My plan was to post something this morning to let you all know that I will be taking a little blogging break next week. I am not going anywhere, but I am in need of a recharge of my brain…creativity…etc.
But last night some huge storms rolled in and with one very large BOOM… we were suddenly without power. It was a long, warm night and has been an even longer, warmer morning.
However, the power is FINALLY back on. Now comes the fun work of tossing things from our refrigerator (I am pretty sure 18 hours will mean the end of most of the perishables.)
I have one freezer that is not kept very full so I fear most of it might be lost… but it really only has partial bags of things. Opened things. So that won’t be a great loss.
The other issue is that in the great onslaught of rain (we got more than 4 inches of rain!!) we have some water in the basement… so now begins the “mopping up” and then…Let the Laundry Begin! LOL
Anyways. I won’t be here at all next week…no Unraveled Wednesday. I will be back on Monday the 23rd. I hope you have a great weekend and an even better week next week!
I feel your pain. I lost power on Wednesday night. They have told me 3 times that it has been restored. Alas, they’re WRONG!!!!! Fortunately (?) my freezer does not hold very much, but it will all go in the garbage. 🙁
Their new time estimate is 11:30PM TOMORROW!!! I’ll believe it when I see it.
Enjoy your time away!!!
Ack! So sorry for your long power outage and all the cleaning out and mopping up. We’re supposed to get thunderstorms late tonight and tomorrow. I hope they relieve the heat and humidity, and I could do without any power outages. Enjoy your well-deserved break!
We’ve had some deluges like that in the past few weeks, along with tornado watches & warnings… luckily, the lights only flickered a few times. Have a great week! I hope your newly acquired chores are finished quickly so you can get to the important work of recharging!
So sorry about the storms, loss of power and loss of stuff from your freezer and frig! Enjoy your break – you will be missed, but I know the feeling of needing a break. Will look forward to hearing from you when you are back.
Have a great staycation, Kat! And I hope the water was soon mopped/wet vac’ed up!
Oh dear. Having gone through an extended power loss earlier in the summer, I very much feel your pain. (On the plus side, it was a good excuse to clean out some very old stuff in the freezer!) I hope the power stayed on for you last night.
Have a wonderful week off from the blog to recharge!
I hope you have a great week, Kat. It’s amazing how refreshing a small break can be. I’ll miss you and will look forward to your return!
I hope you have a wonderful blog break! I toss fridge stuff after 8 hours of no power and the freezer stuff after 24 hours unless it’s all floppy sloppy.
Ugh. I hope your power was not out for long, and I hope the basement is dried out by now. Enjoy your week off! It’s so good for the soul to have a break!
Oh dear. Losing power and the contents of the fridge and freezer is not fun. The water in the basement seems like insult added to injury. Have a good week away.
Sorry about your power outage. I heard a cool trick to know if things in your freezer thawed. Put a container with water (no lid) in the freezer. Let it freeze. Once frozen put a coin on top. After an outage if the coin is still on top things are fine because the water stayed ice, if in is down in the water/ice then things thawed and refroze. Works for vacations too when you might not know if there was an outage.
Very nice post. I like.