WE HAVE POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not only do we have electricity but I also managed to have the power to NOT reach through the phone and strangle the parishioner who was the first to get through after the alarm company's many calls and said, "You enjoy your vacation?!"
Lord, have mercy on his soul....
Speaking of the alarm company.... if the division of their service that keeps calling to say our ac power is low (ya THINK?!) and that our alarms are going off would coordinate with the service division that would tell me how to TURN IT OFF - well, that would be just great!
Things that are good....
My warm house.
Friends who called to say the power was on.
My parents for hosting 2 humans, a dog, a cat and a fish (the latter two are still there).
The electric companies from Illinios that are here to help. I waved and thanked each and every one as they headed back up the mountain where people are still without power.
My grateful dog who immediately celebrated by pooping in his own yard and settling down on the bean bag chair, under the tree, near the heating vent. Oh to be the dog.... (well, except for the pooping in the yard part. Thank God it never came to that).