I can’t believe it has been 4 days since I have updated the blog! We are doing good and thankfully Irene wasn’t as dangerous as she could have been. Unfortunately there are still 130,000 Rhode Islanders without power as I write this at almost 9:30 pm on Tuesday, 3 days after Irene passed through.
As you know, we are living in a temporary house until ours is finished (hopefully end of September). We were so lucky that neither the house we are living in nor the one we are building sustained any damages except a few old trees that snapped. We lost power at 9am on Sunday and spent the day lounging around watching the Binkster in his diaper complaining “It’s hot! It’s hot!” Looks like BC Man and I aren’t the only ones spoiled by electricity and air conditioning. Fortunately our iPhones & iPads were charged and we were able to connect to everyone via Facebook and text, thank goodness for technology.
Power came back on at 8pm Sunday and I swear, hearing everything turn back on was sweet music to my ears. You never truly know how much you are accustomed to something until it’s gone. I love you, electricity, please don’t ever leave me again. I would not make a good Amish person. At all.
I still have friends that have no electricity and water. We’ve had some come over and take hot showers and let their kids watch TV for a little while; sometimes the kids just need a little Mickey Mouse Clubhouse to get back to normal. National Grid Electric is telling Rhode Island some people won’t have their power back until September 5th and many school districts have delayed school openings until next Wednesday when they were supposed to start today.
It’s been a pretty crazy few days but having grown up in hurricane country, I know how devastating it could have been. In the mean time, I’m praying for my family and friends up in Vermont who are dealing with terrible floods. I hope you and yours are safe, preferably with electricity and water!