Sunday, May 19, 2013

I'M OUT


Hey guys!  I'm writing from the church this evening, because our power has been out for almost 24 hours now.  So, although we're able to keep the computer and our phones charged up at various places, I can't blog without wi-fi!  

Severe winds blew through with storms Saturday evening, and knocked down some major power poles across the busiest intersection in OKC.  And, although our backyard backs up to a creek and greenbelt area, we're just a stone's throw away and our power lines must tie into those.  


I'm prepared for it to take a few days for them to get the mess cleaned up and power restored.  Target (gasp!) and most of the businesses in the area are out as well.  The strange thing is that the front half of our neighborhood has power but the back does not.  It's brutal to drive home and see everyone else's lights on and arrive at darkness at our house.  I totally feel for all of the people who have been without power for long periods of time.

But, it's not too hot yet, we have a gas stove and grill, and hot water, so we're fine.  We're experiencing life for a few days pioneer style, but thankfully have functioning bathrooms!  It's going to be interesting seeing what I come up with to eat out of the pantry and a few things in a ice chest.

We also ran (in our car) from a tornado this afternoon which did end up touching down across town and doing some damage.  I can't watch the news, but just from what I've seen online I don't think there are any injuries, thank the Lord.  So thankful for His protection.  Life with Oklahoma weather is never dull!

So, all that to say, not sure when I'll be back with a post this week!  Hope your weekend was bright and sunny.  We did some shopping and made some definite plans for the front yard, just hoping I get to do some work on it this week.  And we thoroughly enjoyed our night out with dinner and Jerry Seinfeld


a last soccer game, two baseball games, a birthday party, and a piano recital.  This weekend has been....eventful.  

I think I'm ready for bed.  :) 

14 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you and your family is safe and sound! Saying a prayer that the power returns soon and that you stay in good spirits until that time comes --no Target, that could take its toll on a girl!
    XO, Aimee

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  2. Glad you are ok and stay safe! Thinking of you guys!

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  3. So glad you are ok. I've been getting Facebook updates from my friends today. You are right - it's never boring there.

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  4. Hi, Jennifer! So thankful you're safe. The storms passed by us here in Yukon. You're right, life with OK weather is never dull!

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  5. Thank goodness you're all safe! We'll be anxiously awaiting those creative dinner ideas! :)

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  6. So glad y'all are safe and sound. Have a good few days on your pioneer adventure.

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  7. Sorry for my flippant comment, I had no idea how devastating the damage was when I left it last night ~ praying for everyone, I saw a repeat in the forecast for today.

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  8. Thank you friends! We are fine and our power was restored last night. So sorry for the family of the person who was killed not too far away, but thankful for protection from what could have been so much worse! Preparing for another stormy day today!

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  9. Oh my goodness, my friend! I am so glad you and your family are safe, and hoping today's storms cause no damage or injuries around your area. Come on over here, you're welcome to stay with us! :)

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  10. Glad you are all ok - and I feel you pain with not having electric while some of your neighbors do! We had that happen to us when hurricane Ike came all the way inland to Ohio! It was horrid. Spotty outages all over town and all our power trucks and guys had headed south to help down there! we were able to borrow a generator from my parents for some things. Some places in town people were running extension cords across the roads from neighbors homes who had electric! It's amazing how everyone pulls together to help when there is a crisis!

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  11. Good to know you're safe and have your electricity back. Terrible news about the loss of a life. Very sad. Take care.

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  12. Thinking of you and sending prayers your way as well as to those in Moore. Take good care.

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  13. I am not sure where you are in OK. But I am praying you and your family are safe and sound.

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  14. Hoping you are ok. I woke up this morning (we live overseas +8 from OKC) and my tummy just flipped. My parents, 1 sister and my brother all live in OKC/Edmond, 1 sister in Tulsa and my other sister is in Houston. I went to bed last night and everything seemed alright. It is now 8:20am where I live, so about midnight in OKC. I just got news that my family is fine. But I thought of you and your family and hope that you to are all safe and sound. Sending prayers to those that did not fare so well, especially those in Moore and the families, teachers and staff at Plaza Towers Elementary.

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