My plan yesterday was to work in the sewing room. I wrote blog posts in the morning and had every intention of repotting the African Violets and getting the room clean. I allotted plenty of time….but the weather had other plans.
Sunday was a weird day….very hot. VERY HUMID. There were things I needed to do outside but I decided not to as it was so hot.
In the early evening the sky got really dark…so dark that I checked the weather and we were in a Thunderstorm Watch and I could see we had only a half hour or so before it hit. I kept working thinking nothing of it until the power went out….UGH. It was too dark to work in the sewing room anymore so down stairs I went. About that time, Karl was coming upstairs. We convened in the kitchen and started doing things we could with no electricity. The dishwasher got unloaded…a load of laundry got folded.
There wasn’t much else to do as the storm was still here so the house was dark. That’s when I remembered I could cross stitch with a headlamp on so I did.
About then Neighbor Girl came over. She’s been over quite a bit lately and I love the company. The storm had lifted but it was still quite dark.
We found out that the electricity was out as a tree had fallen on the electric lines. So we figured there would be no lights for awhile.
We ordered pizza for the neighboring town. With no electricity, no milk to have cereal and no lunch meat for sandwiches, it seemed like a reasonable choice. The convenience store that has pizza told us it would be wait an hour but we didn’t mind…what else did we have to do?? I think everyone else was ordering pizza too as there were lots of power outages.
About 30 minutes into our wait, the power came back on…oh well that’s okay. I averted having to make supper. But just a few minutes later the power went mostly out again. It was so weird. The light didn’t work in some rooms but did in others. The refrigerator works but he stove didn’t. Just about then the pager went off. There was a power line on fire and the address sounded close to me.
We all ran outside and yep…there was a fire a block from my house.
Here it is close up….
Within minutes the fire trucks were all there and were firemen and the electric company.
Karl and Neighbor Girl went to get the pizza. Just as they were getting back we decided to set up chairs outside. It was dark in the house as it was still so cloudy and was getting late in the day. Outside seemed much nicer. Just as we started to carry out chairs the power came on. So back in the house to the air conditioning we all went.
What a scenario?? I’m so glad everyone was okay….I got a chance to test out the flashlights and change batteries and assess if I had the right equipment should that happen again.
So what’s on tap for tonight? More rain…more storms. From the sounds of the current predictions, it suppose to stay north of us. Fingers crossed.