Thursday, June 5, 2008

home sweet home

What a week! Friday night, there were severe storms around 10:30 p.m. that knocked out our power and drove a crazy snapping turtle into the window well of our basement (more on that later). Saturday morning I realized that we also had no water, because despite living three stoplights away from a fancy mall, our subdivision isn't connected to city water/sewer. By Saturday afternoon, we realized that it might be a while until our power came on, so we packed up some stuff and headed to my parents' house.

I'm not sure they realized they'd have three houseguests -- including one who likes to get up at all hours of the night -- until Wednesday. Cable/phone/internet (a.k.a. Comcrap's "triple play" package) didn't make it back on until this morning.

It was so nice to be able to have somewhere to go, especially a place with fabulous home-cooked meals and clean fluffy towels. Some of our neighbors rented generators or showered at their neighbor's house. We lost all of the food in our fridge and freezer and got a little water in our basement, but it could have been much worse. It'll be a long time before I take things like basic phone service and electricity for granted again.

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