Tuesday, January 07, 2014

If I Had to Choose

Soooooo, mid-Michigan had a little "excitement" over Christmas vacation.
A great big ice storm came through on December 21/22 and left lots (and I mean LOTS) of people without power. Fortunately for us, my family and I were at my mom and dad's house in northern Michigan until the 23rd, so we didn't even know we had lost power until that evening when we got home. (To a 46 degree house.)
We tried to make an adventure of the entire thing. Lighting candles, moving everything from the refrigerator into the garage, imagining what it would have been like to live in the pre-electricity era. I slept with a hat on, and usually with the covers over my face because my poor nose was getting too cold. What a treat it was to go to work - where there was heat! On Christmas Eve we decided to go to the movies, because it gave us something to do (It gets kinda boring around the house when everything is pretty much DARK by 5:00...) - AND we knew it would be warm there.

Our power came back on late in the evening Christmas day. We'd only been "without" for 48 hours, but it was such a relief to have it back. (I know. Our First World problems...)
Through the whole thing I have come to one certain conclusion:
If I had to choose between having heat, light, or the ability to cook? I would choose HEAT without a doubt.

This girl does not do well in the cold. *brrrr!*

Did you have any adventures in the past couple of weeks?



Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, so sorry to hear about your Christmas eve adventure with no heat! I was wondering how you and your family were doing with the storms going on out there. Sounds like you all made the best of it. Let me just say, unfortunately Christmas time for me was an extension of the very tough year I had. hugs***chera

Karen Hossink said...

Chera - Yes, we made it.
I'm sorry to hear about your troubles. Praying 2014 will be a better year for you. ((hugs))

Anonymous said...

Thank you for keeping me in your prayers. hugs***Chera