January 21st 2010 9:27 pm
[ Leave A Comment | 3 people already have ]
Well, it's been an interestin coupla days here in the Santa Cruz Mountains. On Tuesday the school called and told my boy not to bother coming in, no school. The wind and rain made things too bad. He already had Monday off for MLK day. Mom loaded the both of us in the car and made us go into the office with her. She just had a couple of things to check on then we headed back home. The main road to get home was in pretty bad shape. There was traffic control in one area then it was totally closed a little further down. We got thru using other side street detours.
On Tuesday night the school called again and told us there would be no school on Wednesday either. Wednesday morning dad left at his usual 6 am but then came right back all soakin wet. He said there was a tree down on the little street leading out of our neighborhood. As he was turnin around to come home another neighbor came along and said he needed to get through. So dad tried to help him move the tree but it was too heavy. They ended up tying it to the neighbor's truck and dragging it out of the way. That's how dad ended up all soakin wet.
Well, when mom heard this she decided she is not going anywhere. But dad felt he had to try again so he left the house at around 7. Then at 9 am the power went out. Now we are mountain folk and used to power outages and we all have generators. So mom went out and started up the generator. But we don't like to use the computer on generator power so we did not get to visit Dogster.
Mom noticed the gas looked pretty low in the generator. When she talked to dad he said he had more gas in a can in the garage. But when she found the can it was empty. So no more stayin home for her. She drove around the fallen tree and into town to get some gas. This kept us going for a while.
Later we found out one of our neighbor lady's generator was not workin. When dad came back home in the afternoon he tried to start it for her. It did not start. Dad said it needed some work done to it by a professional. So we invited the lady and her two girls over to play board games. I was very happy and wiggly when they came over. It ended up being lotsa fun!
Finally the power came back on at around 9 pm. We were out of power for around 12 hours. Good thing we have that generator!
Leave A Comment | 3 people already have
yup, you west coast doggies are getting slammed! i heard it from my sailing pals, the ocean is a mess!
hang tight, i'm glad you have a generator!
you can come visit me, we just had a 3 day blizzard! :D
ps: honda makes the best generator..we've got a little 1000 on our sailboat for charging our batteries when there is no wind for the wind generator.
Hi Nina, Thanks for the comments. I am glad Honda makes the best generators because that's what we have!
Hope you all are ok after your blizzard. Stay warm.
Wags & wiggles,