Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Storm-83 hours without electricity

Last Sunday at 3:00 in the morning we had a storm blow through. I thought nothing of it. Hard rain hit the windows. I thought it was like any other storm. I just wanted to sleep. Then I knew the power went out so I got up to called the power outage. Decided to go back to bed. Went to bed and woke up around 7:00 am and thought wow the electricity is still out. I went to my back window and this is what the back yard look like. No wonder no electricity. I found out a few hours later on the radio in the car that we had 70 miles per hour wind. 2,000 people were without electricity. I thought we would get the power back on that day. No we ended up being the 200 people left to have power off. 83 hours without power. We did have the neighbors give us a genator temporarily for our freezer and frig. Thanks to great neighbors. Then they ended up getting their power on and we had to wait another day. Thanks again to the backyard neighbors they hooked us up to their house for juice to our frig and freezer again. Without that we would have lost everything in our freezer. We did lose some things in the fridge. Here is what happened. The neighbors tree branch blew off and knocked down the powerlines in which knocked down the pole and broke it in half. So this was going to take them sometime to get our electricity on. Infact it took the guys 7 hours to get this all back together. They ended up digging in our yard to put a pole in. I was hoping they would find oil, but wishful thinking. I really appreciate electricity now. I forgot what it was like without air conditioner, no TV or no radio. The good thing is I didn't have to clean house or cook! (the pictures are from my son cell phone)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Easy Lemon Poppy-seed Bread or Muffins

My son requested to have me make lemon poppy seed muffins. So I checked into my recipe book and found a great and easy one to make.

1 pkg lemon cake mix
1pkg lemon pudding (instant) use dry
1/4 c. poppy seeds
1/2 c. oil
4 eggs
1c. water

Mix all ingredients until smooth. Pour into loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, or pour into muffin tin and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes

Monday, July 5, 2010

Hope you had a Happy 4th of July

Hope you enjoyed your 4th of July!! We decided to have a quite one this year. So it was nice not to go anywhere. Stayed home and watch movies. Did you see any specatular fireworks?