Just called PG&E, to see if there was an update on our power outage. The message said it was expected to be an extended outage. What the heck does that mean??
I can deal with a power outage, but the loss of heat is an issue. To make matters worse, we are having record cold weather, too. I miss having a warm, toasty house!
I also miss being able to just hop in my car and zip down to the store for groceries, christmas shopping, etc. We are still snow and ice home bound, but have been digging out a path to hopefully get down the hill later today.
As whiny as I feel right now, I do know that many people have it worse than we do. As the storm moves east, creating a blizzard, I bet this storm is far worse for people who live in the midwest and eastern US.
I am using my time wisely and starting to create a new freeform necklace out of supplies kindly provided by artbeads.com. This keeps my mind occupied, as does reading books, etc. We did lose internet and phone service for the last 12 hours, but now at least internet is back!
Keep you posted!! Carla
Postscript: Successfully got down our steep hill, so were able to get more gas for the generator and some food, too. However, we were not able to get back up the hill and instead slid into the ditch (no one was hurt) Luckily, we have nice neighbors who can pull us out with the tractor.
Trip to the store and back, I couldn’t help noticing the damage caused by the storm. One neighbor down the street had his house crushed by a huge tree. It was incredible to see the amount of trees and branches that fell down everywhere due to the weight load of the snow.