Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I Hear the Competition's Tough, Baby That's a Pity

So, ice storm.

Well, it's not as bad as it the one six years ago where we lost power for a week but this storm isn't over yet. We have at least six more hours of freezing rain expected.


Aaron's flight this morning got canceled so they booked him on a later one, which got canceled. So then they booked him on an even later one and that one got canceled. And now the storm we got this past weekend is hitting where he's suppose to be traveling to so basically we don't know anything, other than the fact that his bosses are willing to sacrifice his safety in order to provide the best customer service possible.

Additionally, Aaron went into work this morning and his company didn't have power so they ran on a backup generator until that died two hours later and now he's at home. We have power but it's touch and go, which makes being on the internet a bitch because the router takes over ten minutes to reboot and guess what? Then the power flickers off again.

Additionally, our telephone lines are about to fall - they are in our backyard caked with ice and a tree is leaning over them, also caked with ice, so they are hanging low and stretched as much as possible.

If you don't hear from me for a week send gluten-free chocolates and fabric.

My neighbors across the street don't have power and burning wood in their fireplace. Wood that is making too much smoke. The last time they did this (yes, six years ago) they caught their house on fire and got a big fat remodeling check and got granite counters in the their kitchen. Bastards.

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"Follow me, Holly. I will take you to safety."

"Oh, okay... ::giggle::"


"Hey, Abbie? What is that?"

"Fuck if I know, Holly. Fuck if I know."



"Look Abbie! A castle! Oh... well, a turret at least..."

"Yes, Holly. This is your places of safety..."


"Wait! Abbie! Wait! You can't leave me in here! Abbie? Abbie!"

14 comments:

kristi said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your power, phone and internet (and mine too). So far it hasn't been TOO bad, but of course the kids are going stir-crazy.

Surely she can use her fairy magic to get out of the tower?

Gina Perry said...

you made me laugh in the midst of a bad day, thank you. and i don't mean laughing at your many plights. mostly at your lego-theatre and your fire-loving neighbors. i hope you stay 'connected' through the storm!

Ali said...

Ice storms are an unknown phenomenon over here, but stay safe. Sounds scary.

Chickenbells said...

Oh...a damsel! Throw down your hair!! Or Throw Down...one of the two...

Oh...granite countertops would be nice...my father has them, they look as good as when they bought the house new years ago...of course they barely cook and have not kids...

Apple said...

I will be praying that your power doesn't go out on you. I have never experienced a storm like that before, but it sure sounds bad. Down here in the south the temp. is still around the 80's. I'm hoping it gets a little colder for christmas time.

Stacy said...

I feel terrible guilt... We are completely unaffected out here (where our power lines are underground). There's no reason you & the boys can't come out and play if you continue to be without power!

Rachel said...

Guess where we are? At my parents' because our stupid electricity DID go out and kcpl said they have no info when it will be back on. Great. Inconvenient.

cherylol said...

brrrrrrrrrrrr! And here I am freezing because it's 51. LOL.

Rebecca F. said...

Stay safe!!

lera said...

Yikes! Ice and loss of power and internet? That's terrible! Good luck over there.

nuttnbunny said...

I know, it's terrible to wish for the power line to crash so you, too, have to burn wood and catch your house on fire and get a fat check for granite countertops?

Does that stop me?

dee said...

i should have thought of that-
fire = remodeling money... i could have had granite too. now i just have a huge looming loan and countertops i didnt want. eh.

vintagechica said...

Just had to check in with you here and see how you were holding up. My bro in Tulsa and our family in OKC are all w/o power. But I was thinking of all of you that I know in KC as well. Hope you are warm friend.

thedomesticdiva said...

oh my! ROTFL about your neighbors and their new granite countertops!