The Man-of-My-Dreams and the boys have gotten a lot done! The yard is actually starting to look a little bit "normal" except for the fact that we can see through the woods now because of all the downed trees.
I spent the day driving my convertible (riding lawn mower). I was worried about the kids and snakes with the grass and leaf debris so high.
Had a great dinner of home-made chicken & noodles. Thank goodness I love cooking over a fire!
More and more neighbors are making their way back to their homes...
I see their blank stares and know exactly what they are feeling... Shock, amazement, then the sheer feeling overwhelmed with the task at hand made even more difficult by the lack of power, fuel, Ice and in most cases.. food.
Over the years I have had several people ask why I stock so much food. Why I can, why I dehydrate, why I cook in bulk. Thank Goodness I do!
We may be in a tight spot, it may be hard right now, but we will not be hungry!
We were able to get the generator hooked up to the water well yesterday.
I have running water!!
My water heater is gas so we also have HOT water! Whoo hoo!! that makes all the difference in the world!
Today also dealt us a a pretty devastating blow...
The fuel pump decided to die on the Suburban.
It is the only vehicle that will whole our whole family.
A new fuel pump is gonna be between $300 & $400. OUCH!!
When it rains, it pours.
The one thing that we could have been more prepared for was the amount of cash in hand thats needed in a situation like this.
Evacuating costs a lot of $!
The few stores that did re-open are operating without power..
It's cash only!
and even though we use the generator as little as possible, the gas costs a pretty penny. IF you can find any.
Oh well... maybe they will have ice somewhere today.
That will make me happy!
Have a great Day y'all! Stay safe!
Edited to add... A train just rumbled past our farm. They got the tracks cleared! Maybe this means supplies are making their way to us too! an Ice train sounds great!!
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