It has been a brutal week here. We finally got our power back on Saturday night after 4 days. As you can see from the picture above this is what we were dealing with, now multiply that by thousands! In this picture my husband and I went to rescue an elderly lady from her house that had no power. The truck would not fit under the tree so Bob walked up to get her while I stayed with the truck.
She was scared and very happy to get a ride to her cousin's house. There were many detours to get there and and it took over an hour, normally it would have been 15 minutes.
He also rescued a young woman whose car got stuck. She was on her way to her first day at work and drove her home. My hero!
Besides the generator this was a happy appliance to have! The gas stove came in handy too because it did not require electric.
My vintage cookbook came in handy as I did not know how to make percolator coffee. How long do you let it perc?
This was not a happy headline to see but...........I have one gripe to get out. There were people whining and complaining about not having power and why was PECO so slow getting it back, where were the trucks, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.....SERIOUSLY? remember that first picture? They had to have tree people first cut away the trees before they could even begin to fix the wires. They had twice as many workers out than they did during Hurricane Sandy and this was the worse ice storm in their history. I was not having a good time, it was uncomfortable but in no way did I want any worker to be killed or hurt so I could watch TV or be on the Internet. They are working 16 hour days in the cold and sometimes even in the dark. Ok I am done, just had to get that out.
|Griffin and Elliot|
Luckily all my yellow scraps had been ironed so I cut the rest of them up.
The day before the storm I got 2 Farmer's Wife blocks completed.
I organized about 13 blocks to take with me on our Getaway that takes place in about a week.
I keep all the fabrics I want to use in a separate basket so they are easier to find.
All packed up and ready to go!