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Crazy Weather


Monday, January 19, 2009

Ok first it was the snowstorm and getting snowed in for days. Now it's the windstorm! It's annoying to be blown away as you're trying to walk down to the car! lol

What's worse is that we keep losing power. I am fine with it until I think things like "oh whoops, guess I can't eat oatmeal then" "dang it, no protein smoothie" I mean, I can't eat anything that needs cooking when there's no power!! I ate the last of my cereal this morning, so hopefully I can actually eat my oatmeal tomorrow!

I don't know if I ever think about how much I need electricity until I lose it! I thought I'd be fine until I start thinking about everything I CAN'T do! No heater, so I'm shivering underneath a blanket. I can't even lay on my bed and read because there is no way to get enough light over there! I couldn't even get online until now to check my e-mail and track my stuff on Sparkpeople. We only have cordless phones, so I would only have a phone until my cell phone dies. No power = not being able to charge it!

I'm done with the wind now!! In fact, I never really wanted it in the first place. Oh and what's even MORE fun is the city is flushing our pipes. So we can't use any appliances that use water, can't drink the water, can't do anything that involves water until they are done! UGH!

Are there any crazy weather things happening in your neck of the woods? Do you need electricity? Or are you sitting there laughing at me? =)

(Edit : I forgot to mention that the wind has been blowing the roof tiles all over the place! Our apartment doesn't seem to be too bad, but further down the row there are big holes where the roof used to be! We're on the top floor, so hopefully the wind will end soon and we won't have to worry!)
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READY4LIVE 1/20/2009 2:41PM

    Hey Mz. Amber,

I feel you! Isn't it frustrating... craziest weather ever that I can remember...Grrr... I don't care if I don't see snow for years. And where did this crazy wind come from... the power going out at 5am woke me up, because it flashed on and off 4 times before it was out for 5-6 hours (right off Powell). Sounds like yours was much longer... I'm sworry :(

I did go try to buy a bra at Lane Bryant over in that little mini-mall... and had to try my bra on in the dark...lol. They had only the emergency lights on at 7pm last night... I'm sure everyone thought they were closed. I can't wait till the "Normal" NW weather comes back!

((HUGS))

~Heather

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JIBBIE49 1/20/2009 2:31AM

    We had Hurricane Ivan in Pensacola, so I know about wind and roof problems. Not fun.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/20/2009 12:15AM

    I heard 40,000 residnts were without power in our area. Luckily it did not ahpen to us. That is because we live near a hospital. The power won't go out at the hospital. I hadn't realized it was so bad but tonight after pickin my daughter up at amtrak station in portland still no power in many areas. We ahve friends in foster hill area of portland who were out of power from friday to thsi morning. It kind of sucks, I know. I hope you didn't lose much food.

Debbie

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SAMANTHAKALLAS 1/19/2009 3:27PM

    We, in Alaska, had an 80 to 100 degree swing in our weather. All our snow is melted. I think you are getting the winds we had for four days last week. The temps are so warm that they made driving impossible because of the ice the melting snow formed on the roads. We went from -30 to 51 degrees at our house. In Fairbanks they went from -60 to 43. And this all happened in a matter of two days. I have no idea what mother nature is doing, but I'm with you .. I AM DONE WITH THE WINDS!

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DNJEN471 1/19/2009 1:52PM

    Glad to hear you got your electricity back now. That would be very frustrating!

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