Day 13 – I’ve Got The Power!

happy dance

Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies and everyone goes because sometime during the night, the power came back on in our house.

List of immediate actions:

  • head for home
  • turn on the heat
  • make ice cubes
  • go shopping

We all have our priorities.

POST-SHOPPING UPDATE: Home Depot was selling stuff the likes of which I have never seen before. All I really care to comment about was a Martha Stewart 2-pack of Christmas picks in the garden section. Plus they had these cute little solar powered realistic looking colonial-style candlesticks. On tall stakes. For outdoor use. I’m still trying to work how how that is supposed to look when installed.

Not too many people there making a claim. I chalk it up to brand confusion, I’d be looking for a red and white tent and maybe that guy with the voice.

Here’s the All State Claims Center set up on the Home Depot parking lot. Blue tent, not red and white. There was another bus with tables at the opposite end of the lot but I didn’t see what it was. The “Tide Loads of Hope” washing machine bus was in the Lowe’s parking lot. I find this all very comforting. I am of the opinion that if Paul Ryan could have gotten the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile to swing by, it could have changed everything.

What we really need around here are more dog pictures. Here is everything you need to know about the weather in NJ.

Can we come in now? How about now? Now? Can we come in? Can we come in now? Now?

Stedman and Rocco pretty much ignored each other for our week-long stay at our son’s house but they were united in their opinion that they both belonged on the inside of that door and not outside where the snow and the cold dog butts are.

7 thoughts on “Day 13 – I’ve Got The Power!”

  1. Ours came on about 3am this morning, but only after we had launched an all-out media blitz against JCP&L, enlisting the efforts of state senators, assemblymen and county freeholders.

  2. This is great news, just great! Hope normalcy fully takes over soon in Jersey.
    The only thing I can compare your experience to is digging out after a big blizzard in MN and why I never object to the sight/sound of a snow plow doing its work.

  3. So happy everything is returning to normal for you. Sorry about the car. Perhaps it’s a good thing it wasn’t the new car. The dogs look rather pathetic. Baby, it’s cold outside.

  4. Glad you’re back! I’m down in Middlesex county and we were one of the lucky ones. We only lost power for 5 days but we still had water and a stove. We stayed for a couple of days, but it got old really fast so we went to my sister-in-laws outside of Philly. It’s nice to be back to normal, it’s totally underrated.

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