Safe at Home, I Think

What it feels like to have the power restored with things slowly getting back to normal. Thanks to all who helped.

As of this afternoon, Thursday, Nov. 8, we have lights and heat.

Actually we had power for a brief time yesterday and were staring to put away the blankets, candles, and flashlights when we heard a large popping sound in the back. One flicker and then it was back in the dark.

This time it was a snow storm that reeked havoc on the power lines and back in the dark we were. Fortunately, we hadn't unpacked our "go bag," as yet and we did not need much persuasion to just unplug the appliances and get in the car to venture out for a place to stay. We found one thanks to the many offers we had from friends and family. As they say, you really find out who your friends are in times like this.

Sadly, you find out who is not as helpful as you thought as well.

Hopefully, readers are safe and sound today and lives are starting to get back to normal. The gas lines are not as long. This afternoon the station on the corner of 112 and Hallock road was open with lines just starting to form. Other stations along 112 heading north are open as well. However, gas is getting expensive.

On a good note, the restaurants in Port Jeff Village are open for business and ready to serve. The Village Way is a good choice with a comfortable fireplace dinning room, great salads, and sumptuous seafood dishes. Hot soup in a bread basket is always a favorite for lunch at The Steam Room, opposite the ferry. All the restaurants are good and they are all open with many participating in Restaurant week. It's nice to get out if you can.

Thanks to all who helped and called us during the storm. We really appreciate it.  As for those who were cuddly for most of the storm with power, heat, and hot water and chose not to venture out to ask if others were OK, and you know who you are, thanks for setting such a fine example of what not to do during a time when everyone needs to pitch in and help. In Port, I am glad to observe, they are the minority.

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