posted on Sep, 30 2012 @ 10:31 PM
Well we are back and all went well... as I knew it would. But we have all come out better in knowing what we must use sparingly and what we are
lacking. The kids did great but my middle child, he is only 6, did not like sleeping in the dark but was fine after a little encouragement and the
addition of his dog and sister in his room was no problem. He was also mad the i pad was dead thus useless to him.
My youngest son is 3 and he did give in to curiosity or to just add some good old fuel on the fire and informed me at a point he swallowed a small
chain necklace! Great a possible emergency during all this! Well like I mentioned I turned off everything except the fridge and freezer and my cell
was still charged. So ask-a-nurse just suggested keep an eye on him and the other end for the next few days. Nothing yet but he is his usual crazy
little self so no worries but kids!!!
I must say being without power is nothing new to us either but we have not had to endure what a lot of you have during hurricanes, ice storms, just
mother nature at her worst but I feel better doing this now and then to know where we stand on our supplies and my kids think it is fun camping out at
I must say I made the best breakfast ever on the BBQ! Made toast and the best scrambled eggs ever. Did I mention we have our own chickens... yep and
Things could and can change. It was nice out but no open fires because of the stage 2 fire alert in MT. We have not had rain for 50 days but we have
seen worse a few years ago.
It was nice to have the fridge and freezer still working or of course would have to eat as much as possible ASAP or preserve it another way quickly!
So it went well but will do it again in a few months. Winter is a different beast but likely we have plenty of wood and a wood burning stove. It would
not be the first time relying on that stove to keep us warm for a day or two but you know... I do love my AC and cannot deny it!
Anyways I have a new list of gotta do; learn and get! It never ends and never will!