Severe thunder storms this weekend completely derailed weekend plans. We lost power in the middle of the night on Friday and almost 72 hours later, still do not have power restored.
So what do you do when there’s no power in 100+ degree heat, when the weather service advises you to say indoors in the air conditioning?
You stare at the downed trees in your yard. You can’t clear them because they’re too big to cut with a hand saw and your chain saw is electric.
You wander the maze of your neighborhood trying to figure out which streets are blocked and if you can get out.
You cry because you know that you won’t get out any time soon… not with this massive tree laying on the power lines a block from your house.
You take a trip to Barnes & Noble…. and buy another cookbook that you don’t really need, along with a couple of new books that will overflow your bookshelves a little bit more.
You become extra thankful for good friends… spending
the day three days at Camp Karen with a bunch of friends – watching Madagascar and Cars II, watching the hubby play video games, charging your phones/computers, and drinking… a lot. You also partake in nap time, snuggling with your favorite 2-year old.
You show off your new drool-worthy cookbook and get suckered into making cookies. Thanks to Lindsay Landis from Love & Olive Oil for an awesome cookbook. It’s not often where I can look through a cookbook and want to make every single recipe in it. In fact, I don’t think that’s ever happened. Until now.
You reorganize your Pinterest boards. Instead of having one giant recipes to try board, I’ve split it up into courses. I need to start pinning more savory dishes instead of just desserts.
You attempt to save some of the food in your fridge and freezer…. either using friend’s fridges/freezers and by grilling for a crowd.
Thanks to all of our friends who helped out over the past few days, and who will be helping out in the days to come. It sounds like we’ll be at least another two days, if not longer without power. Send happy thoughts our way as we mooch off of friends and try not to make ourselves crazy.