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Details, details

Dear faithful readers:

Here’s what’s happening.

1. We had the biggest windstorm since the Inauguration Storm of ’93. A million homes were without power, including ours (of course). I’ve lived on this island for 6 months and we’ve lost power at least six times. Anyway. Losing power at my parent’s house is no big deal. We lose power in style. We live the life of luxury without electricity. We’ve got a gas fireplace, a gas stove, and plenty o’ lanterns. We went about 24 hours without electricity. I got a lot of reading, embroidery, and eating done.

2. We got the house. The teeny tiny cabin in the woods. It’s ours on December 30th. Now who’s going to help me move?

I imagine that I’ll be sparse around these parts for the next few weeks. We’ll be off to the in-laws house for the days surrounding Christmas, then moving, and then off to some more in-laws for the famous drunken New Year’s bash. (Can’t WAIT for that one.) And then, even worse–I will be without internet at my new teeny tiny cabin in the woods for an unknown amount of time. I’m hoping a month at most. I’m so poor I can taste the top ramen that we’ll be eating for the entire month of January. Ah, there’s nothing like being destitute to ring in the new year.

But really, I actually am quite happy.




The Snow

So yesterday it snowed. I know that for some, this is an everyday winter occurrence. For us, it’s not. We are lucky to get snow, and even luckier if it sticks. It’s unheard of to be able to actually have enough snow to really play in.

The storm

Yesterday, we had a windstorm. I’ve noticed that since moving to The Island, we’ve had a lot of windstorms. On at least three different occasions, we’ve lost power. But the storm we had yesterday was a doozy. The tops of the trees were bending back and forth. The stoplights were swinging, the poles swaying. When I stepped outside, my long hair was lifted and was swept around and around. The wind chime at our front door was clanging violently. We lost power. The whole island lost power. Several counties around us, for hundreds of miles lost power. None of the stores were open. You can see the ocean from our back deck and it was full of whitecaps. The clouds were moving at warp speed. After things had calmed down a bit, a huge rainbow appeared on the horizon. We live on a hill, with a view of the city, so when the sun set, it was such a trip to see the entire town black, not one single speck of light. It was fucking insane and cool all at the same time.

The electricity stayed off all night long. Luckily we have a gas fireplace that kept us warm and a gas stove so we could eat dinner. My parents played monopoly with the boys and it gave B and I an excuse to get drunk. Oh wait, we drink every night-no excuse needed. By 8PM we were all so bored that we went to bed and woke up this morning with LIGHT. What an adventure.