Hurricane Report (and not just inside the house)

I’m blogging from my phone today because Hurricane Irene hit us and our power has been out for 29 hours and counting.

Thankfully, we are fine and there was no damage at our house. However, there are a lot of trees down in the area along with a lot of power lines.

So here we are. At this point I’m thinking it’s just like we are camping in the woods in a big fancy cabin. Just not fancy enough to have power or running water.

It is definitely helping me to appreciate electricity and clean running water, which I take for granted most days.

Our menu plan is pretty much up in the air at this point. Dinner tonight was grilled hot dogs, carrots, Sun Chips, and watermelon.

Other no-power foods we may be eating include canned chicken or tuna (perhaps made into salad), turkey sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, raw veggies/fruit, and anything in the freezer that can be grilled.

There will need to be a big refrigerator/freezer clean out when this is all done, of course. It’s actually good for me to be forced into such things.:-)

And you should have seen how hard I worked to catch up with dishes and laundry as we prepared for the storm.

I hope the rest of you on the east coast survived the storm well!


9 Comments on “Hurricane Report (and not just inside the house)”

  1. Tony says:

    I’m also without power due to Irene. Here is a quick and easy “no power” recipe I tried last night. Spread broccoli (I used frozen, but fresh would also work) down the center of a piece of aluminum foil. Drop on a few pats of butter and chopped garlic. Sprinkle with dried oregano. Wrap up the foil tightly and throw it on the grill for about 15 minutes. It came out perfectly steamed and delicious.

  2. Farm Girl says:

    Makes me think of the simple life on the farm. No electricity in the early days and of course no bathroom indoors. The outhouse didn’t have any power to lose. It always worked just fine and still does. Now it is upgraded, with curtains on the window, painted inside and it has toilet paper too! Guests use it, just to be able to say they did.

    It sure makes me grateful for the electricity and indoor plumbing we have now. Pumping water and hauling it in big water buckets to the house to do laundry and dishes, then heating it on the wood stove was an every day, all family members helping, chore.

  3. Pauline says:

    Thanks for the update – so glad you are all OK after the storm!!

  4. Ours just came on tonight!!! I hope yours is soon to follow. 🙂

  5. Messy Wife says:

    I am sorry for the outage but glad that you and your family are okay. Hope this outage is ending soon for you. Stay well.

  6. […] might remember that we were hit by Hurricane Irene recently. We got through the hurricane and 5 days without power/running water without any damage […]

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