Thursday night, we went to bed to pouring rain outside. We woke up to massive snow. The north side of our house had so much snow stuck to the windows that it was impossible to see out. Out the front of the house it was snowing so hard that I couldnt see across the street. Isaac's playdate/egg dying date was canceled due to road conditions.
Shortly after 830, the electricity started flashing on and off. About 900 am it went off for good. So then Isaac was mad that we couldn't color eggs at all, we couldnt boil eggs without power. Also, in our co-op no electricity means very little water pressure and/or water since the water pump is electrical too.
About 100, we were starting to get cold, so I called Todd at work who talked me through how to take the fireplace off of electricity and put it on batteries. So then we could hang out down there and at least be warm even though it was a lot darker than in the living room.
Todd got home from work about 220 since his place of employment did not have snow removal lined up and they didn't want any one to be stuck there for the weekend. He had also talked to the power company about the outage, I guess they had a lot of lines down so they told him to expect 2-3 days. So we had a plan all in place. Isaac could sleep in the family room and try out our new hide a bed couch, we could use the guest bed. The fireplace would be able to keep both those rooms warm. We filled up some water jugs for when the water tank was empty, and we could cook in the camper which uses gas, or on the grill in necessary.
But luckily, the power came back on around 330, it was flashy at first, but then stayed on. Wow we were so fortunate. I just pray that the rest of the outage was fixed just as quickly.