Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Rolling Blackouts

I have a lot of pictures now to post: My weekend with CK, no school yesterday nor today, and now rolling blackouts. This is something I have heard about but never experienced. It gets very cold to spend 30 minutes without power. I am very grateful that I have wood stored up, plenty of blankets, and plenty of games just in case we end up with a longer than expected blackout. My DSL is having issues, too, so I am only occasionally able to connect with the Internet. I don't know if it is related to the blackouts or not.

For those that live far away and wonder....we are safe, happy, and healthy. I cannot see how we will be able to have school tomorrow nor can I see how they can cancel for the third straight day. It is interesting.

Welcome to February in Texas. All the big storms are in February...every year!

I am so grateful that I am at least partially prepared. I am so grateful that I don't worry too much about heat and food and water because I have some stored up within my home. I know I have a long way to go, but I am so grateful for what I have!

Just as I was almost done writing this....another blackout! We are back on. This one was only 15 minutes, but it sure gets cold fast. Guess I will run and take a shower while I have power and hot water. :)


The Texas Bakers said...

I was thinking the same thing about being prepared. My car has been (and still is) in the shop, so I didn't have a chance to go shopping before the bad weather hit. I am so glad that it really is not an issue. We can definitely get by comfortably for a few days. As long as we don't lose power for too long.

I have a good life said...

I haven't been to the store in over a week also. We are doing okay....running out of yogurt, but doing just fine. What a blessing!

Kathy said...

The power being off would not bother me, our home is well insulated, but when the power went off all of our smoke alarms started going off as well. I had no idea how to get them to stop (we tried everything). So we just endured it.

The second time it happened I tried messing with my home alarm sysytem which we dont pay to have someone monitor so I had no Idea how to work it & ended setting it off, could not get it to stop cause we have no code and no manual. Finally flipped a breaker and it worked and then called an alarm company and her helped me through it. Just been one of those days. No school is cancelled again on thurday. yuck i am offically sick of this weather.

I have a good life said...

I am sick of it too. I am ready for normal life and we are all stir crazy. I am glad we don't have smoke alarms or home alarms going off, though!!!! CRAZY!