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Stuttering Shell: the aftermath.

Friday, November 13, 2009

the aftermath.

As I type this on my Crackberry, all I can hear is the hum of the generator and the screeching sound of sirens. The only news updates I get are by way of tweets that the City of Virginia Beach and the Virginian Pilot put out on Twitter. Oh, and from the phone calls I receive from my parents who live just south of Washington, DC.

We are still without electricity. Its been this way for over 12 hours now. The electric company is hoping to restore power by 10pm on the 15th. Um, that's is only Friday (the 13th, too, no less).

I can't complain too much...the generator has kept our refrigerator and deep freeze running, its allowed me to make coffee and its charging my cell phone. And, while it sucks that the yard is a mess and I can't use my hair dryer today or watch QVC, at least I know my family (and friends) are safe.

Its still breezy and the sky is still spitting rain...but the remnants of Ida turned nor'easter is nothing compared to storms I've been in...storms some of you all have been in...

But, somethings gotta give. While I am grateful to be at home again today (my mental health really needed it), let me just tell you that being stuck at home with two kids and a puppy has not been a walk in the park. We are only on day two and cabin fever has set in. I am tired of breaking up fights about flashlights. I hate how the kids are trying to be louder than the generator -- and its outside! I think they are being silly when they won't go to the bathroom because its dark.

Thank goodness I have my lifeline...this Crackberry...and cold beer in the fridge (and, no, I am not drinking right now...what do you think I am, an alcoholic?!).

I wonder if the mall is open?? I could use a little retail therapy right about now, too.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes the mall is open !!!!!!

Nov 13, 2009, 9:48:00 AM  
Blogger Kaitlin said...

Hope the weather gets better!

Beer o'clock can come earlier today since it is Friday, ha.

Nov 13, 2009, 9:56:00 AM  
Blogger Lis @ ATruckerWife said...

I hope your days roughing it will go by quick. You guys really got slammed out there. Things were crazy out by me but my little neighborhood faired ok. My friends 2 streets down were a different story.

And remember it's 5 o'clock somewhere ;)

Nov 13, 2009, 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger Jules said...

I hope they can fix this before Sunday! I think I would be going nuts. You're taking it very well. I say you should definitely pack up the kids and head for the mall!

Nov 13, 2009, 12:25:00 PM  
Blogger Summer B. said...

UM - please go straight to the mall. Do not stop or eat or think too much about it. GO!

Nov 13, 2009, 12:33:00 PM  
Blogger BroncoMom said...


Yeah,its Friday the 13th. Do something nice for yourself. Retail therepy always works. Who says an adult beverage has to be after 5:00? Mimosa's, Bloody Mary's anyone?

Nov 13, 2009, 2:49:00 PM  
Blogger Chelle said...

Go shopping hon. You deserve it!

Nov 13, 2009, 5:56:00 PM  
Blogger Brittany Ann said...

In 2004 we didn't have power for a couple weeks after a hurricane. Hang in there! Throw a block party! Or a massive family eating party. When in doubt, eat!

Nov 13, 2009, 10:37:00 PM  

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