Mike Bowley, so we have power!
It’s amazing how much we depend on electricity and water, which we don’t have when the power is out because electricity runs the water pump. I have also missed checking the weather report on TV, missed the internet and email, and have missed seeing news on TV. I’ve really missed being able to use water – take a shower, do dishes, and especially being able to flush the toilet!!!
Guess what I want for my birthday? A generator!!!!!! My son-in-law, Joe, called me a “red-necked hillbilly” when he heard I want a generator! I don’t care – I don’t want to go through this misery again.
Bubba, Sayaka AND Foster came home Friday night and left Saturday night. It was so nice to see them.
Sayaka - American?
Friday night, they went to Jeremy and Lois’s. Peyton wasn’t very happy to see Foster and spent some time in his bedroom with the door closed before he decided to get acquainted with Foster.
I like this picture of Peyton, Jonathan, and Foster, on our back porch
Saturday, we went over to Amy’s house. We had Peyton with us because Jeremy and Lois went to her brother’s birthday party. Megan and Abby were afraid of Foster, but decided to pet him before we left. Sayake and Bubba played games with the kids
and I sat in the kitchen watching Joe and Amy make spaghetti sauce. They’ve canned a lot of food this summer!
Joe, hard at work