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11:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Power went out at about 8:05 p.m. and has just been restored. Amazing. The storm is crazy. I'll take pictures tomorrow around the house and post tomorrow night. We can't see a thing because it is so black outside but we can hear the rage. The fury. Nature is freaking out around us. I can not imagine what it must be like to go through a really intense hurricance...don't want to know.

We called Nova Scotia Power right away. How long ago did your power go out, ma'am? Me; About 30 seconds ago. I had the phone number written down by the phone, just in case. Remember me; prepared for Armageddon??? A crew will be dispatched right away. We see or hear nothing for an hour. Mr C. calls back and tells them we have a 3 month old and 3 year old, shaving a digit off both for good measure...the woman reassures him that a crew has in fact been dispatched. I am in the bathroom with my lantern feeling very Little House on the Prairieish and wondering if my hair can really go tomorrow without being washed (we are on a well, which means we can not use water when there is no power...) when I see the lights of a power crew truck. We watch them from the window; amazing, the job these guys do. They earn every cent. Up in the bucket; blowing a gale and rain coming down in sheets. The lights turn on. Halleluja. But shit, we missed the Amazing Race....

How pathetic; this is all I miss...when people have recently lost their lives, their homes, their cities, their communities, their pets, life as they knew it. A small taste, not even. Really makes me think about all of them.

My hair could have been stringy tomorrow. I missed my favourite tv show. The house could have been a little chilly. Mr. C. would have gone to work in wrinkled clothes. We would have eaten donuts for breakfast. There wouldn't have been a hot cup of coffee. Big freaking shit.

Tonight I will pray for everything I have; the hugely wonderful things I have and hope and pray that the people who suffer from the wrath of recent storms will soon feel full again.

Hit Publish Post before the power goes again....

  1. Blogger Heidi said:





  1. Blogger OhioRuthie said:

    Shows what I know..I never thought of Canada as getting hurricanes...glad you are okay...thanks for the nice posts.

  1. Blogger No_Newz said:

    It's not pathetic. You remembered yourself in the end. If all you did was complain about missing your show, then you would have missed the boat.
    I hope your power stays on, and of course best wishes for others caught in the storm. :)
    Lois Lane

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Thanks Heidi;
    I hear Montreal got it bad too, though. We have another storm on the way today, supposedly.
    Don't feel bad; at least half of Canada doesn't know...

  1. Blogger dawn said:

    Do you have DSL? I can download Amazing Race and send it to you. But without DSL the episode will air in reruns before you finish downloading it...

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