Sunday, February 7, 2010
We sure did GET IT !!!!!!
OMG did we ever get the snow, the worst storm this area has had since the early 1900's. We tried to get ready for the snow, however I don't think anyone was ready for a 30+ hour without electricity and somewhere about 20 inches of the white stuff. Sure was difficult, and we couldn't go anywhere as it was a state of emergency and only essential, emergency cars were allowed on the roads. It just kept coming and coming and around 3 this past am it turned to rain and sleet and thats when we lost power. We are in the middle of 2 major roads. Rte 113 goes N and S from salisbury up to Wilmington and US 1 goes N and S from Ocean City Md to New Castle and the bridge to NJ. There were 7 fallen power lines/poles down on 113 and 3 on rte 1 near Rehoboth. What a disaster!! No sewing machine, no TV, no radio and no computer. Back to years gone by. Bless my daughter and my Grandson, they shoveled us out and also shoveled for 3 houses where the people were unable to do it. One was very elderly, one just had 2 knees replaced and one a widow with a bad back. I am real proud of them, it was not easy and they came home exhausted and soaked. Each took a quick hot shower while the hot water lasted and fell asleep. We had a gourmet dinner, soup and crackers. Lucky we have a gas stove so at least we could heat the soup. I hope the food in the freezer is okay as we didn't open it at all. We all went to bed at about 8:30. We had 4 blankets on our bed and Pat & 2 kids slept in the living room in sleeping bags. We have a fireplace but a limited amt of dry wood as we very seldom use it. That kept us warm for a bit.. Thank you God for keeping us safe and say a little prayer that the power stays on!!