Thursday, January 19, 2012
Memorable Happy 18th Birthday to Jacob!
Yesterday was Jacob’s 18th birthday. We woke up covered in a thick blanket of snow and no power. Tobin and I had to go into town to take care of a few necessary things and had to put chains on the car to get down the driveway and down to the main highway, then he pulled over and took them off. They had plowed, but it was still slow going. The city was just fine, mostly just rain. What little snow they had gotten was already melted.
I kept calling home to see if the power had come back on. At one point Jacob called the PUD (Tobin had already called them once in the morning) and they said they were still working on it. It was almost 6:pm when we got home and still now power. At that point it had been 13 hours. All our other neighbors had power but we did not, so Tobin called again only to be told that they thought they were done and had moved onto the next town! We were pretty frustrated.. but at times.. what can you do?? So we hooked up the batteries/inverters and had a little light, and could plug in our modem and router briefly and we got the camping lanterns lit and then started the barbeque. I had originally planed a Mexican Fiesta dinner for Jacob’s birthday.. but that wasn’t going to happen.. so we had bbq’d hamburgers instead! Since the day was so crazy I (or one of my girls) had not been able to bake a cake for Jacob.. instead we got very creative…
The whole evening turned out to be so much fun.. We spent our time together talking, laughing, and just having a great time.
Happy Birthday to my son Jacob! This was for certain his most memorable birthday ever!
Oh.. we did get our power restored at about 1:am.. 20 hours later…