100 lb. Club - Still alive! Boy, what a storm season!!!!

12-14-2006, 02:22 PM
Hi everyone,
I just want to check in while I have power :crossed:

We are having the fall/winter that is breaking records left and right.
We've been battered by two record breaking windstorms this week and another one is on the way right now.
Our power went out on Monday afternoon, and only just came back on last night. It was a rotten, cold, dark, sad few days :(
It's all quite traumatic after what we went through last year, with the tree destroying my Mom's house with her and my kids inside!

Now there's a storm even bigger than the other two on it's way for tonight/tomorrow.

Pile this on top of the insane snow from a couple of weeks ago, and the wettest/windiest November in ages.....and I've about had ENOUGH :mad:

This weather has pushed all of my Christmas preparations way back, now I have to work triple time :lol:

When the power came on last night, the tears boiled over as I ran to turn the thermostat WAYYYY up...it was so cold in here with no other source of heat.

Please keep your fingers crossed for us :angel: :goodvibes: :crossed:....that we get to keep our power during this next wave.


12-14-2006, 02:45 PM
Bless your heart!! It must have been awful! If you trade out snow for rain and heat for cold, I've been in the same situation!

Hang in there, sweetie!

12-14-2006, 02:49 PM
OMG Linda, how absolutely horrible. You guys must have been frozen solid. I can't even imagine it. I could see where that could mess up your Christmas preparations, but at least you're all safe. I hope the upcoming storm turns out to be way less severe then predicted. I most definitely will keep my fingers, eyes and toes crossed for you. Hang in there. Stay safe. Please let us know how you weather the next storm. :hug:

12-14-2006, 03:22 PM
Please be safe! How awful!

I think I'd start looking into a gas generator for the house so you could at least have some partial power in the evening. (For family time if nothing else).

It's so hard to keep the kids calm in times like this. Makes you wonder how the pioneers did it.

12-14-2006, 03:33 PM
LINDA...I'm so sorry for what you've had to go through!:( We've had horrible weather here too, and we're under a very high wind warning starting for tonight again. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.:hug:

12-14-2006, 09:19 PM
Linda, glad you're safe! I hope this storm that's headed our way (billed as the worst windstorm in a decade or something like that) isn't going to affect you, too. When I see the weather maps on the news, I've noticed that you guys have gotten some atrocious weather this winter.

Off to get the flashlights and candles in order, just in case.

12-15-2006, 01:09 AM
Yep, Sheila...that would be the same storm alright!!! We're not really that far away from each other, are we? there's only Washington between us.

We're OK so far :crossed:

Thank you SO much everyone, for caring and sending us your support :)


12-15-2006, 01:36 AM
Linda, that's no good at all. Here's hoping that the bad wather moves away really quickly - and that your power remains on. :hug:

12-15-2006, 03:47 AM
Linda - I am willing the winter to be over now, and it's just begun! The snow was like, fun... but I was so happy to see it go. You guys on the island are really getting battered this fall.. hopefully this one won't be TOO bad! We are expecting the same here, and it was getting really gross when I got home at 10:30pm from my neighbours. Fingers crossed that your power stays on!

I guess this is the one time I should be thankful for my mother and this one house we used to live in - it was wood heat only. It's either REALLY cold or REALLY hot, lol.

Sheila - I was watching something on TV from Seattle, they are getting it really bad, so looks like we might all be hit with the same storm.

I guess if none of us are posting tomorrow everyone will know our power is out ;) Be safe...


12-15-2006, 09:49 AM
Linda I will keep my fingers crossed for you. The whole situation must be so stressful. Here are warm thoughts for you :goodvibes: I hope your power stays on... and I hope your holiday preparations get done faster than you imagined. Take care.

12-15-2006, 12:37 PM
Sorry to hear that you all are in for yet another storm in the north west. Hope all of you up that way are safe and warm.

While you all deal with the snow, wind and cold, we in the south east are having record breaking warm temps. It is 61 here today (in Virginia) and it is to be even warmer over the weekend. Wish I could send some of this your way.

12-15-2006, 02:09 PM
I'm over here in lovely western washington, and we're getting those crazy winds and snow storms, too.

Luckily, our power hasn't gone out from the windstorm last night... although it was flickering pretty crazily.

The rain yesterday was amazing, it flooded most of our streets...

Anyways, hopefully your power stays on this time!

12-15-2006, 02:11 PM
Good luck Melissa.

12-15-2006, 03:21 PM
Melissa - where are you? My brother is in Seattle... luckily he lives on a hill and everything flows down. Same with me.. it's amazing to watch the roads completely wet and running down the road like a river.

Linda - how'd you fair?


12-15-2006, 03:35 PM
:hug: Sorry to hear that things have been rough!!

Did your power stay on??

12-15-2006, 03:40 PM
I love your ticker...where did you get it, Jacobsmommy??

12-15-2006, 03:43 PM
Linda, hope you didn't get hit too badly. I'm eager to know how you are!

The coastal areas in Oregon had incredibly high winds, but that's fairly normal during the winter. I was watching NW cable news and saw that one of the floating bridges in Seattle had been closed because the water was over the top.

When I went to the gym this morning, everybody was talking about power outages all over town, but we didn't have any in our neighborhood. And I even got the laundry and dishes done, and washed my face and brushed my teeth early in case the power went out. Maybe all that good planning saved us?!? Anyway, the worst we got was that the cable TV went out so we couldn't track the storm.

12-15-2006, 08:21 PM
Vancouver area was hit in the oddest of ways... malls are closed all over the place! It sounds odd for me to know all of this, but my bf is a manager in a store and there are 3 of their locations closed. Which also means all 3 of those malls are closed.. so crazy. Can you imagine 3 cities have their malls closed on a friday before christmas.. I can't wrap my mind around it.

Sheila - good to hear your power is still up.



12-15-2006, 09:15 PM
I'm heeeeere! :) :wave:

You guys are the BEST :yes:

We are just fine, the power stayed on. The wind was picking up by the time we went to bed at midnight, and I managed to sleep through it, and so did the kids. The Island did get hit really hard, but I suppose we had our bad luck and someone was looking out for us the third time around!

I'm so happy to have that over with (for now)

:hug: :hug:
Off to Rudy's Christmas party

12-19-2006, 01:42 AM
How is everyone fairing?? Is it all over now??

12-19-2006, 09:54 AM
I was thinking about you guys yesterday with all the wacky weather that is going on out west. I am glad everyone is okay. (I won't speak about the weather that we are having in Ontario)

12-19-2006, 10:12 AM
Is it as good as we have had here in Virginia??