Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It's been a whirlwind couple of days, quite literally.  On Monday we had some snarky weather come through our neck of the northwoods, with lots of rain and heavy wind.  Two trees were uprooted in our yard; they just toppled right over.  As luck would have it, one tree knocked over the propane tank and mangled the gas line, and the other tree knocked down the power line to our house. 

It gets very dark out here when the yard light is out, and I get pretty cranky without heat.  So we decided to spend the night at a hotel in town.  The Dog was quite pleased to be included in the adventure.

In the background, you can see the styrofoam cup I'm using as a wine glass.  It wasn't all glitz and glamour, but we made do.
This morning our power was restored, and we have a temporary propane tank for a few days.  They'll have to trench the yard to lay a new gas line, so I fear we're in for a big mess.  But it's better than the alternative, of having no heat. 

We wouldn't have made very good pioneers.


  1. Glad you are all ok. Falling trees are scary. I live near Atlanta and my backyard is filled with those loblolly pine trees, just waiting to fall into my house. Hope all is well. Your doggie is so cute. And I love those headboards!

  2. So very thankful that you weren't hurt, and that the damage can be repaired soon.

  3. Yep, we're all fine. We have some damage to the garage roof and lots of branches in the yard, but could have been worse. The place we at stayed has outdoorsy decor, it's a cool place.