Thursday, November 8, 2012

another update

This is what I hope is the final update from Sandy.  We got power back around 9pm Monday night.  Yay!  It was sooooooooooo nice.  Basically a week without power.  Irene kept us without power for 5 days.

We got our internet/phone/TV back today in the late afternoon.  And yes, thank God, we survived the nor'easter with our power intact.  We did get snow and wind, but the wind was just enough to knock the snow off the leaves that are still on the trees.  And the snow was just enough, not too much.  We were so lucky once again.

We had a bit of a scare today.  Poor father type has a kind of food poisoning and has started antibiotics to treat it. We are hoping he will be feeling better by tomorrow and recovering nicely by the weekend.

Thanks to everyone for their good wishes for us through all of this.  We were so lucky, as I've said before.  Yes, we had the inconvenience of no power etc.  But we have our house and are safe.  We are still figuring out about the car -- whether we can manage to salvage it despite it being totalled, or whether we have to get a new car.  We shall see.  There are the fallen trees to take care of, but they are not in the way, so we will get to it.  Like I said, we were so lucky.  My thoughts go out to all those who are still suffering, who have lost their homes or businesses  -- in short, everyone affected by Sandy and the nor'easter.

I have finished what I could of the model stitching for now and am waiting the arrival of the rest of the chart for the model.  So perhaps I will have a bit of non model stitching to show you next time.  And I haven't forgotten the red wall either.  Although I should say my red wall is very small, so don't be disappointed.  :D

I will leave you all with a picture -- recreated -- of what Mia was doing through much of the power outage.  We had our little wood stove burning away in the evenings, and Mia enjoyed the warmth very much.  It was too dark to capture it in real life however.  So this is just a recreation of what she would do.  I took it soon after we got our power back.


Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  And thank you to all my blogging friends.  Your good wishes and thoughts for us mean so much.  Oh, and it might take me a while to catch up with blog reading, but I'll be back to commenting soon!

59 comments:

Krista said...

Oh, I am sooooo happy for you Margaret! I was hoping you would get your power, it is so frustrating I know!! Enjoy your weekend and stay warm!!

Jackie said...

So glad to hear that you're safe and your home has survived. The rest is very minor in comparison to what could have been. I hope your husband recovers quickly - food poisoning can be awful.

MIa had the right idea!

Melody said...

I'm so glad things were not any worse for you! I'm also so happy you have your power and Internet back.

When we lose power in storms you really appreciate it when it comes back!

Chookyblue...... said...

pleased to hear you are safe......goodluck with the clean up......

Cari said...

I saw your pinterest post on facebook and dashed right over to your blog!! Yea for electricity. I'm so very glad you are safe and sound. And sweet Mia is one smartty cat !! HUGS

ps on pinterest post...I sure hope whoever bought this piece for $900 reproduces it for us!! I would have !!

hugs

From the Heart Needleart said...

So glad you are safe and warm! Best Wishes, Wendy

Glenna said...

I've been thinking of you and hoping that you got your power back, and yay--you have!

Gabi said...

So glad to hear you got power back. And also that you all came reasonable well through both storms. I thought a lot of you the last days. Certainly after seeing snow to top all of it off.
My regards to your poor husband. Hope he feels better soon.

samplerlover said...

Glad that everything is back again. It is always something that we miss when it's no longer there. Hope the Husband Type is ok. It's always a worry when they aren't well ..... Sandra

Cindy said...

So glad you have the basics back. Hope the Father type is better soon. Thoughts and prayers to everyone in the area.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! So good to hear from you--you have been through an ordeal! Hope Father type is feeling better. Mia looks comfortable

Elizabeth said...

Glad to see that everything is back on and that you guys came through the nor'easter all right. I can't imagine being without power for so long! Hopefully the weather doesn't decide to get too much worse. Lucky Mia :)

Laurie in Iowa said...

Yay, I'm so glad you have both your power and your internet back. Mia looks so comfortable in front of the wood burning stove.

Deborah said...

Glad that you are back! Glad that you are all safe and sound.

April said...

Glad you are back online!! Glad to hear you are all safe!

Annie said...

Thank goodness you have power again and you are safe. Hope you can save the car. And hope that food poisoning un-poisons itself shortly. Take care and enjoy the warmth!

Annie said...

Thank goodness you have power again and you are safe. Hope you can save the car. And hope that food poisoning un-poisons itself shortly. Take care and enjoy the warmth!

marly said...

Whew! Good thing you had the wood burner. I keep thinking of all the babies and young ones being cold and hungry. Glad it's come to an end (except for the car), including the food illness!

The French Bear said...

That's so much better! Although I think Mia may have been loving the fire a bit too much!
Margaret, I am really happy to hear you are okay and that you were safe...it is just terrible that people are still waiting for help. I do hope they get it soon.
I am going to send proceeds from my sale to the Red Cross so they can help the people of Staten Island.
Hugs,
Mags
xx

cucki said...

Yayyyyy me so happy that you are all well and safe..
Keep warm and my love for you always
Hugs xxx

Lizzie said...

glad you're back to the 21st century with power etc..stay warm!
Lizzie
xxx

Mugwump Woolies said...

Glad you made it through and that things are returning to normal. Hope your hubby is feeling better soon and that you both have a nice calm, warm weekend.
Robyn

Annette-California said...

Thank goodness you are safe and your power is back on:) I wish your hubby a fast recovery. Mia looks very content.
love Annette

Solstitches said...

So good to hear things are returning to normal for you.
I can't imagine being without power for five days.
Margaret

Myriam said...

So happy for you and your family. Mia you take the best of the life!!!!!!!

Chris said...

So glad to hear that you are safe and warm again. I hope that your DH is feeling better soon.
Have a snug weekend.

