Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cards By Candlelight

So what do you do when you're without power for 35 1/2 hours??? You play cards by candlelight, of course. Sunday evening at exactly 5:00 p.m., we just started to get some thunderstorms when our power went out. Needless to say, we had no clue that it was going to be out for a day & a half! And a very LONG day & a half, I might add! Let's just say that when you're without something for that long, you realize just how much you appreciate it! About 5 minutes after the power went out, the tornado sirens went off, so off to the basement we went!
We ended up losing a bunch of food in the process, which stinks because we just went grocery shopping on Friday & now I have to go grocery shopping again today to replace it all! We've been eating out, which definitely isn't good for my weight loss progress, but what else can you do when you have no power? Sunday night, we went to Kalloways in Oxford for dinner & on the way home, we saw a bunch of trees down, but they still had power. We hardly got any of the storm here & we lost power. Figure that one out! We also didn't get to go to the gym on Monday as they didn't have any power, either. I have a feeling that this is going to be another bad weigh-in week :( I was actually going through work-out withdrawals!
After dinner, we came back home to see if the power was back on yet. Nope....not a chance! So we drove back to Oxford & went to see the movie "You Don't Mess With The Zohan". Very funny movie in a really weird kinda way.

Monday morning, still without power, my dd & I went out to Big Boy for breakfast. The shopping center behind Big Boy didn't have power, but Big Boy did......another one of those things that makes you go hummmm. After breakfast, we went to Target to pick up some more batteries & a regular phone since all we had were cordless ones. I lost count of how many times Jim picked up one of the cordless phones & tried to make a call ;) But then again, I wasn't too bright, either.....trying to turn on the bathroom light everytime I went to the bathroom, lol. I think being without power for so long does something to your brain :) We considered going to a hotel, but the cheapest one we could find was $149 plus an additional $25 for the dogs.....i-don't-think-so!

Last night, we decided to walk around Great Lakes Crossing mall because at least it was cooler in the mall than it was in our house. We went into Sports Authority & Jim told me that since I was going through work-out withdrawals, that I should jump on their ellipticals, lol. Not sure if I would have gotten away with that for very long.....I'm sure they would have kicked me off. Being at the mall got old quickly, so we came back home & reheated our leftover dinner from Sunday night on the gas grill. Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do, right?

Around 9:00 p.m., I got a phone call from my Dad. He said he was watching the Tigers game & they had to stop the game due to more storms moving in. Yep, here we go again! Right after I got off the phone with him, our power came back on! We didn't even realize it until we saw the lights on the computer come on. So we went around the house, closing all the windows to turn the A/C on. That lasted all of about 10 minutes & then the power went out again :( It flickered a couple of times after that, but then we never got it back again until 4:30 this morning! So what's one of the first things you do when you get power back? You turn on your computer, of course & check your email, the message boards & you update your blog :)

And now today, I get to have some fun cleaning the house! YIPPEE!!! I have a load of towels in the dryer that we just started drying before our power went out & I'm half afraid of what they're going to smell like! Plus I need to vacuum.....badly! Can you say dog hair everywhere!?! I think after I'm done cleaning, I'm going to jump into my jacuzzi bathtub, turn on the jets & just relax :)

Should I be surprised that it's raining again right now? Nah!

Stay dry!
Benita

14 comments:

Linda said...

That really stinks about losing power. I hope you get to relax later on today.

Kip said...

sounds like you made the most of it! I would have died down here without it that long, lol!

jill said...

what an adventure!

glad you have power back even though that means it's back to doing laundry :)

Rachael said...

That's a long time without electric! Glad it is back!!

The pics look great!

:: gingerkitty :: said...

all is well

Sue said...

Bummer! we didn't lose power at all, and I was stunned!

Kim said...

Wow. That's a long time without power. Aren't you guys having a big heat wave on top of all that? Did you at least get to see Kasey win Sunday's race???? YEAH. I thought of you immediately. Gotta love that Kasey Kahne. Glad you have your power back on.

Benita said...

Hi Kim :)

No, I didn't get to see the end of the race :( But I called my Dad on my cellphone to find out who won. I told him we didn't have power & he said "You don't know who won?" Ahhhh.....no....that's why I was calling you to find out! LOL He's a big KK fan, too :) And yep, we were having a heatwave, but it's not too bad today....only around 78-80. Hope it stays that way for MIS on Sunday as that's where we'll be :)

toners said...

Wow! What a time you've had of it! I'm glad everything is back on for you now and that you enjoyed your relax in the tub :) You did make me LOL about the sports store though! :) ((((hugs))))

Emily said...

Glad you have your power back, one of my co-workers is STILL without power.

Heather said...

Having no power is such a pain. Our street is like that too. One street up has power and ours is out all the time. Glad to hear you all survived okay!

Krissynae said...

God bless you guys. At least the sorm was not too bad. Stay Dry and Hope your power does not go off again.

Darcey said...

Yikes! So glad it is back on! It is very hard to get use to. I always think oh, I will do this and this, oh wait can't do either.

Patter Cross said...

So glad you got your power back on! My parents had a tornado hit about a mile from their house a couple of weeks ago. They were without power for two days. Dad showered outside at midnight in the nude. I couldn't believe MY dad did that but he said he couldn't stand himself anymore! They have a water pump so even their water wasn't running! I feel for ya girl! Enjoy that electricity!