No Power, Day Two

The library on Saturday, Dec 13, 2008, as viewed from the porch of the store across the street.

...aaaaannnnd, it looks like we won't have power for at least a week. Seeing how the power lines were ripped right off the house. As were most people's, from what I hear.

I am here at the lieberry, open for business, as if anyone is going to stop by. As you can see, the front yard is filled with downed limbs from the sugar maples in front. I have the outside lights on, but I don't think too many people are going to be thinking "library" today. As it is the library movie we were watching Thursday night is still trapped in the DVD player.

But the library, while surrounded by a sea of downed power cables, has power. Go figure. At least I can enjoy a real live FLUSHING toilet. And power. And heat I don't have to carry into the house. The satellite doesn't work, though--I'm guessing from the ice on the dish--so I took a phone line from the phone to post these. Bad Mojo!

Things are cozy at home, though. I got the Royal Herald kitchen wood stove going, and we can enjoy sponge baths and hot drinks. We can finally get out of the house thanks to our neighbors chopping down all the trees in the road. And by "all the trees" I mean probably twenty or thirty. I am not kidding.

I have my cell phone, so I took pictures, just so you can see it. You will have to believe me when I say this is what the ENTIRE TOWN looks like. I took some awesome video yesterday when the wind kicked up, but it will have to wait until I have time to digitize it and youtube it.

This is our view from the front step of the library taking in our friends in the store across the street (where the first picture above was tooken). The library has power...they don't.



You shoulda seen it, H3. The phone camera doesn't do it justice. I took some picts and video around my house, but they'll have to wait until I get power back to upload. (I have too much on my mind to remember taking them when I go places that actually still have that newfangled Demon Electricity lurking in their walls....)

It's been nearly a full moon this weekend, too, which makes it so utterly, utterly beautiful you would not believe. It's like a fantasy land. I think every night we'd go outside and just GAPE for an hour.

Still, life is currently about twenty times harder than it was a week ago. And we're the lucky, prepared ones. I will be grateful for a nice hot bath one of these days....


Are you going to get pretty pictures of the ice crystals on the inside of your bathroom window?
Now you can build one of those Russian banya things.