Still no power and certainly no heat.
We camped out at my grandparents house last night with the dog in tow and that didn't work out as well as I'd hoped. Olive freaked out when everyone went to bed and we were still there. She has terrible anxiety problems (I wonder if I'm rubbing off on her in some weird way) and spending the night in a house she's not that familiar with was just too much for her. So, after being away from my dark and frigid house all day long, I gave up and went home sleepless around 5:00 this morning and tried getting in a few ZZZs there before I had to leave for work. Woke up this morning to plenty of hot water for a shower (yay!) but an aquarium full of dead fish (nooo!). I'm so upset about the fish, especially because:
#1) they're ancient in fish years. I've had them for close to nine years now.
#2) if they survived this incident, I figured they'd survive anything.
Guys, this whole power outage thing really sucks. The local power company keeps vaguely promising us that the heat and electricity will be back on by Sunday (yes, Sunday) and I don't know if I can hold out that long. I mean, I know I shouldn't complain because we're young and we have some place to go. But I keep thinking about all of the elderly people, or families with small children (my sister and brother-in-law also don't have heat or power and had to leave their home for the kids' sake), or people who are alone here who have no where to go and have to bear the unbelievable cold. Keep them in your thoughts because it's really awful. I'll never complain about losing power in the spring/summer/fall ever again.
But, on the bright side, the entire area is so incredibly beautiful. I stopped about a dozen times on my way home last night and took a bunch of pictures and I noticed quite a few people doing the same. And this morning...wow, this morning was gorgeous with the sun sparkling through the icy tree limbs.
Mother Nature can sure be cruel, but she makes up for it in beauty.