Monday, September 22, 2008

Day 10

Today is Day #10 with no power. Some friends of ours got their power restored last Friday, so they offered us their generator. We've used it for the past two nights and it makes sleeping a little more bearable, but it's not nearly as great as we thought it would be. On Saturday night, the generator ran out of gas at 4:30am and the portable A/C unit had to be emptied of water twice, plus, at one point, we were both convinced that there was someone trying to either steal the generator, or at least break into our back yard.

Last night, we tried to turn on the generator later (we made the kids go to sleep without A/C!) and my husband only had to empty the water from the A/C unit once. When I left at 5:15 this morning, the generator was still running. My husband is going to try to get some work done at home this morning while using the generator to power the TV and computer. Computer for him, TV for the kids.

One thing we have noticed, however, is that without TV, Fellan has turned into a completely different child! On Saturday, at lunchtime, he spent the entire time coloring a picture. It's the first time he's ever sat still long enough to color an entire picture! We framed it.

And yesterday, he was helping Marxo with one of her 100-piece puzzles. We're thinking that we may have to ban TV from the house from now on.

Yeah, right, let's see how long that lasts...

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