Hurricane Report (and not just inside the house)Posted: August 28, 2011 | |
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!