Friday, July 6, 2012

Wicked Weather, Wicked Week …

I haven’t blogged for a few days … and it’s been quite a time.  We lost power from a severe thunderstorm on June 29th. around 5:30 in the afternoon.  We were without power until around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3rd.  The heat and humidity was so intense that it just made us all miserable.  By Monday night I was really worrying about the dogs, because they were suffering.  Initial estimates were indicating that we wouldn’t get our power back until July 8th., so we were thrilled when it came back on July 3rd.  Needless to say we had to spend Tuesday cleaning out the refrigerator … nearly everything had to go. 


Hubby stopped at the grocery on the way home from work on Tuesday to buy some milk, Gatorade and the stuff we needed to make for the Fourth of July picnic the next day.  Other than that, only a few sauces remained from before the outage.

The freezer was wiped out too …


We went to a family picnic in Medina on the Fourth of July, and had a less than pleasant time.  There were parts of the day that were nice, and memorable … but other parts were quite upsetting.   We stopped at Friendly’s for supper on the way back home.  That was fantabulous as always!!  We made it home just a short while before another HUGE storm hit.  And of course, we lost power AGAIN.  It was out from about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night until about 1:30 a.m. early Thursday morning.  We couldn’t believe it when the power went out … we did not want to face the prospect of being out for another several days.  (we’ve lived through that experience before … with two extended outages back to back)

By midnight on the Fourth, my slight cold had developed into a major case of the sniffles.  I spent most of the day Thursday trying to get back on track with life.  But not feeling the greatest had me moving rather slow.  And while working on some lineage society applications right before supper, the power went out AGAIN.  Thankfully for only about 45 minutes this time.  I was about ready to scream.

On Thursday morning, hubby left early to take his paycheck to the bank.  A hummingbird decided to fly into the garage while the door was open .. so periodically throughout the day I was also doing various things to try to solve that problem.  And we had to take Toby for an unexpected trip to the vet’s office around noon on Thursday, after we noticed blood droplets on the floor wherever he stood.  Turns out he has abscessed anal glands.  They gave him a pain killer shot to help with the discomfort, and are putting him on antibiotics for a few days to clear up the infection.

I was supposed to have a quilting day with my charity pot holder group today … but we ended up cancelling because the building only has partial electricity from all of the outages in our area.  I guess it was just as well.  I ended up taking a really long nap today – from about 10:00 a.m. ‘til about 1:00 p.m. 


  1. This sounds like a week you would like to forget and hope it never happens again. Hope all is well and take care.

  2. Oh my!

    Hope next week is better!


  3. sounds like you really need a stretch of sewing days...

    1. Yes I do! Today should FINALLY be a bit cooler, so hopefully I can do some quilting.