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Electric! Power! Juice! – We Got It!

OGEOG+E to the rescue!

Monday, February 25th, a blizzard hit Northwest Oklahoma and knocked our power out, as well as thousands of others. 

Wednesday morning, as I layed in my nice warm bed reading a good book, my phone buzzed. Ree was texting to tell me our show would be on this weekend. All I could think about was how we probably wouldn't have electric, and we would miss it. I kept thinking, thank goodness for re-runs. 

We thought we might get power back Thursday night, and half way expected it to come on in the middle of the night, but it didn't. 

We were running out of wood, water, and patience. I tried to keep a positive attitude, because really things could have been a whole lot worse. 

We had adopted the "If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down." motto for the bathroom. Our house is all electric, and we are on a water well. This means when the electric is out, so is the water. McD packed a couple of ice chest full of snow, put them in the shower and let it melt so we could continue flushing the toilets. Aww, country life! :) 

We broke out our camping gear. Cooked on our new camp stove, and carried a lantern around at night. It was great for light, and it put off a little bit of heat. 

One evening I sent my friend Brando a text telling her I felt like I should be writing a letter by candlelight like Little House on the Prairie days. Instead, I read. (Book review coming soon!)

Friday afternoon, I went to get some more firewood from our neighbor and made the comment that hopefully I would get the wood, make it home and the electric would be on. Well, well, well that is exactly what happened.

I know the OG+E people probably won't see my little ol' blog, but if they do…Thank you! Thank you to all the linemen that worked day and night to get power back to everyone. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!  

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  • Reply jane March 4, 2013 at 11:54 am

    ours came back on wednesday night but we were all tucked in at my mothers….thank goodness she invested in that generator!! watched the show on saturday, you’re a star! i’ll bet it was fun to film plus you got a great meal out of the deal also.

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