Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Friday, July 29, 2011

3 Dogs, 3 Inches, 3am Power Outage, and 3 Cherry Pickers

We used to have one brave little dog that wasn't afraid of thunder storms and other loud noises. While big dog Glory shook and trembled, and little Sunny ran under the bed, Pappy always went about his normal business without a worry. Until last night.

Pappy was in the process of raising his leg for a final 10 pm pee when lightening struck nearby with a sonic boom clap of thunder. All thoughts of peeing were forgotten and he ran for the door. He was my shadow the rest of the night.

And the night was long. The storm went on and on. We got almost three inches of rain accompanied by much lightening and loud thunder. It went on for hours. There was almost no sleeping as we comforted dogs and waited for the inevitable power outage.

Three being the lucky number, it was 3am when the transformer and some power lines went down in front of the neighbor's property. Then there was calling Consumer's Power by flashlight and juggling backup oxygen tanks. There was not much sleeping.

10am this morning the first Consumer's truck arrived. It must have been a mess back in the swampy woods because it took three cherry picker trucks and a pickup two hours to repair everything and restore power.

So far today DH and dogs are catching up on their sleep. I'm planning to join them soon. I need a three hour nap. At minimum.


Carrie said...

Yuck. Your weather has been the pits this summer. Hope it gets better...fast!

Dorothy said...

Boy, record breaking heat and now violent thunderstorms. I say you've had your share of bad weather. Hope you get some rest and that Pappy's fear is only temporary.

Susan said...

Poor Pappy. I've been lucky to have dogs that don't seem to react much to storms but I'm sure that a clap of thunder and lightning nearby would make any of them tense.

Cindy W. said...

I thought you were going to say something else. Glad it is not. My cat runs for cover when we have a storm. My dog is slowly losing her hearing so no longer afraid. Other cat does not faze her. What storms are coming are bad and fast. Take that much need nap.

thistledown musings said...

Consumers is great! They usually have us back on line within 8 hours.

Jean said...

Poor dear little Pappy, wishing you cooler temps and less humidity. Don't you wish you could bank a few degrees add them to one of your colder winter days. One summer many years ago I had frozen water in a milk carton and ran a fan across it, but with your high humidity it probably wouldn't help much.