Monday, August 29, 2011

Irene and iPhone

Hurricane Irene hammered my little costal town over the weekend. Luckily we came through safely with very little damage.

On the downside, we're going on twenty four hours with no power. Not to mention the wire the fell from our house yesterday evening and is drooping precariously close to traffic coming down the street - the garbage trucks barely cleared it this morning. The fact that the crews haven't been by yet to fix it is probably a bad sign. News reports are saying it could take a full week to restore power to everyone.

Thank goodness for my iPhone, which has kept us from feeling cut off from the rest of the world. (My laptop is now simply a large iPhone charging device.) Thank goodness also for my neighbor with a generator who remembered that I'm diabetic. He came over yesterday to take my spare insulin and will store it in his refrigerator until our power is back. It may have lasted the outage, but better safe than sorry - or better safe than insulinless.

I hope all is well in your corner of the world. Until the power is back, you'll find me knitting and reading and cleaning (but not vacuuming).

Sent from my iPhone

9 comments:

Estella said...

Glad you are okay - we are without power as well and using the local library to charge phones and the YMCA for showers.

JelliDonut said...

Yikes! I hope you get your power back on soon. So glad you have a kind neighbor and that you are safe and sound. I have family in Vermont and it's look pretty dicey there--so much flooding!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Holding a good thought for your heath and your kind neighbor. Even if it's at the very bottom of the list, vaccuuming is highly overrated anyway.

Julie said...

We lost power for awhile too but thankfully it came back on late last night. Hope your power is back very soon and thank goodness you can keep your insulin cold!

Jennifer said...

Glad you're OK. I really enjoyed the break from the electronics - our family actually sat down to a meal together, played "antique" board games, and had a lot of fun. As soon as the power came back on - we were each at our stations going online or playing videogames. Drat!

kathy b said...

What a nice neighbor! How is KC in the dark? Little Beatles our newest kitten is amusing us to no end! Big cats are interested to a degree!

Teresa said...

Hope you have electricity by now. I live in Virginia and my power went out Saturday at 6PM. I was in the dark until Wednesday and I had to toss EVERYTHING in the fridge and freezer. Glad you made it through the storm (and earthquake) without lasting damage.

Dee said...

Hope you are back to full power soon and glad that you came through with not much damage.

Denise said...

Sounds like you are making the best of it. Actually, I'd rather knit than vacuum any day.

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