OMGosh....what a couple of days it has been! Ya know, I feel like I lead the most boring life but yet it seems like there is ALWAYS something going on...how can this be??
We had a terrible storm roll thru our area on Tuesday night.....it had looked like rain a big part of the day and I finally got off my big ol butt and photographed my LO for the Design Dollies Sketch challenge for this week....so if you make it thru this LONGGGGG post you will see a layout I promise! Can't promise it's actually worth waiting for......so proceed at your own risk....I know some of you enjoy my babbling :)
So no sooner than I got inside the rain started. Not too awful bad at first, summertime in the south brings LOTS of pop up thunderboomers due to our outlandish humidity levels. Next thing you know we are looking at 70 MPH winds and looking outside the window I begin to see bits and pieces of our roof shingles flying past the patio. Not good.......we really need a new roof anyway! Then at roughly 8:30 pm.......BOOM! BOOM!! Out went the lights! And they stayed out for 22 hours. UGH!!! Now, it really wouldn't have been so bad if ALL of the boys had been at friends houses and spending the night or something. I think I would have rather enjoyed a nice day of no power, no phone, no kids, and just snuggling with my honey and listening to the storm. Sounds sooo romantic huh?
Well, back to reality...... 5 kids, no power, no xbox, computer, cartoons and too rainy to go outside. Lots of whining, fighting, complaining.......fun times! Brandon kept going on about wanting a generator.....Jacob couldn't charge his phone and was going thru texting withdrawl.......Steven kept going thru the house flipping on light switches, as tho that would magically restore power to all of Knoxville.....Bob was going thru FB withdrawl and tried to log on with his cell but guess what?? No cell service!!!!! PERFECT!!!
When dark came we lit every candle I own and sat in the living room and played scrabble, uno, trivial pursuit....you name it. Then we moved on to charades, which was actually quite fun :) So it wasn't too bad on Tuesday night....but Wednesday the novelty had worn off and everyone was getting on each others nerves. Power was finally restored about 6:30 last night. So many trees down everywhere that our electric company is having a really hard time and those poor souls are working around the clock. As I type there are still about 50,000 in Knoxville without power. Not a typo! They are talking like it will be days before power is restored everywhere. Oh, and it is supposed to rain again today!!!
I feel very blessed we were spared any real damage....just the stray shingles and a sheet of siding off the house. People right down the street lost a car.....smashed......and there are several just in my general area. I am going to try to get a few photos later while I am out...I know you are excited :) LOL
Soooooo this week the Dollies have an awesome sketch challenge! Sometimes the simple sketches are really the hardest for me. I tend to overthink them....this one leaves lot of room to let your imagination take over. I stuck pretty close to the sketch.....I am still trying to get my mojo functioning properly.....lol. Here's the sketch....
And my take using some goodies from MME....Abbey Road I think. And I know y'all already know this lil superstar wearing his big brother's shades :)
I just got my hot little hands on EP's "Playground" a couple of days ago....the day the power went out in fact.....lol. And I can't wait to tear into it!!!
I have PT today so I will check back in later!!! Thanks for visiting!
Oh and BTW......."Boom, Boom....Out Go the lights!" ......Pat Travers......enjoy :)