Monday, December 15, 2008

E astern Sparkle

Right now, we've got power, cable and phone. It was a pleasant surprise to wake up and find that was so. But I've finally been able to watch the news and this return to civilization isn't predicted to last long. The reason? We've got high winds which are knocking restored lines down again. So I'm not going to get used to being connected.

I just wanted to say hi, let you know we're all right here. We've got a generator we've been using sparingly and enough wood to keep us warm for months. We've played chess, wrapped holiday packages and read by candlelight. We have cooked soup on the woodstove and even danced by firelight. All in all, we are faring well.

I see I've got lots of emails to answer but I hope you'll excuse me if I don't answer them until I'm sure the power will stay on. My first order of business? A hot shower and a hot meal!

Hope you're all well!


Jennifer Shirk said...

Stay warm!

Dru said...

Thanks for keeping us updated. Stay warm and safe!

Melissa McClone said...

Good to hear from you, Sarita! Sounds like your all set to be stranded for awhile! Enjoy the solitude!!! And keep warm.

Marianne Arkins said...

Lovely pictures! I wanted to take some when we got hit, but my battery was low and I couldn't recharge :-(

Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

Breathtaking. Those little red bits have got me intrigued!

Aussie J

Anonymous said...

Your photographs are beautiful, Sarita. Stay warm and Merry Christmas.

Natalie Acres
Author of Sex Party

Ceri Hebert said...

Glad you fared the storm too. It hit us hard, but got power back Tuesday. No woodstove to keep us warm, so after three nights of huddling under blankets in a 45 degree house, we were lucky enough to find a hotel. But things are slowly getting back to normal.

Beautiful pics! Mine were taken by a cell phone and not quite as nice.