On the bright side…
I wasn’t home when Henry threw up yesterday.
Miranda had a friend over, had a great time, and her friend left before the power went out.
We found my mom a pink Electra Townie bike for her birthday and we only had to drive to Sheboygan Falls to buy it.
My mom had a lovely birthday today. We had Costco chocolate chocolate cake.
The basement did not flood yesterday while the power was off for 4 hours through the heroic efforts of Rob and my parents.
Our neighbors were swell and hooked us up to their generator to run one of our sump pumps.
The Ace hardware stayed open an extra 5 minutes so I could rent a generator to run our second sump pump.
Despite not having heat for 4 hours and opening the door repeatedly, the hosue was only 69 degrees when the pwoer came back on. Score one for our general high temperature setting.
Henry slept through the majority of the power outage. (He was running a fever and that was concerning, but this is the bright side and having one less person complaining about all of the things she can’t do without electricity is a good thing.)
Miranda learned much more about electricity.
It didn’t rain today on my mom’s actual birthday. The horrible wintry snow-sleet mix that fell while I rushed to Ace melted.
Arabella is 6 months old today. She got 3 shots plus 1 oral vaccine to potentially save her life, someday.
Miranda had to write about her experience in a storm in school today. And she had one:
“Yesterday on 3/8/09, My family’s power went out. I had to take care of my baby sister 6 months for half an our because my mom was at the store. cause the electricity was out so our sum-pump didn’t work so our basement almost flooded. So while my grandma was filling buckets with water my dad was carying them up the stairs and outside. My grandpa was poring the buckets of water outside. When the power first went off I was a little afraid to youse the toylet cause grandpa would have to pour water into it.”