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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I feel like I just lost a week.

No power from 11 PM Friday until Tuesday at 3 PM.

A real eye opener.

How’d I do?

My son ventured out to get hot coffee and brought back breakfast sandwiches. Dunkin Donuts was out of bagels, donuts, munchkins, etc. (Good) He brought back croissants with flat bright yellow egg, unmelted american cheese and rubbery bacon. I have honestly never had Dunkin Donuts food (I consider it fastfood and try to avoid) It was wonderful, warm and delicious. (I did take the bacon out). About 15 minutes later I felt very nauseous. I don’t know if it was the sandwich, but I won’t be having another. Come to think of it, at the time, anything warm would have tasted wonderful. (even my dogs’ alpo? maybe not...)

No power means cleaning out the fridge. I needed to clean out my freezer anyway. LOL I found two questionable things. One I think was vegetarian chili (I freeze individual servings) and the other I will never know…

We went out to a restaurant and found they were only serving pizza and salad. I just couldn’t order a cold salad. I only had 2 pieces. I guess considering, I didn’t do too bad eating for those 5 days.

Drinking 8 glasses of water was hard. But I did it. I can’t tell you how many times I went into the bathroom and flicked on the light switch. And boy, does that toilet seat get cold...

Power or no power my dog still needed to go for a walk. I also used hand weights so I got some exercise in...

When you are cold, you don’t do much. I love writing, so with my gloves on, I wrote. I now have about 40 handwritten pages that need to be typed into my laptop. Maybe later. Vacuuming needs to be done first.

After a cold couple of nights, we went to a hotel. With a 21 month old. Never again.

So, this morning, after a warm nights’ sleep, drinking my own coffee, I took a nice warm shower. All I kept thinking was life is good.

I hope everyone else is lucky enough to have power.

So my dear sparkfriends, make the most of today, you don’t know how quickly your circumstances can change. I’m off to vacuum. Unfortunately dust isn’t effected by lack of power.
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  • JAVA286
    Power outages are the worst! I do not think I can survive without my coffee haha! I went to Dunkin Donuts the other day while I was traveling (not my choice!) and I was STARVING so I got the same thing...and had the same experience. Its was soooooooo yummy. And then I was nauseous for a few hours.
    1848 days ago
    1860 days ago
    What a miserable few days that must have been -- much like the people on the cruise ship with no bathroom facilities.

    Glad you made it through the ordeal, and I know just how you felt when you were able to have that fresh coffee right in your own home, and especially that nice warm shower.

    Hugs, Eve
    1860 days ago
    Sounds like it was tough.. Good job on your eating and exercise. Making the most of every minute everyday!
    1861 days ago
    When the lights went out, we went to the hospital down the street because they were serving hot food and hot coffee..Was surprised more people didn't show up.

    Don't think I could have handled it with a small child...GOD bless you girlfriend! You are amazing! Life tries to knock you down but you keep rising to the occasion! I applaud you!

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    1862 days ago
    Friendship Rose

    I stand tall by your side
    I help you reach your goals

    I offer hope and strength
    I see your beauty

    I pick up your spirits
    I make you remember

    I will never leave you
    I am here in your heart

    1862 days ago
    Elle, I am so glad your power is finally back on! I think you did far better than I would have under the circumstances! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1862 days ago
    Ugh. That sounds like misery. Glad you got your power back!
    1863 days ago
    Happy to hear you are back home. Sounds like you did a pretty good job overall and made the best of a difficult situation. Good for you! emoticon
    1863 days ago
    Glad you have power back! What an ordeal...
    1863 days ago
    Oh my goodness....that's a long time to go without power. We have that problem here in Mexico with old systems but we do have a generator we can use.
    Happy you have power back. Enjoy your day!
    1863 days ago
  • BLESSED714
    I am so sorry you had no power, especially with a toddler. But you are a strong woman. You did it. And you did it well, even with the writing. Wow, you are an inspiration.

    Also, I notice that all this fast food is horrible. You feel so nauseous after eating it. I don't eat any of that anymore. I get sick to my stomach LOL.

    I am very proud of you. God Bless. Luv Val
    1863 days ago
    You're a trooper! So glad you could write during your adventure!
    Welcome home!
    1863 days ago
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