Monday, January 7, 2008

Friday's Storm

Friday was quite an exciting day at our house! We had no plans to go anywhere, it was laundry day and the boys were finishing up scouting merit badges, so it was just a lazy Friday to get ready for school to start back this week. Well, for those of you who don't live in San Jose we had (I think) the worst wind and rain storm. Around 10:30am we lost power. I thought no big deal it will come back before dinner. I was wrong. We were without power until Saturday morning, just about 11am it came back on. Besides losing power we lost a big part of our fence in the back and a lot of branches from our trees in front. My kids are huge fans of technology and so when the power went out they had to find other forms of entertainment. So while we ate lunch we played a game that we got for Christmas. When it started to get dark we pulled out all of the flashlights and lit a bunch of candles. The boys were really good at keeping Kendall entertained in the dark. We played more games and ordered pizza for dinner. Shelby was lucky enough to go to a sleep over with her Achievement Day girls so she got to sleep in a house with heat. Anyway we all made it through the storm, we survived the cold, dark house and we were very thankful when the electricity was restored. I wasn't sure if the picturees I took would turn out since it was completely dark and I was going by flash and candle light. To my surprise they look fine, you can't even tell that the power was out.


Rosehaven Cottage said...

I'm glad you guys are doing well after the storm even though your fence didn't fare so well. Hope you didn't lose too much food in the freezer and fridge with the power outage.

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage