A Week to Forget

Last week was one of those weeks that, let’s just say the weather sucked! I had a great list of things to do and all my plans were coming together nicely. Then Mother Nature turned into a bitch!

On Monday it wasn’t too bad, maybe a light dusting of snow. But it was a holiday and the kids were out of school, so I didn’t get much done at all.

Snow: 1 Work: 0

Tuesday, came and the roads were a little icy, with a 2” of snow. The kids start school at 8:50am, but when I first woke up school was delayed 2 hours, but an hour later they cancel school completely. So kids were home again.

Snow: 2 Work: 0

Wednesday – Schools cancelled once again. Overnight an additional 4”-5” of snow on the ground fell. Okay, this is getting old already. My whiteboard list is just filling up quickly with more stuff to do.Since all I could do was think of things to do.

Snow: 3 Work: 0

Thursday- The day from Hell! It started snowing lightly, then the ice storm hit. We picked up about an inch and a half of ice, tree branches were breaking, power, cable, and telephone wires were covered and started hanging lower and lower, and then BAM! Power goes out! Great, just great. I think the kids have just about had it with me and the snow. There is only so many times that you can go play in the snow and it be fun

Snow: 4 Work: 0

Friday – Once again school is cancelled; kids are home and this time, no power!  No Power, No Work!

Snow: 5 Work: 0

Finally after 37 hours our power was restored. Thanks to the lineman who worked through rough weather conditions to get us back up and running. Our city has 118,000 residents and at the height of the storm there were about 29,000 without power and over all, there was close to 350,000 in Western Washington that lost their power.

What a fun week that was….not. This week can only be better, right?

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  • esnagel January 24, 2012, 11:11 am

    Ouch! Back in October, 2006 we had 189 hours (7 days, 21 hours) without power. That meant no work 🙁

    At least you have stuff to do now 🙂
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  • Joe Sousa January 24, 2012, 12:53 pm

    Gotta love it when life gets in the way of work like that. Back in 1994 or so we had a huge ice storm that knocked out power at my house for about a week and then it dropped down below zero for a couple days. That was a very cold week.

    But now you just get to work twice as hard this week! Things are looking up.
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