Monday was when my friend came to visit and we enjoyed the day in the pool. It seems a few days ago. I can't believe it's Friday again. The next day was all about getting ready and picking up anything that could be picked up and taken away by the strong wind gusts we expected and were warned about. With all my plants and other things in the yard that was a job in itself. Like packing for vacation. Yesterday evening, we unpacked. Pulled all the plants and other misc items from shed. Even the garage was full. Garbage cans, front yard plants, flags and of course the generator and gas cans. For as long as the storm hung around our town really did fine. Our biggest problem for a lot of surrounding parishes is flooding. Not flooding into your floor where you need new carpet. I'm talking about flooding into homes all the way up to roof tops and covering some homes. We are so blessed to not have any damage at all.
We were not so lucky with Gustav. It took D days to clean the yard and of course as soon as our road was cleared from both ends to get out we had to have a tree top removed from our house and then a new roof. While we were listening to the radio during the power outage they were comparing to Gustav a as far as down trees and power lines. This storm brought that but in very low numbers in comparison. We were also very fortunate in our amount of time that we endured no electricity. It started flickering on Wednesday after lunch. I believe it finally went off for good around 1. Not so bad durning day but it's always creepy when it gets dark. Especially with no street lights outside.
We lost cable, Dish and internet so it came down to reports on the radio and when we settled to one room with hurricane lamp D managed to fix things to watch movie through his computer on tv screen in bed room. We had the generator keeping both freezer and inside fridge running. No need for computer since no internet :-( We also have a portable ac we bought after Gustav but it was comfortable without it and had fan blowing on us and stayed comfortable with just that.
Thursday morning came and we checked in on family friends. Who had electric and who didn't. D was preparing to go and search for gas. We were down to 2 cans left with no way of knowing how long it would be. He started calling around to nearby stations. They were either out of gas or had gas but no electricity to pump. A friend of ours never lost electric and offered there gas if we would have to drive very far to get some. As we were planning what to do it came on. Woo hoo. We consider ourself very lucky after dealing with 2 weeks for the last hurricane. The total time was less than 18 hours. We have family and friends who are still out. But everyone is fine and dealing with it. Our electric crews are working as fast as they can to get things back in order.
All day yesterday we had light rain here and there but nothing like Wednesday. It rained from Tuesday night until Wednesday night when we went to bed. There were still wind gusts yesterday. Sometime when things were quite you could hear the whistling outside or the push of the wind against the door. Storms are so unpredictable. You just never know when your in the clear for sure or not until the professionals say so.
I am grateful to be feeling so much better as of yesterday afternoon. Back to my "normal" pain level. The last two days were pretty intense. Not that I had anything to do. Sometime it's better when your busy when I'm hurting that much. Being bored keeps you focused on the pain.
I went out to run a couple of errands this morning and had planned to get in pool after. After I had lunch and started hearing thunder. Wow, lot's of thunder and then a huge down pour. So much that it filled the pool to the top again. We'll see, maybe it will clear up.
No luck with the video again. Every time I try it says "sorry blogger had a error in uploading your video" I'll have to do some research.
|Pool full to the top|
|Jax; Dallas needs one of these.|
The things you take for granted someone else is praying for.