I’m not sure how they did it back in the pioneer days. No power. No heat. No microwave. Sheesh! Last week was a rough one for sure!
Let me set the mood…
Monday… Snow storm comes in. Hubby’s flight is delayed/cancelled, so he decides to drive for his work trip. (as a psychotic pregnant woman with a toddler, this was not my idea of a smart move.) M and I spend the rest of the day chilling inside.
Tuesday… Wake up in the middle of the night to the power going on and off. Wake up at 5:30 to get ready for my doc appointment…. Power goes out while I’m in the shower. And yes, people, I do not like the dark. I frantically search for my phone as I’m reassuring M that we won’t get eaten by anything coming up from the toilet.
Turns out we got more of an ice storm Monday night which caused trees to break and power lines to fall. I’m a city girl. Our power would go out and come back on within an hour or two. Not the case here. Not with this storm anyway. The big city was looking much better to me by the second.
Hubs sent me this pic as our power went out. The view from his hotel room. Umm.. Not nice!
So, we carry on with wet and soapy hair. Doctor appointment, here we come! Turns out everyone was stuck at home. We waited a while for him to even get there just to hear a heartbeat. Can’t the nurse do that next time?
Spent the rest of the morning and lunchtime eating with our pals over at Tea With B… came home for a nap… decided we were going to spend the night in a hotel. I mean, how do you even light a fire anyway?
Wednesday… Nothing.. Nada.. No Change. But I’m going to tough it out tonight. Start a fire. Cuddle on the couch with my girl and pray we wake up to power! Welp, that didn’t happen. Once the hubs walked me through getting the fireplace lit, I was feeling pretty good about the situation. Until I smelled gas. And then I was concerned whether or not the chimney was open. (Please take it easy on me.. I’m a city girl at heart.) Hotel, here we come! Two hours after we check in, I get a text… “The power at (my address) has been restored.” DAMNIT! Hotels aren’t so forgiving once you’ve already been in the room.
So… for those of you who ever are faced with the situation of being 7 months pregnant, with a toddler and a dog, and have no power while your husband is on a work trip… here are some tips to prepare BEFORE he leaves!
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