Oh ya, this is the winter-wonderland life! :) Friday, during the day, we heated with the stove top (on for a while and then off for a while) and candles. Thank God for gas stoves, I could at least make hot meals! (Obviously, for safety reasons the candles and stove were OFF during the night!) The temperature inside on Saturday morning was 42* yikes, it felt like we were waking up on a camping trip! We could see our breath... now that is chilly! (It was 15* when I looked at the thermometer outside, so we were pleased with 42!) Austin worked diligently on a generator that a friend had loaned us. He had it going for a while so we could keep the fridge from thawing out too much and everyone charged up the cell phones! Thankfully, Darlene & Marc (my brother) regained their electricity Saturday and loaned us their kerosene heater for last night! It was in the low teens again last night, but inside it was a balmy 62* AHHHHH, the simple things in life are soooo amazing!
We went to church Sunday morning (an awesome & appropriate message series by the way) 'In Pieces or In Peace'.... this week's message was about worry & anxiety! You can listen if you'd like http://www.gccnh.com/ at the bottom of the page, part 3!!
We were on our way home discussing the next plan of action (empty the fridge into boxes for the back porch, drain the water lines etc.)when my cellphone began to ring, it was TJ with "GOOD NEWS.... the power is ON!" THANK GOD!! We had been told not to expect it to come back much before Thursday ... so having it back 4 days earlier is a true blessing!! :)The crews had arrived to repair the lines that had snapped.... all that is left are a few orange caution cones and some random branches of trees & sawdust beside the road! (This tree is in our front yard, draped over the lines coming in from the road to our electrical box!)