Monday, December 15, 2008

Things are not going well.

And I'm not talking about the Christmas knitting -- that is moving along surprisingly well. Life, on the other hand, is throwing us far too many curve balls. Firatly, we have been dealing with some minor/major gastrointestinal issues with my poor little boy. Not an uncommon problem, apparently, but it has occupied many days of doctors appointments, ER runs, x-rays and days home from school and activities while we, umm, try to "clear up" the problem and keep his pain at bay. While in the midst of this, NH was hit with a major ice storm and my town is sadly one of the worst hit, with 95% of the town losing power on Thursday, with 60% still out as of Monday morning. The kids, dogs, and I have been vagabonds living on the good graces of friends and family since Friday while hubby does what he can (safely) to keep our pipes (and cats and rabbit) from freezing running a small propane heater at monitored intervals. He has been sleeping in a 47-55 degree house. LAst night while watching the news I saw footage of a National Guardsman warnigna Derry woman that it may be as long as 2 weeks before power is restored. Enough is enough! I am going to do my best to convince him to drain the pipes while I find temporary homes for the animals.
As one I'm sure can imagine, this also means a stand-still with dyeing. I'm very frustrated as I have a large order I had planned to get out the door by Christmas. At this point, I'm just hoping to be home by then.
Sorry for the downer post, but we can use all the good thoughts you can send our way. My heart goes out to all those WITHOUT a warm bed to sleep in.

11 comments:

pigbook1 said...

If you need someone to keep an animal or two I can. I am completely serious, let me know

spinpygora said...

Oh you poor thing! Am sending warm thoughts and prayers your way. I sincerely hope you get power soon and that your little boy gets better! We have power (thankfully), but am stuck out here on our hill - the road is currently impassible. Lucky for me I can "telecommute" and work from home. My husband, however needs to find something to do - or we'll both go insane!

Carole Knits said...

I'm sorry you've been affected by this storm - I know your area really took a whack with this. I hope your power gets back on very soon and everything settles back into a routine for your family.

cayli said...

I am so sorry for everything you are going through, it sounds just awful. I will say a little prayer that every thing gets back to normal for you really soon.

Marion said...

Just from the one day we were without power visiting my mother I can tell how wearing on the spirit this whole mess is. I know there is so little anyone can do, but hope that they get that power back quicker than expected. And that your son is feeling better.

Kathleen C. said...

My family were all hit by the storm (NH and Mass) but everyone is okay now. I sit here down in (comparatively) warmer VA and worry about you all...

Good luck and much wishes for safety and security...

Gigi said...

Here's hoping you are all back home together and healthy soon! Hang in there sweety.

Brenda said...

Life without electricity is no fun! We spent the weekend without power and are thankfully back up and running again. Hope you are soon! I think draining the pipes and trying to stay together somewhere warm is a wonderful idea. Good luck to you.

Julie said...

Oh Heather, I'm so sorry to hear you're little boy is having such difficulties. To be dealing with that and then getting hit with this storm just isn't fair.
I was out of power from Friday night until this afternoon; I think I would have killed someone if it went on much longer. Hopefully, the estimate you heard is wrong and you'll all be home very soon!
{{{{HUGS}}}}

Nora said...

Thinking of you and sending beautiful vibes. xx

Amy Boogie said...

Hang in there honey. If I lived closer you know you'd be welcome here.