Wednesday, December 22, 2010
High Winds and Lashing Rain.
What a time I've put in waiting for daylight this morning. We've had high winds for over 24 hours. I can hear the wind roaring and the big trees (aspen and spruce in particular) doing a mad swirling dance. I can also hear the roar of the ocean and wave crashing on shore.
Last night at about 7:00 pm I was just sitting down to watch a bit of television when the electricity was knocked out. I had a choice of two things, either stay up and look at a candle until heaven only knew when or go to bed. I opted for bed.
I woke up at about 4:00 am, almost my usual getting up time and there was still no electricity. Thank goodness for my old rotary phone as it was the only thing working. I phoned the power companys outages number and the recording said that we would have power back on at noon. Thankfully we have a wood stove, at least I had heat.
So for about four hours waiting for daylight, I was sitting staring at a candle. Not an easy thing for me to do. Well, daylight finally came and I went out to let chickens out and feed them also feed wild birds and bring in wood. It was blowing a gale and raining. That done, it was only a matter of waiting. At around 10:30 the electricity was back on. What a relief.
The wind has died down somewhat so fingers crossed that we don't lose the electricity again.
Himself is in Spain for the holidays and has come down with flu and bronchitis. His daughter took him to a doctor there and he now has antibiotics. They had planned to go to Morocco for a week come Friday so hopefully he will be up to it.
Laurie is coming tomorrow to spend a few days so I'm really looking forward to that.