I have never been happier to turn my laptop on and update my blog. Ever. We lost power due to bloody Winter Storm Alfred on Saturday October 29... And finally got it back Saturday November 5. A total of 162 hours. One hundred and sixty-two hours. I had lost all sense of humour by the middle of the week, and by the end I was getting awfully stabby.
Last night I slept with only one layer of clothing and my toes weren't numb from the cold. This morning I woke up to the lovely scent of freshly brewed coffee. I've cleaned the house, washed the dishes, did the laundry and towels... tomorrow I can sew! :) And best of all, the cats aren't scurrying around, all freaked out.
I hope that everyone who's still waiting for their power to come back will get it very soon. It's a crappy situation especially with this cold weather, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. I truly hope this never happens again. There should've been a better contingency plan in place. Yes, this was a storm that came way too early. Yes, no one expected this much devastation. But come on, I'm sure we can do better than this. And definitely without making excuses, making false promises or playing the blame game.