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Day 3 - no power

August 30th, 2011 at 08:13 am

Hi, friends.

Just a few MINUTES after my last post in the week hours of Sunday morning, I lost power.

Still out of power now and am at mom's house to check my email and do a few other things. Several trees and major limbs down in my yard, including a beautiful snowball hydrangea tree in full bloomo; it keeled over at its base. Also large tree of paradise limbs.

I've been hearing radio reports saying it may be a week before we get power back; at the peak, 700,000 people in Connecticut were without power; now i think it's down to about 450,000.

Sunday I spent the day bringing my refrigerator food to a neighbor's who still had power. Was going to bring the freezer food yesterday when she called to tell me she had also lost power. So I now have fridge and freezer food at 3 different locations. the food I had already brought to Helene's we gorged ourselves on yesterday so it wouldn't be wasted....some yogurt and cheese mainly.

Then today, Frank came over with his chainsaw to help me cut up the fallen tree limbs;as he was coming down my basement stairs, he grabbed something and cut his finger, which started bleeding profusely. We couldn't get it to stop bleeding so I drove him about 20 minutes to a neighboring town where there's a walk-in clinic. It was closed becus they have no power. We drove back to my house and after binding it up as best we could, he drove himself to the hospital. I had to bring my mom up to another town an hour away to do an art installation for an opening this weekend, but we ended up not going because from all accounts and what i heard on the radio, there are still a lot of road closings due to flooding.

I'm wondering if my $14 jug of real maple syrup will be no good to eat if not refrigerated?

I have a large tree limb that fell on my tool shed. It's still there, not sure if any damage.

It's been kind of stressful and aggravating. A lot of running around. Oh well. But I am fine.

11 Responses to “Day 3 - no power”

  1. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Glad you are okay! Hopefully you will get power back soon.

  2. rachel021406 Says:

    Glad you are ok. Hang in there.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad to know you are making things work. I hope you get power soon!!

  4. Dido Says:

    What a pain with the food--hope it's all ok, and hope you get your power back soon.

  5. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    I think maple syrup can take room temperatures. A call to a small producer might help, here's one near where I grew up who's been around 100 years.

    Richards maple products, Chardon, OH
    1-800-352-4052

  6. Nika Says:

    Regarding maple syrup, it is fine. Also, maple syrop can be re-boiled and stored even longer if need be. (we learned it from a VT producer of maple syrup).

  7. My English Castle Says:

    Glad you're ok--but what an ordeal.

  8. baselle Says:

    Lot of sugar in maple syrup, but there is so little free water in it that it should be fine for way longer than a week.

    Chainsaw or no, that Frank is a bad luck magnet. Good to hear that you are okay. No power should mean a cheaper utility bill.

  9. LuckyRobin Says:

    Glad to hear you are all right, despite all the frustrations.

  10. CB in the City Says:

    Glad you are okay. I couldn't remember if you were in Connecticut or Vermont -- Vermont is getting all kinds of bad press. Too bad you lost trees, etc., but glad the house wasn't damaged.

  11. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Glad to hear you're okay.

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