Thursday, September 1, 2011

Unnatural events

I've been missing from the blogosphere recently. The primary reason for this is that Casa Rockstar was out of power long enough for us to throw all the food that was in the refrigerator away and we found out what it was like to be without land line phones, cable or internet for 5 days. Everyone is safe and no damage to the house itself although there are a lot of trees down in our area. Many people near here are still without power (and everything else) and driving around without traffic lights gets to be challenging at times. Even so, it could have been worse. One of the downsides is that there hasn't been nearly enough quality training and time is running out.

We've had the biggest storm here in 26 years and an earthquake. What's next?

12 comments:

Anne said...

Really glad to hear that you are safe. Sounds like it was pretty rough in your part of the world over the last month! Take care...

Michael said...

Definitely glad to hear you were all safe and no damage to the house. Food is easy to replace!

Thanks for the comment on my blog. After I find out what the deal is with my shoulder I might hit you up with some questions for sure. Thanks!

Forward Foot Strides said...

Oh man, glad to hear you're safe, but what a thing to go through!!!

Lisa said...

glad you are okay. you are due for some extreme-weather-free days.

Kate said...

Hopefully it's smooth sailing for the next few years!

I feel your pain with the loss of power. A few years ago we were hit by an ice storm. No power for 5 days (and since we didn't put our food OUTSIDE, it thawed in the refrigerator/freezer enough that we had to throw it away. Meanwhile the fish in the tanks froze to death. Ironic.). What it taught me is that I am NOT a trooper. By day 3 I was cracking.

Glad you're all OK, and I hope things are back to normal very soon.

Ewa said...

Glad to hear everybody is OK.

:) but 5 days without internet? how did you survive THAT? :)

And yes, you are crazy spending $575 on a race. :-) It is a good crazy though, I think.

Jason said...

Happy to hear everybody is safe and healthy.

Everything else is stuff and stuff can be replaced.

Carolina John said...

Yea, glad you guys came through it ok. We didn't lose power but there were plenty of trees down in the area.

Lora said...

Glad Casa Rockstar is intact. I know what you mean about finding out what life's about without the power. Here's to hoping you do NOT find out what's next.

Caroline said...

Happy that you and family are all good...this must have been scary..
no nned to know what is next, that is plenty!!

Teamarcia said...

Yikes! Cant imagine being powerless for that long. Sorry your training is taking a hit but glad you're all ok.

Travel / Surf Guy said...

Really pleased that you and the family are safe and well.

From someone who is continuing to live through a series of earthquakes (over 7,500 in the last 12 months)- almost everything can be replaced except your family.

Take care and stay safe !!