Friday, January 30, 2009

And that's the night that the lights went out in Jonesboro...

I've been reading all these "what an adventure we had!" blogs tonight and I am so greatful that all my buddies have had a wonderful week.

But...

Since this is like my on-line journal, I need to write down how I have felt this week.
In one word - emotional.

After an hour or so of off and on black-outs, we lost power for good around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan 27.
We have water and we have a gas fireplace, so my mom and sister came to stay with us. My dad stayed back at the farm, to watch the pipes and to keep the fire in their furnace going (because if it goes out...something bad happens, I don't know.)

Being cold and in the dark for a couple of days does weird things to a person. When our power finally came back on... I cried a little. I only admit that because there were witnesses.

So, we've had our power back on today, and I don't take it for granted. Tonight my dad came over, ate supper, watched a movie, and then headed back out to the farm with no water and very little heat to spend the night by himself in complete darkness. The whole idea of this makes me want to cry some more.

Sorry if this is a downer, but these are my thoughts right now.

9 comments:

Stacy said...

big hugs to my nutcase Danna. I too have been a ball of emotions... because 1. worried about my parents in Paragould.... 2. a nervous wreck about all the cars being dropped on my roof and 3. what a lovely time to be PMSing... I am just saying. But I tried to make the most of it. There was fun times. But sad times too.... I had planned to celebrate my dad's birthday today BIG TIME with all we have been through lately, but I only got to wish him a happy birthday over the phone. I get sad when I see all my trees that are destroyed. I worry about all the people who don't have heat. I worry about all the animals. I cried when I drove through town because it looked so scary. I fought feelings of TRUE jealously (which I rarely ever feel) over people who had electricity before me (shameful but true)... so yes, it is emotional. It is a natural disaster area after all... hugs my friend.

Chandra said...

I am so sorry about what you've been going through. That is so not fun. We'll be praying for you guys tonight (and your poor dad!).

Amy Barrett said...

Honey, I feel terrible that my past few days were much better than yours. I am so sorry things were so tough for you guys, especially your dad. You ALL will continue to be in our prayers, especially your mom, dad and sister.

Heather said...

what is it w/ our parents? Mine were so stubborn and wouldn't come stay w/ me. they still don't have power..jeez!!! I guess they would rather freeze. we just got power back yesterday afternoon. I will ruff it againg. we Will find a hotel somewhere..even if it has mirrored ceilings!!

Kathryn said...

Sometimes adventures aren't as fun as they're cracked up to be, huh? I'm thankful that you all are okay and didn't have any physical damage, although I imagine the emotional exhaustion is worse. Hope life returns to its crazy, normal pace soon. :)

Emily Ann said...

Danna, you are certainly not the only one dealing with this by being a big ball of emotions. *Big hug!* It's been not-so-fun for me too. I hope this coming week brings you a lot of laughter.

Kim said...

Oh, Danna-I'm sorry. I can't imagine how emotional that must be. I'm glad you have power again, and hopefully your dad and everyone else will soon, too.

Jana Sheppard said...

I totally understand it was a very emotional week! We will all be more appreciative for a little while anyway. By the way LOVED the dress, the purple looks so good! Hope this week is better!!!

Jules said...

We had a huge ice storm like this last Dec 07. The whole state was affected & we personally in a city, were without power for 5 days. It was butt chapping cold too. We have a fireplace but have never used it b/c of the kids/safety so we weren't sure then was the best time to test the chimney. We made it two days before I saw my 2 yr old start coughing & his blue nose started running. We packed up & went to my mom's TINY senior housing apartment that had ONE bedroom & one bath. Wow-wee what fun that was. NOT! I definitely cried when Matt went by home & found the power back on. I hear ya---that stuff sucks! SO glad you didn't sustain damage & hope all returns to "normal" soon for you guys. (sorry I'm late to this post)