Monday, September 15, 2008

Just Like The Amish

Man, I don't know how the Amish do it. It is 7:30 pm, and we have been without electric for at least 24 hours, and it isn't any fun. Rumor has it that the electric could be out until Thursday. How exciting. Most of Lisbon seems to be without, a lot of Salem, Leetonia, and who knows where else. My nieces didn't have school today because the electric was still out there, but I think it is on now. Vicki and Steve are fortunate enough to not have lost theirs. My friends Kimmy and Kevin are out in Leetonia.

We are fortunate here. There are a couple of big trees, and they weathered the wind pretty well. The yard was covered with small branches and twigs, but nothing like I saw in other people's yards where whole trees and huge limbs are down. The neighbor lady had a fairly large tree go completely down - nice it fell in the direction it did, or it would have fallen across Mom and Dad's garden. And thankfully we have the generator, though it will be shut down at bedtime.

My friend, the generator. Only thing is, it uses gasoline, and we all know how much that costs nowadays..........

View #1 of the downed tree. Oh well, the neighbor lady sells firewood and seems to love cutting it up.

Close-up of the tree. OK, I was bored!

Final view of the tree. Looks like she has her work cut out for her.

And here is what the covered over creek looks like now. Grass is starting to sprout up. I guess September is the best month to plant grass seed, so it should do well.


krledu said...

Hey don't complain. Be happy this only happens sometimes. Electricity and water sometimes go on and off at random here. And if we do have it, its very low. What a baby! :)- LOL