Skip to main content

Pioneer Living (I Miss the Microwave)

Well, the last day has not gone quite as planned. Yesterday afternoon Hubs and I headed down to our house to get some work done, and it started sprinkling. I was feeling especially lazy and tried to convince him it was a sign we needed to stay home, watch repeats of our favorite series and nap.
That didn't work.
We got there, got started, and then the rain really hit. I have never seen torrential downpour quite like this, and the hail was intense too. We were really just standing around watching in awe (and checking the roof to make sure it doesn't leak!)

When we tried to leave, we realized tons of trees had fallen down in our driveway, but we managed to avoid most of them and get back to where we're staying. Only to realize there was no electricity. That was yesterday at 5 in the afternoon, and this morning at 9 still no dice. That's where the next few photos come in:



Our neighbors are just about the friendliest, kindest people around. They got the generator up and running and sorted us out with some little lamps and candles. We can use some lights thankfully, but no big things or it will go out again. Obviously I take this to mean I can still charge the laptop. We can't live like animals, people! Dinner was a mixture of greek yogurt, spoonfuls of PB, cookies, and candy. I'll be honest--I was pretty ok with this. 

We took our neighbor's ATVs out on a tour of his property to survey the damage--looks ok, minus a few trees that will need to be cleared. Looks like a day of chainsawing ahead of us!

Any guesses why nine months after power outages a bunch of babies are born?
Hubs and I were laughing about this last night when he remembered an article about it. We're so dependent on technology, it get boring without our computers, lights, and TV's after a while!

Sunday plans?
Um...I guess chainsawing? Hopefully we can get everything cleared, and maybe squeeze something fun in there if we get done by the afternoon!

Comments

  1. We had the power go out the other day for 4 hours because of a storm and I was scared because it was a night and I realized we are NOT prepared at all. No candles, no flashlights, we were in pitch darkness!

    We went into our car and drove to another area where there was lights to wait it out.

    Really makes you appreciate modern day technology!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ugh that sounds terrible! I hate when the power goes out...such an inconvenience. Glad you had a generator and candles available!
    Sunday plans: workout, clean the house, and then who knows! Hope you get power back soon!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm so technology-dependent! It is so hard (boring!) when the power/internet goes out. The last time we had a storm that knocked out the power, my husband and I actually talked! For a long time! Then we turned the TV back on when we could :)

    Sorry you're having to spend your Sunday chainsawing trees! Glad there wasn't any other damage.

    ReplyDelete
  4. It's been a long, long time since I've experienced a power outage! I don't know what I would do without power for that many hours!

    My Sunday plans? Working. Till 7 pm. Then a bike ride with my husband!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh my goodness, that's great that you have such nice neighbors. It's weird around here; most people don't even know their neighbors. Funny about the babies.

    Sorry your rest day will be spent chainsawing. Though, I think chainsawing has the possibility of being fun!

    ReplyDelete
  6. It is always nice to know your neighbors are there to help you! Our electricity went out the other day after a big wind storm and then again the next day when somebody crashed their car into an electricity pole. Seems like everything you think of to do, takes electricity!

    ReplyDelete
  7. rain storms are so fun to watch, but not when they are making lots of damage! good luck getting things cleared away! that is funny about the babies/power outage thing. haha!

    ReplyDelete
  8. A short power outage can be fun, but all night and morning? No way!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Uhhh ohhh... good luck with the chainsaw! Hopefully you can get it cleaned up in no time and enjoy the rest of your day!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I hate when the power goes out. We were without power for 6 days a few years ago - the week of Christmas, with a 10 month old baby & I was pregnant. It was not good times. At all.

    Hope the power comes back & you can get things cleaned up!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Glad it wasn't cold at least!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Too funny about your question with the nine months after a power outage! I love it!! This society is so technology dependent as well as myself! I wonder how some people would live for a week without cell phone, computer, lights, all that fun stuff! haha

    ReplyDelete
  13. So sorry to hear about the power and the storms!! eeeeek. I am such a baby when the power goes out...haha. I usually just have to go to bed so that I do not get too bored. Oh..and your dinner...sounds amazing. My kind of food! haha!

    ReplyDelete
  14. UGH- we didn't have power down here in the city for 6+ hours. TORTURE!

    ReplyDelete
  15. If you need your ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend to come crawling back to you on their knees (even if they're dating somebody else now) you got to watch this video
    right away...

    (VIDEO) Get your ex back with TEXT messages?

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Are You a Salty Sweater? The Truth About Sodium and Running

Before I started running regularly, I did my best to avoid salt. After all, if you want to lose weight you're supposed to reduce sodium, right? Here's what the American Federal Government's recommendations for sodium intake (as of January 2011)

-if you're 51+ years old, black, have hypertension, kidney disease or diabetes, you get 1,500 mg. each day
-if you're a healthy adult, you get 2,300 mg. per day. A teaspoon. 




Now most of the time, I don't have an issue with this. Salt isn't used too much in my cooking, and I avoid a lot of common processed foods filled with sodium. When I do indulge in a salty meal, usually from a restaurant, I get the associated water weight gain and bloating. So I'm happy to stick to my meeting my 2,300 mg. requirements each day.

And then...summer arrives. If you're running in high humidity, you sweat. A lot. It's not pretty, and you're draining your body of electrolytes like sodium. On my long runs, I take precauti…

DIY Treadmill Desk

Working from home has its perks. Sure, my social interaction skills are deteriorating rapidly and casual dress Fridays now include those old ratty boxers and that one race shirt with the hole, but I also get to enjoy things like eating lunch at 10:30 because I feel like it and deciding where I want to work. Like on the treadmill.



Between working at my desk all day, using my computer for fun and then sitting on the couch watching television most nights for an hour or two, it's safe to say I sit on my ass a lot. And yep, that's not so great for you. Even though I work out 6 days a week, I hate that I spend easily 75% of my waking hours sitting.

On a whim, I asked Tim if he could build me a treadmill desk. I've seen these massive contraptions to make treadmill desks, but they basically transform it into a full-time desk, and I still want to use my treadmill for running (sans desk) as well. Magic carpenter man took a few measurements and brought me in a prototype by lunchtime.…

I Wanna Play! My 7 Links

I've been loving the "7 Links" Posts circulating the blogging world lately, so when I was tagged by Holly at Rust Belt Runner I couldn't wait to participate. Without further ado, here are my Seven Links...



Most Popular Post: Aside from giveaways (and we know why those are popular), one of my most read and commented on post was about my Weight Loss Journey. It got so much attention, it deserved it's own little tab at the top of my page!

Most Controversial Post: My post Good Person > Good Racer was possibly the most controversial. I talked about my own experience racing with my husband, and whether or not it is racer etiquette (or just plain rude) to pass someone when you planned on running together. Lots of differing options in this area!



Most Helpful Post: One of my earlier posts was titled What's Worth It, and recapped some running extras and whether or not they're beneficial. I go so much great feedback on products like foam rollers, compression sock…