December 30th 2013 5:24 pm
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At midnight last night our power stopped. Yeah, we had a nasty, wet snowfall when we went to bed but never thought there was any potential problems from it.
Mom didn't sleep well cuz she was worried about the alarm going off in the morning, as well as whether the other girls would make it in to work, how much she was going to have to blow away with the snowblower, and, besides, it was just plain too quiet in our house.
Well, her alarm did go off and we awoke to find it was only 42 degrees in our house. Us dogs dutifully went outside, I swear, it was warmer out there, and then after we were safely back inside Mom had to go to work, not having had her morning coffee, no less.
Finally Sarah came along and she brought Mom some coffee. There wasn't much they could do...when you live in the sticks and lose your power you have no heat, no lights, AND no water so they couldn't clean too much so Sarah fed everyone and went home.
Mom went out and blew the snow, then Tonya came along. They had one huge doodle to groom. They sat and waited and waited. Mom ran home and discovered that our house had power and heat!!! But, she had to stay at work and answer the phone. Tonya went home.
At 3:45, the power finally came back. It was still 55 in the kennel!! Mom spent a hurried hour grooming the matted doodle, sent the daycare dogs home, came home and fed us and fell in bed, exhausted.
Gosh, life in the sticks can be so exciting!!! Happy new year!
Well bundle up and head over to our house - It's getting close to PARTY time so it's okay if you come early.
On our way!!!
So glad you have the heat and light back now at least. NOT fun... take CARE
Sometimes we furget how blessed we are to have mild weather and city services. Mommy loves the country, though! Stay warm and safe, Beanie!!
Pawty at Coco Rose's???!
Hmm... maybe y'all need a back-up generator? We were lucky when we had our ice storm that we didn't lose power... some parts of town did-- for days!
Yeah, we sure know what living in the country is like.. BAD.. when the power goes off you got nothing.... Glad it was only one day.