Winter’s chill has arrived
Bringing with it light snow
Temps only ice cubes know
And cloudy skies
©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben
Oh boy… what an amazing journey my family has just been through. We lost our electric power on Wednesday, March 8th, around 10:30am. It was an hellacious windy day, hurricane force winds and according to our power company, that was the cause. Of course we were not the only household, neighborhood or City in the State of Michigan to experience this loss.
The first day, the house was relatively warm enough that we were just somewhat uncomfortable. My sister ran out for burgers and fries (a real treat, as neither of us really eats like that – but it was her birthday). By Thursday morning, we noticed that the water heater was working like a champ. Being as it is powered with natural gas, we were so grateful. At least we could wash up, without adding insult to injury, eh?
By Thursday night, all reserve power in any of our electronic devices had long since expired, as well as the back up battery on the landline phone. The temperature in the house had plummeted to 50 degrees and the cats, as well as the humans were not amused.
My siblings work outside the home but i do not. Also, I have mobility issues that preclude be leaving to just go hang out somewhere. If end up being somewhere, they must be equipped to handle my needs. They got to leave, get into nice warm vehicles and go to nice warm work places. This meant that me and the kitties got to hold down the fort. We did a terrific job! If you ever need a fort held down, call on us!
By this morning, we had all had our fill of freezing while sleeping, take away meals and not even being able to have a cup of hot tea with which to warm ourselves. As my brother left for work, we braced ourselves for a predicted night time low of 10 degrees (F).
Thank you to ALL the powers that BE, we do not have to go through that without lights, heat and HOT TEA! The power came back on early this evening and as I type this, I have hot cup of tea that I have been sipping.
So, if you have missed me as much as I have missed all of you….
May you all be safe and sound,
Love, Annette Rochelle