Monday, February 2, 2009

Snow and ice are pretty but...

NOT when it affects your power. Yes, the storm hit here pretty hard, so much of the stCheck Spellingate was powerless. A number of people have power, but of course, well, I'm not one of them. :sigh: It's a pain, going on now day 6. This reminds of the line that Sawyer said in Lost last season when Kate asked why he was staying on the island. He said he was doing what he knows best, just surviving, something along those lines.

The temperatures have been cold enough where I can pretty much leave most food items outside. Food, however, had been challenging since I normally eat a lot of vegetables, salads which have frozen outside. I am not one to go to restaurants and such unless I have to, so I've had to think a little more creatively.

Anyway, for now, I'm getting by for the most part. However, I kind of miss those little perks which electricity brings. Can we say light, coffee, and my own computer?

On a side note, it's been interesting to people observe. For example, I walked/ran to work (only 2 miles each way) in the freezing rain and snow for three days, and only had one person stop and ask if I was okay or needed a ride. I guess most people wondered what stupid-ass person would be out in that weather? It wasn't exactly my choice but I needed to be at work for some of the time.

Well, I've got to wrap it up. I'm at the library and on a time limit. Hopefully, my power will be back on soon. Last I heard, they said Wednesday. I have a few blog posts I've been thinking of and some pretty pictures of the storm to share. I'll catch up on blog reading when the power is restored. I hope all are well and Standingintherain, thanks for asking about me. I appreciate it. It's nice to know that people wonder where I've vanished to all of a sudden.

9 comments:

Lola Snow said...

Hey Tiptoe, glad that you are ok. Make sure you wrap up warm! It's like Siberia in the UK at the moment - I have several inches of my namesake outside my front door! Looking forward to the pictures!

Lola x

Kara said...

I've been wondering way you haven't posted in a while. I"m sorry you are stuck without power. That's happened to be many a time and I HATE it. I would die if I had lived in the pioneer times.

Lisa said...

I wondered where you were! I'm glad you're okay. After the wind storm that hit Ohio this fall, my aunt got fed up after five days and went to a hotel. You're a trooper!

Becky said...

omg, I'm so sorry you have no power. I totally feel you on that one! Everytime we get a storm I get so nervous that our power will go out (it doens't take much...usually wind). I absolutely hate that! I hope it come on for you soon!!!!

Kyla said...

our power went out on Christmas and it wasn't fun! I hope your power returns soon.

Afterglow05 said...

I was wondering where you were toO! I'm glad that you're ok...even if you don't have power!

Hope it comes back sooN!

gutsinarut said...

Jeez, that's horrible about your power! I'm glad you're okay, though. I can't even imagine what it would be like to lose power days on end because of snow. Here, it's only thunderstorms/tornados that knock out the power. I would freeze like a popsicle!
Well, stay warm and hopefully your power will return to you soon. =)

Cammy said...

I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this! I saw the news about the storms, and noticed you hadn't been posting, and was going to e-mail you if there was no word by Monday. Please take care, I hope things are up and running soon!

Tiptoe said...

I guess everyone sent good "power" vibes since my electricity was restored last night. I appreciate everyone's concerns. Yes, indeed, it is nice to have light once again!