Wednesday, December 17, 2008

First Winter storm

So This is Wed. We Finally have power, We lost power sometime last Thursday, for a few hours, they actually did get it back on, but we lost it again in the middle of the night, We woke up Friday freezing.
We are one of the fortunate people, we had a generator (from many years ago) so we at least had the bare essentials, heat, water, and some lights. We had a lot of mess to clean up. The gas stations, we're of course, raising up the prices "again" But they have us conditioned now to accept anything less than $4.00 a gallon. We went to buy a couple extra gas cans, and couldn't find them anywhere. By chance, we found a couple of "Blue" ones. Well again we we're just using them in this emergency crises. But for a 5 gallon container, 18.00. I mean seriously, why do people have to make a profit on the unfortunate. But I digress.
What have I learned over the last 6 days?, Well I learned that there are many people less fortunate than I, I felt bad for anyone that didn't have at least a small generator. It was very cold some nights, and pipes, I'm sure, we're freezing and breaking. The temperature finally got above freezing, thank god, or many more people would have went to the hospitals.
So My life lesson, Never take for granted, what you do have, it could, by some means, be taken away from you in an instant.
In any crises, be thankful for everyone that is working to make things correct. Know that they are doing the best they can do. Get to really know your neighbors, so in case they need you or you need them, they can, maybe, at least be there to help, and vise/versa.
On the up side of things,
We finally have full power back and cable and internet, and what happens, We now have the first "real snow" of the season. But that's cool, for the first time this year, David, Deanna & I will take or first walk in the new fallen snow tonight, "our tradition. (moon light on new fallen snow is beautiful & priceless)
So to everyone we will say bye for now,
Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays to all.


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