For the first time in over two weeks I am sitting in bed typing on my laptop. That's right, late this afternoon the power finally came back on. In anticipation, since my neighbors across the street got theirs 2 hours earlier, I scrubbed the bare refrigerator and freezer. It was cathartic in a way and it has n0t been this clean in a long time. Now it is stocked with cold beverages and nothing else and the freezer is bare save for 2 bags of ice. Slowly but surely we will replenish our variety of condiments, fruits, vegetables and various frozen items. We lost a few hundred dollars worth of fish so I never want to stock either as fully as before.
I have run the dishwasher and have done 4 loads of laundry. I changed the sheets on the bed and tidied up the bedroom. After all this I took a nice warm shower, which I have been able to do since we have a gas water heater, but now I get to do something I have not done in a week.... blow dry my hair. It really is the little things that sometimes mean the most.
And finally, for my Jewish readers, have a very Happy New Year. I, for one, am very grateful that my synagogue has power, my bf will be attending services with me, and hurricane season is almost over. L'Shana Tova!
3 weeks ago