Thursday, September 1, 2011

We're ok


"Harrington do you think the power will ever come back on?"

We made it through the storm, but we are still without power. Been 6 days now. Not fun, but at least our house is ok and we are safe. Many of our good friends are not so lucky and we have been helping them gather things from their homes and clean up yards. I'm borrowing internet from a business that has a connection. Hopefully, next week we will be back to normal. I have many things I will be celebrating. For one, I see we have almost 800 followers! Woo hoo!
Here is the pond in the back yard before the hurricane. Notice the fence.
Here is the pond during the hurricane. Notice the fence underwater!
I had to put Harrington and Hannah in the guest bathroom instead of the master bath as this bathroom is much cooler. On Sunday, it was over 100 degrees and humid as all get out! We have a generator that runs a few things including a fan to keep the bunnies cool.

Needless to say, they look at me through the bars of the playpen and tell me they're bored, hot, and these accommodations totally stink. Management has been informed.  ;)

Hugs to you and thanks for all your concern and well wishes. Keeping our bunny ears crossed for power and internet to return! We sure do miss visiting with you!

xx, shell, harrington and hannah

60 comments:

Barb said...

I sure hope you get power soon...

Sheila said...

Oh wow , that is a long time without power , hope it is soon restored and you can get back to normal. hugs

Lana said...

100 degrees with fur coats...Poor things...poor mama...I know she is worried too!!! I can honestly say...I know how you feel...we are IKE survivors... Hang in there, we will be here ready and waiting to celebrate that 800 followers!!!

Karen M said...

shell, its so good to hear from you! I hope the power comes back very soon. Hannah looks totally bummed about the situation. Good thing she has Harrington looking out for her.

Sewconsult said...

Good to see you here. Sorry that you have been without power. Hope you will be up & cool soon.
Beckie in TN

Sherri said...

Shell, I feel for you and the bunnies!! I was there was something I could do to help. I am so glad you are safe. 800 followers how awesome is that!! Be well my friend!!

Diane H said...

Good to hear from you! We've seen it all on the news up here in Canada. It hit east of us and has made an awful mess. Stay safe and hope your power comes back soon.
xxxx

webbsway said...

So glad that you and the bunnies made it through the storm. They are just so sweet.

Hoping you get electricity back soon. Carrying buckets of water to flush the commode is the pits. Does that show that I Know what you are going through. LOL : )

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shell,

Glad to hear that you are ok and have been wondering how you were.
Feel for you and the bunnies, without power and really hope that you have it back on real soon.
Take care and sending hugs
Carolyn

Kris said...

Yea!! You are all back and doing ok!!! Tell the kids that this is a life experience that will make them appreciate the wonderful care their mamma gives them!! Glad you are all okay and it looks like David's concerns were justified.!! Shhhhhhhh, don't tell him I said that!! Kris

MosaicMagpie said...

Glad the pond was in the backyard and not the house. When we have lost power, I spend half my time flipping light switches. Hopefully all will be back to normal soon.
Deb

Tina Eudora said...

Oh my goodness those two are just too adorable and my heart goes out to them, poor wee bunnies!
I hope and pray your power will be back on quickly and life can go back to normal for those two sweethearts...oh and you too of course...:)
Tina xo

Marsha said...

It's good to hear you and the bunnies are all OK. Hope your power comes back soon to cool the bunnies and get you back online.

Christine M said...

I'm so glad you're all safe. Hope your power is back on soon. Hugs, Christine

Jeanette said...

Good to see a posting from you & the bunnies. Hope power is restored soon for you. Hugs to you all,

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So glad to hear that you and your crew are doing well. Hope the power will be back on soon.

Fiona said...

Thanks for the update sweetie... glad to hear from you and that you are getting things back together... what an experience...
Hugz

StitchinByTheLake said...

Shell I was so thrilled to see you had posted! My worry was escalating. :) That pond is a scary thing - we live on a lake and it did that once since we lived here. My condolences to the bunnies but I'm sure all will be right with their world very soon. blessings, marlene

The Fab Furs said...

Glad to hear you're all OK. Hannah does look stressed--hope everyone's stress levels go down in the coming days. Good that you have a generator and good luck with getting power back.

Maree: said...

Glad to hear you are All OK Shell..
Hope you get Power again Soon..
cheers

Jade said...

So glad to hear that you are all safe and sound, but having no power all this time absolutely sucks! We lost power for only 4 hours, but it's a good thing that was it; otherwise, our sump pump wouldn't have worked and our house would probably be flooded now.

Mick and I will be thinking good thoughts for you getting power back soon!

Jo in TAS said...

So glad that you're all okay.
Hugs
Jo

Christina said...

I am so glad to hear from you. I hope you get your power restored very very soon. You and Hannah and Harrington take care of each other.

Joy said...

Even though the power loss is a pain, it could be worse ..... Shell, the main thing is that you're all ok. Sorry the bunnies are bored though ... they look quite sad in their playpen :o/.
Hugs,
Joy :o)

DebbieM said...

I hope you've gotten your power back on by now!! Gosh, I hate when that happens and you have been out for so long. Here's some happy thoughts coming your way, Shell. Hope you're all OK!

Lois Evensen said...

I'm glad to hear you are OK. I hope the power is back very soon!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Shell:
It is always hot and humid following a hurricane. That the part I REALLY dislike! So glad that you're safe and sound, and that you have the generator to help keep you and the bunnies cool. All of us who love you were worried and so happy to hear you're alright.

Looking forward to seeing your smiling face very soon!
xoxo
Donna and Tag

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I have been so worried about you and the bunnies--so glad you are all safe and that you don't any losses--except for electric and oh how we take that for granted until--we don't have it!!!
Hugs, Di and Miss Gracie

Michelle Ridgway said...

So glad you and the 'buns' are safe and ok.... sorry you have been so uncomfortable though. I hope some one gets on the power bike and starts pedalling real fast real soon for you all. Take care.
Michelle xx

Hef's Mom said...

So glad everyone is ok, get powerback soon!

Melody said...

Thank goodness you are all Ok I've been so worried about you all. Hugs to the hot little bunnies.

Edie Schmidt said...

Poor little buns they do look board. Hope your power will be restored.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Come ON, Power! Hang in there.

N. Maria said...

I am so glad to hear that you and the bunnies are hanging in there. You are a survivor, for sure..... Everyone needs a neighbor like you.
Hope the power is restored soon! Love you Shell!

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Glad you are ok. We had quite a bit of water damage and the power was out long enough for everything in my freezer to spoil. I love the bunnies in your 8/26 post (my birthday) with the legs out behind! Love, Linda

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh goodness, that water looks to close for comfort! Poor bunnies with their fur coats! I am in Orlando and have been through hurricanes and without power for a week......Miserable! You poor thing!

Carol

April Mechelle said...

I hate you are still without power! I figured the buns would get hot..lol Then they are laying right up against each other!! lol
I am requesting rain off this TS in the gulf for this weekend. My grass is dead and I know the folks in Texas are wanting Rain too!

Jillayne said...

Hey you! So glad to hear you came through all right - excepting of course the little issue of power - 6 days is a long time to be without but likely seems a small inconvenience compared to what others are dealing with.
Take care Shell!

Allie said...

SO glad you're ok - that water is scary! I'm saying a prayer you get your power back quickly, hon!

Clovie Boy said...

Glad you are okay, Shell!

Mary Beth Ticknor said...

I miss you all so much but am even more thankful you are all safe. Hope all returns to normal soon. I understand the misery you are going through as I live in Houston and hurricane's are a part of our lives. We seem to have one that may be headed our way in a day or so. Take care and hope things return to normal soon!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Glad you're all okay, hope you get your power back soon!

Kasia said...

Oh Im glad to hear you guys are ok! I really feel for all those affected in the storm! Hope your power is back on shortly!

Hugs,

Donna Nowicki French said...

Hey Shell, So glad to hear you are okay. I was going to call you to see how you did. Our car got totaled with the flood and we are not sure if Eric's car is going to be okay or not. It too was in the flood and has not started as of yet. We are okay though. Had a lot of wind damage to our house and fence and some things got flooded out in my husband's shop. Filled out an app for FEMA. Hopefully they can help with our cars. Love ya, Donna

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Relieved you are ok, sweetie!
{{hugs}}
Jenny
xxx

Jessica said...

Wow, look at that water! I am sooo glad you and the bunnies are safe and well.

Carrie P. said...

so glad to hear you are all okay. No power! I understand how you feel. One winter we went without power for a week and everything is total electric. We did stay warm with a wood stove, so that was good.You make do.

Love Bears All Things said...

I'm so glad to know you got through the storm with only minimal disturbance....Power outage is a bomber. We had the same thing happen after the April tornadoes. And then lost electrical appliances/machines because of the surge. I pray you have none of that.
The Bunnies look so cozy. I've often wondered if they have the run of the house or if they are confined to a certain area.
Mama Bear

Jan M said...

Relieved to hear you and your home made it through the storm safely. May power soon be restored, and life return to a more normal state.

SixBunnies said...

I am so very glad you are okay! That is some pretty significant heat and humidity. I am sorry. You have your priorities in order though ... generator put to good use: fan to cool bunnies! Prayers are with you!

Tonya said...

I have been very worried about you guys. I am glad that you found somewhere to give us an update.

I actually blogged about you this morning Sir Harrington. Someday when life is more calm I will send mommy the link so that you can see yourself in all your handsomeness and Lady Hannah in all her beauty.

Try to stay cool!

The French Bear said...

Oh Dear, I am so glad you made it through!!!! What a scary time for all, my stepdaughter was in NY at the time and they were stuck in a hotel......scary stuff!! So good to hear the bunnies are okay!!! What a long time to be without power, however if you are all okay I guess it's worth it!
Hugs,
Mags
xx

Becky~ said...

I love your bunnies.So adorable.I love your banner as well did you make that?Cute.Im a new follower to see if I can pick up some tips on quilting.Iam a wantobe quilter lol.

Debora said...

I hope things are back to normal for you all soon, Shell! How scary, all the water, too. Hugs to you!

Susanne said...

Hi Shell, we are so happy to hear that you all are ok, hopefully you have some candles so you can have some light in these dark days, I know that you for one are the helping hands in your community. So glad that to see that your beautiful house survived the hurricane
All the best from Sofie Amalie, Marie Louise, Rune and Susanne from Denmark

Rebecka said...

Glad your family is okay! That was a bad storm. Hope you get power soon!! Even without power you still can write a cute and funny post. Hope you have a good weekend.

bunnythreads said...

I'm over here in the Carolinas Piedmont- by Charlotte. Have you gotten a time on electric repair? We just got high winds- outage was minimal-came back quickly have electric back. Sending Prayers to you. If you find you are in need email me & you are welcome to my home with buns..Chocolate Chip will be the welcoming commitee... & will share his golden Timothy & treats.

Gloria J W said...

OOohh Shell, and the furry hoppies, I'm so glad you are all OK. We went through that nasty Yasi at the beginning of the year, and I didn't think there was any winds left to blow like that!!! I saw photos of the front moving in on your side and boy it looked so angry and so dark. Nasty, nasty things. Hugs to you all
Gloria

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

We were all so worried for you guys....thanks for letting us know your okay. The buns look in pretty good spirits in that last shot though I think. XO Mandy.

Megan Chamberlain said...

I am so late writing this to you. Was thinking about you and the beautiful bunnies when the weather was so dreadful and am so glad that you made it safely. At least the bunnies weren't stuck in the small room for too long.