Saturday, July 29, 2006

Stormy weather, part 2

The day after my last post, we got another storm. I was at the doctor's office when all the lights went out. A bunch of us gathered in the waiting room, watching the storm's ferociousness. It was amazing; wind driving sheets of rain, and you couldn't see more than a few feet beyond the windows.

Of course, everyone whose power had been restored after Wednesday's storm was powerless again, including us. AmerenUE was back to half a million customers w/o power. Fortunately, this storm cooled things off for a couple of days. We borrowed a generator, so we could at least keep the refrigerator going. Sunday evening, our power came back on. Unfortunately, our Internet service did not. It stayed down until yesterday afternoon.

We were really quite fortunate. No damage to our house, cars or trees. The tree damage in our area is really amazing; branches torn off, trees split in half horizontally and vertically. Anyone interested in some free firewood just needs to take a short drive through the neighborhood; everything from kindling to 12-inch-and-more diameter logs piled at the curb waiting for crews to carry it away.

AmerenUE finally announced yesterday that everyone had power again. Some poor folks were w/o power for 9 days, during some brutally hot weather. Like I said, we were lucky.

BTW, I knitted up two mitered squares to help me decide what to knit Pricess Daisy's blankie with. The one on the left is hemp/wool yarn, which she has expressed a liking for in the past. The one on the right is some leftover Kroy sock yarn.

Does she look like she's the least bit interested in this question? I didn't think so either.


At 12:34 PM, Blogger Ann said...

Such suffering for all those without these last few days. Good for you getting a generator. We're considering it, but we'll wait until the furor dies down.

At 11:19 AM, Blogger Bliss said...

Princess Daisy looks just like the kitty I had for 17 years! I'm sure she'll appreciate her blankie (even if she doesn't show it).


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