I knew we were considered a flyover state and last Sunday EVERYTHING flew over alright! The center of what was left of then Tropical Depression Ike took dead aim on Ohio last Sunday. Did anyone outside of Ohio hear about it on the news? Somehow, I doubt it. Didn’t make any national news that I’m aware of. Venting over.
When I said in my last post that I was sure that something exciting would happen over the weekend this was NOT what I meant!
We spent 6 days without power except for the generator. It was enough to keep our food from spoiling and to keep us clean if not squeaky. I honestly don’t know where to start to relate the adventure.
I guess I’ll start by being grateful. At last we HAVE a generator and could afford to run it. Our 6 days of inconvenience in no way, shape or form compares to the suffering of the people hit by Hurricane Ike. Those people are looking at 6 WEEKS without power and water and that’s IF they have a home to go back to. We are blessed and we were able to see that even in the middle of our trial.
The flower beds never did get dealt with. It never rained. My parents in Michigan got flooding rains for 4 days, but we got nary a drop. As Kristen’s birthday party approaches we still have flower beds covered with chicken litter that need to be tilled. It takes a backseat to the shingles on the roof that still need to be repaired (Joel has most of it done), the garage door opener that has to be fixed (someone forgot that it was locked manually and hit the button – who could THAT have been, I wonder?), the yard that needs mowing, the garden weeds that need tilling in (not to mention the weeds that need to be pulled so that I can find the strawberry plants and attempt to put them into sensible rows).
I will try to give a few updates this week relating some of our experiences during the "State of Emergency" (that’s what the local news has called it). And an egg report. Here’s the first: On Thurs. and Fri., the roosters gave us 4 eggs each day!!
Have a blessed Sabbath. TTFN