A Tuesday Thunderstorm

Ka-Boom! Thunder cracked and I yelled out. Cats are hiding under my bed. If I could get under there with them, I probably would!

Our satellite lost its signal and we have no movies to watch. Boring, boring, boring. I could read but the power is flickering on and off. It won’t be long and we’ll be sitting in the dark.

I hate when the power goes out. When you’re on a private well, that means there’s no power for the pump to fill the water tank. You have to make do with the water that’s already in the tank but when it’s gone you’re SOL. If you’re lucky the power will come back on before you use all the dishes in the house or more importantly before the toilet is “all fulled up” as Dad says.

The second big thunder strike took out my lift chair, while it was in the “up” position. Damn. I’ll have to look and see if there’s a reset button. I doubt it. Guess it’s back to the old flip-lever recliner.

I miss my Wi-Fi. I’ve had the modem and satellite box unplugged for fear of losing it like I did my chair. Using my phone to write, upload etc. I have 4g but it’s not the best signal out here in the boonies. This is going to take forever…and a day.

12 thoughts on “A Tuesday Thunderstorm

  1. Deb, let’s hope the rain lets up and you get your power back. I sure hope Sammy is okay during all of this. He’s not even my cat, hell he’s not even your cat and I’m worried sick about him! I hope and pray y’all are ok. 🙏🤞😇 ❤️

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    1. We’re ok. We have 2 sheds that Sammy can hide in, safe from the weather. At least he ate twice today. Little pig. The rain has let up a bit and it’s quiet, for now. I just reconnected my wi-fi and Dad is back to his show: Master Chef Jr. I hope we have a quiet night. ❤

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  2. I feel for you, Deb. Just like your place, when we lose power it’s no water, no toilet, no heat, no nuthin’! I’ve been upta camp for the past couple of days and we have no power there…by choice. It’s always an adventure and fun challenge when you know the power won’t be there, but it sucks when you have it and suddenly lose it! Do you have a wood stove to help heat the place if you lose power during the winter?

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    1. I used to be a cross-country backpacker in my younger days so I love “roughing it” with no conveniences of the modern homes. We slept under the stars and sometimes in a tent. Loved it. But being at home where I’ve come to expect certain things…ok, take for granted….and being in my disabled condition, my life is difficult enough without losing power. Lol. And when the power is out for a long period of time, not hours but days, afterward the clean up is atrocious!!! Oh, and no we don’t have a wood stove but we have a propane heater. Thankfully, we don’t lose power often.

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      1. I like to be out in the woods, but being at camp lets me have a bed and an outhouse! I’m not sure if you call them ‘camps’ there. It’s what we call a cottage on a lake here. Confusing, I know! Cottages on the coast here tend to be 20-room mansions. Maine is weird.

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