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I feel so...powerless [Sep. 24th, 2008|02:45 pm]
Nope, still no power. However, my mom and my sister got power back yesterday evening, so we spent the night at my mom's house. In air conditioning! It was lovely. And today I have Power Hair, instead of Poodle Hair. I briefly thought about keeping the poodle hair in a show of solidarity with the 600-some-odd-thousand people who are still without electricity, but vanity won out. I am so shallow.

No word yet when we will have power at our house - hopefully by Sunday. Well, really hopefully sooner, but most likely not before Sunday.

The Boy is back in school as of yesterday, but Middle Daughter's school is closed at least until Monday. I don't know how they're ever going to make up the days. On the plus side, the mornings have been nice and leisurely without having to get four people ready and out the door on time.

As for the rest of it, the roof is patched (although with shingles that don't match, since supplies are rather limited) the fence has been broken up and hauled to the curb in punishment for poking me with a nail, and most of the dross has been hauled out of the backyard.

Still lots of raking to do in the back, and some more clearing of the fenceline to make way for the new fencing (and then of course much digging and setting of poles and nailing of boards) and we still need to get the tree trunk chopped up and the big branch off the roof, but by and large the house looks like it did before the storm. Except for the spots where the paint got blown off. No, I'm not making this up - the wind actually blew the paint off my house. Which says more about my house than the wind, I think.


From: blissonbliss
2008-09-25 01:29 am (UTC)
Aren't you going to post at least one picture of Poodle Hair? Come on! I am so glad you all are safe and sound, even if there was so much junk to clear. I could really use some of that kind of work right now. Grrrrr. Hope the power gets back REAL soon.
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[User Picture]From: jchammonds
2008-09-25 01:53 am (UTC)
It sounds like you're doing a ton of work. Surely the schools will call these "emergency days" and apply for exemptions so they won't have to make them all up? When we miss an exceptional amount, our schools do that.
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[User Picture]From: aims814
2008-09-26 01:04 pm (UTC)
Hope y'all have your power back on soon. On the bright side, I bet your mom has enjoyed having y'all there.

Y'all take care!
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