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Primitive Times… September 15, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — jyeger @ 11:28 am

Sorry I haven’t posted in a couple of days…had planned on yesterday but ended up not having power…

As most of you know a good part of Columbus is without power right now.  We lost it for about 10 hours total.  We’re lucky to have it back so soon.  They’re saying it could be a couple of days for some.  Tropical depression Ike came through yesterday afternoon.  They keep calling it a storm, but we didn’t have any lightning, thunder or much rain…just high winds.  It was strange.

I can’t imagine how some people rode out hurricane Ike.  The winds around here were scary enough – we were lucky not to have any trees down like our neighbors. 

Leah was excited to be able to use a flashlight.  We played Chutes and Ladders by flashlight which she thought was cool.  After the girls went to bed, I sat at my kitchen table trying to work by candlelight and using a lantern (a pink kiddie lantern that Leah used at the beach).  It was interesting to say the least.  Our house has never been so quiet.  It was nice for a little bit.  Then I started missing all the noise.  It certainly made things slow down for a bit.  No computers, no TV…you really have to use your imagination.  Yes, I know I’m spoiled.  Not exactly primitive times or Little House on the Prarie.

I’m thankful for our power today.  My prayers go out to those who suffered more extensive damage from Ike – especially those in Texas.


One Response to “Primitive Times…”

  1. Kathy Says:

    We have been without power since Sun night. We are thankful to have a generator for some limited electrical use. Also very thankful to be able to use the shower at Ron & Karen’s house. Camille thought it was “fun” to do dishes the “old-fashioned” way. I boiled water on the campstove to have hot water for dishes. I didn’t realize how spoiled we are. Again thankful that we are used to camping. Have made good use of the campstove & lanterns.

    No idea when we’ll get power. Right now there are 10 families on our street affected — low priority. They need to replace 2 poles.

    Just trying to keep it adventurous…..

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