Tuesday, February 19, 2013

19.5 hours without electricity

We lost Electricity last night in a freezing rain and wet snow storm. No heat no water no electricity and no phone for 19 1/5 hours. It was horrible.

I went out to open the garage door for firewood and it was froze shut. The lock opening was all ice. Came back in and went back out with de-icer in hand and a flashlight and half way down the ramp I slipped and fell backwards and split my head open. After struggling to get this old body up and steady enough to walk back up the ramp I did stop to spray the lock. I came back in and said to my husband I think I am bleeding. Sure enough I split the back of my head open, but it is small, but you know how a head wound bleeds.

No water because we live with a well. I am waiting now for the water pipes to unthaw and get filled back up to get a shower. Mind you the windchill today was -15*F. Gusts to 35  miles per hour. Cold day.

We did keep the temp in the living room to about 62 degrees and it was a struggle to do that.

We went out and shoveled snow into pans to flush the toilets after it was melted and a pan full in the fridge to keep it cold. Any port in a storm.

I have a sore head and everything else will hurt tomorrow. I blacked out for a minute and woke up to hurting and feeling cold so I am sure the bed will happen early tonight. 4am this morning was a long time ago. Chris  


Exuberant Color said...

What an awful day you had! Take care of yourself, head injuries need rest.

grannyanne said...

Oh ouch! Please take of yourself.

Hettie Pringle said...

So glad we don't get snow. This sounds sore!!

sewyouquilt2 said...

oh no! hope you ar ok. talk about a bad day! feel better soon.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Oh, sweetie!! Did you need stitches? I am worried about a concussion. Yes, I am a mother hen and I worry about these things.

Katie M. said...

Oh, no... so glad it wasn't worst - it was bad enough! Another reason why I will stay a desert rat!EM