Im freaking out!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
We just had a bad storm go through our area. A tree fell and took out a power line right across my driveway. I called 911 while I was on the phone with the dispatcher the line started sparking and almost caught the branch on fire (about 10 feet from my house) God willing it didnt catch fire. The firemen put up caution tape up across the street so no one can drive by my house. So luckily I have a backup generator that is automatic. We have power thanks to that. Then the surge protector got fried that was hooked up to the modem and hubby's PC so I hooked the modem up to an extension cord to be able to access the internet. We have no weather sirens out here so we rely on TV and internet 100% for any alerts. Oh yeah and we only get satellite so if the weather is bad it gets knocked out until it passes and then we rely on the internet solely. Tomorrow, if consumers energy hasnt come out, there is a hidden access road (that was supposed to actually be a road that the township never put in) so we can take my truck and carpool to work until the tree and power line is out of my driveway. Ah the downside to living in the country.
I always joke that I live in Michigan where mother nature is going through menopause. Her moods are ever changing and once you get used to one she changes her mind. OK now I am going to attempt to go to sleep. My oldest cant sleep b/c the generator is right off of her room and it is loud so we are camping out in the living-room. And, I cant sleep because I am all worked up. We are all ok. Firemen and been out here and gone, there are no fires now to wait for the power company to come out and get this powerline outta here. Hopefully soon I dont want the generator running this hard. I paid way too much for it lol.