August 25, 2023


My computer battery is still dead, and I don’t want to use what little battery I have on my phone to write out a post, so I’m going to have to write later. I’ll share a couple of pics, though.

We are still without electricity (it went out on Wednesday night) and this is the update I got from the electric company today:

SUNDAY. This will be the longest we’ve ever gone without power.

Last night, we had more storms—including a tornado that touched down in a mobile home park about eight miles away. This isn’t my photo, but I was stunned when I saw it. I feel horrible for all of those people who live there!

I’ve never seen anything like it. The airport was apparently total chaos, too. Below is a photo of a tunnel that you have to drive through to get to the airport. As you can imagine, lots of people didn’t make their flights yesterday.

Well, the formatting on this post is getting really screwed up (I think) so I’ll leave it at that for now. I’ll likely wait until we get our power back before posting again!


  1. We went without power for a week after Hurricane Ike. We were on a well with an electric pump, too, so no water even for flushing toilets! Now that we're on city water and have a couple of generators it's not as bad. Hang in there!

  2. Eleven days for us with Hurricane Ike, too. I'd heard about the airport as a friend was trying to get to Oregon to run Hood to Coast, but that trailer park. Yowza! We got a generator after Ike and grateful for it.

  3. Hope you get power back soon. Several years ago we lost power for several days due to a derecho. It sucks in the middle of summer with no power especially when you have electric range and rely on electricity to pump water.

  4. Hope to hear the power is back on.


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