The neighbors Bradford pear split—Half of it landed on my car, the other half crashed into our backyard. Max (who is a quick thinker in emergencies) went to Home Depot and got a gas-powered chain saw to cut the limbs from around my car. There’s not a single scratch or dent on it. A bent aerial—that’s it. Amazing! The last three days have been out of the ordinary, to say the least. We were without power 70 hours. Here are a few of my observations:
- I’m not as resilient as I thought.
- 54 degrees is cold inside your house.
- Tough times draw neighbors together. One neighbor borrowed my old-fashioned can opener to open dog food for his elderly labs. Meanwhile, he checked on and helped several retired neighbors.
- Max put the chain saw to good use helping get large fallen trees out of the street.
- Coffee (by the pot) from the local convenience store should never be taken for granted.
- Fast food is not fast when twelve cars snake around the drive through, and the lines inside are even longer. And no one complains. Hot food is worth the wait.
- Having no TV or Internet didn’t seem like much of an inconvenience.
- Cell phones are fantabulous!