Sunday, May 19, 2013
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. :)