Sunday, July 1, 2012

7-1-12

2:30pm

We were sitting outside under the carport melting
in the heat and I was spritzing myself with the hose.
Then comes the wonderful sound of the air conditioner
fans coming on.  Everyone is hooting and hollering.
Earlier we went to Tony's work on a couple
of emergency calls then stopped in McDonalds for
a cheap meal and to soak up some air.
Then went around and got some more photos 
for everyone to see of the damage around here.

Great, there may be some isolated thunderstorms 
on there way.  They are rolling through Indiana now
and I hear there can be winds 60-80mph with
power outages.  That would really suck to just
get our power back on only to have it go back out.
These poor AEP people are working their butts
off out in this heat, long hours, trying so hard
to please everyone. Believe me, we were cheering
them on when we saw the truck rolling down the street!

The heat has started to make people irritated.
I know there was times we were getting
snappier than a snapping turtle because of it.

Well I calculated it and we have gone 22 hours
without electricity.

It's been so freaking HOT!  
(now you say... how hot is it?)
That Pakistanis are calling to complain
of the heat in their apartment.
Now that's HOT!
Their country averages 106 to 117 degrees in June!
You would think the heat wouldn't bother them here.

2:55pm

Mom called and said she can't get their air conditioner
to come on.  The fans not on outside when they 
turn it on.  Tony just left to see if he can
do anything.  I hope so!!!!


I forgot to mention yesterday that when the
storm rolled through Friday that I lost every
pear out of my tree in the front yard.
It was heartbreaking.  But the side yard
pear tree didn't lose any.


Yesterday evening we came back home.
We sat outside for a couple hours in the driveway
with the truck driver neighbor and his three
kids in the dark.  Got to see some nice
fireworks going off.  At around 11:30pm
the neighbor went home.  We decided to pack
up our blankets and pillows in the truck
and head back over to Tony's work to camp
out in a vacant apartment with ac for the night.
The ac was nice but the hard floor made our
backs hurt this morning.  You do what ya gotta do because
I'm sure our home was about 85 degrees inside with no
air movement and the outside felt just as muggy
with no breeze.



I feel like we've been living out of our truck
going back and forth from home to Tony's work
so many times I've lost count.
We've hung out at his work for hours on end because
I mean really what are you supposed to do
without power and in this sweltering heat?
We have our food, clothes, blankets, cooler,
you name it, in the back end of our truck
living out of it for the past couple of days.
Almost looks we've been on vacation again.

Here are more devastation photos
I got today from driving around.

No traffic lights still in many areas.
And you would think people would
remember to treat those areas as four way stops.
Some don't and you have to be very cautious.

Tony's work.  Some buildings missing shingles.




















 
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