Giovanna said...

Glad to know that you're ok, and that you've got the power back. Best wishes to your DH for a speedy recovery.

Nicole said...

I'm so glad things are slowly getting back to normal for you. I hope your dh feels better soon!!

Vickie said...

I have said a prayer for your DH.
I am glad things are getting back to normal soon.

Siobhán said...

I'm so glad that you're back with power, safe and sound!! I hope your DH is feeling better and back to his usual self soon, too. Here's hoping for an uneventful winter--I think this autumn has had enough nature surprises to cover you for the next few years, let alone seasons!!

Erica said...

So glad to hear that your power is back! What a pain that was!
I could have taken the same picture of my woodstove. One of my cats, Ollie, sits so close behind it, that I swear you can smell cat fur sizzling!
Hope your husband feels better soon. There must be something going around. My husband came home sick last night too. He thinks it is food poisoning too.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I'm so glad things are getting back to normal and it wasn't any worse. I'm gald you are safe and well. Thanks for the update. Hugs

Vicki said...

So glad to hear your power is back, Margaret, and that you've survived Sandy! Hope your husband feels better soon.

Carol said...

Such an ordeal, Margaret--I am sure this experience makes you really appreciate the simple things in life, doesn't it? Glad your kitty was able to stay warm and that your power is finally back. Sure hope your DH feels back to normal very soon. Food poisoning can be pretty terrifying... Take care now and I look forward to your next "back to normal" post!

Berit said...

Wonderful!!! (Except about FT's food poisoning. :( )

We lost power for only a few hours, but have been really plagued by road closings, gas shortages, curfew, rationing...For us the aftermath was worse than the storm. The Nor'easter dropped a goodly amount of snow on us, but no power loss (yay!). It is almost all melted now.

Mia looks so comfortable there! I am so jealous of her! :D

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

on pense beaucou à vous ! bisous de FRANCE

Sweet Sue said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY - so HAPPY for you!!!!! xoxo

BrendaS said...

Margaret -- SO glad you got your power back and are doing well. I hope your husband feels better by the weekend!

Take care:)

Evelyne said...

I'm so happy that you have your power and Internet back. Regards to your husband and I hope he feels better soon!
I'm looking forward to your stitching posts!
Until next time, Evelyne


Nancy said...

So glad life is returning to normal for you, had to be tough without power and internet for so long...glad you had that little stove for some heat! Looks like Mia loved that little stove too! Hope your husband gets over his food poisoning soon!

Anonymous said...

Hope your husband wil feel better soon! I am so glad for you both you have your power back, for here we see on the telly that there are snowstorms in the USA! Not so bad yet in Holland. Love your blog, best wishes, love, Janneke, Netherlands.

Sherry said...

So glad to hear you have power again! I hope your DH feels better soon.

woolwoman said...

well I am so glad to hear your power and services are back on - I was worried about you being w/o heat. Poor DH - being sick - YUCK - must be pretty nasty if he had to go on meds for it. I hope he will be better soon. You should have started some knitting - always nice to have a lap full of wool when you are cold. Imagine Mia would think it was just for her. AHHHH - you should make her one of those felted kitty beds - she would LOVE it - have a great weekend - Mel

Karen said...

Glad to hear that things are looking up...hope the Father Type feels better soon!

Linda said...

So relieved to hear your power is back on! And that you are all safe.

Linda in VA

Anna van Schurman said...

Glad you're back!

Catherine said...

Glad you are doing okay. Oh how comfy the spot looks that Miss Mia found. I have to say, I would have been right there with her!

Dawn said...

SO glad your power is back. Hope your DH is back to normal soon. Love that Mia all stretched out. My SIL had a cat that would get under the wood stove!
Looking forward to seeing what you are stitching.

Nicola said...

We all take electricity for granted and it is not until you havn't got it that you realise how difficult life can be.

Your wood burner must have been a blessing for you.

I hope your DH is feeling better.

Sally said...

I am so glad you have finally got power and that snow wasn't too bad.
I hope your DH is better soon.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Oh my goodness, I hope the Father type gets well SOON! :(
And I'm so thankful that you've come through intact from all the storms out your way....the clean up and car I'm sure is a terrible worry, though...
Little Mia warming her bones made me smile!

Linda said...

Oh Margaret. So happy to hear everything is back and your doing okay. Get well wishes to hubby.

Linda

Ranae said...

Soooo glad to hear you and your stitching is ok, lol
Hope your hubby gets feeling better

Brigitte said...

This is absolutely great news, Margaret. I'm glad that you got your power back and that life is kind of back to normalcy. Wishing your husband all the best and a speedy recovery.

Melanie said...

Hope the hubs is feeling better by now!!!!!!! Food poisoning is the worst. And after all the stress of being without power for long.........UGH. What a bad run for you guys. I hope the rest of the month is all sunshine and unicorns and rainbows. :)

Loraine said...

So glad to see you posted! I missed this one somehow, and I've really been worried about you.
I'm glad you had a wonderful wood burning stove to keep you warm during all of this. That is the main reason I will not get rid of ours, you just never know!
Oh, and your poor husband has food poisoning? That is terrible! I pray he will get feeling better really soon.
Lots of love and hugs coming your way!

Bertie said...

Good to hear you are up & running again Margaret! Wishing you man a speedy recovery, a bit scary indeed.
Mia doesn't seem to mind, as long as she is warm!!
Have a good week:))

Anne said...

So glad you are okay Margaret! I was very worried! Mia looks comfy all stretched out in front of the fire. Good thing you have a wood stove to provide you with some warmth!!

Hugs

Suzanne said...

Glad that you are all ok. Oh how nasty to have had food poisoning.