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Ike blew out our power- 1000 miles from the coast.

September 17th, 2008 at 07:49 am

Well, we just got power back at our house. The remains of Ike blew through here at 75 miles per hour plus Sunday night, and knocked out power to all of central Ohio. Even I was surprised. Our power just came on this morning.

I'm upset because I had just stocked the freezer with homemade pasta sauce from my garden, shredded fresh garden veggies, a whole lasagna I was planning to make later. Basically, my grocery budget and grocery challenge are blown this month because of this storm.

We had to drive 40 miles south to find an open restaurant yesterday, then we camped out at our sister's, who has power, for dinner. I have been living on bananas and peanut butter with crackers and water since Sunday. I'm over it.

It reminds me that I either need to get a generator OR I need to get a gas stove so I can still cook when the power is out.

3 Responses to “Ike blew out our power- 1000 miles from the coast.”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Wow, that's pretty wild.

    You guys have a grill?

  2. thriftorama Says:

    We do. But we were out of charcoal and the stores were all closed. By the time they opened, the meat was bad. Good idea, though.

  3. swimgirl Says:

    We had a big storm last January, and lost power for several days. It's paralyzing! We had a camping stove and BBQ, but didn't really think of using them until the power was almost back. And forget going to the store. Most stores were closed (no power) and those that were open didn't have batteries, bottled water, charcoal, crackers or cereal or bread, candles, matches, etc.

    Ice was another biggie. No one had any.

    So sorry about your groceries! That is a huge bummer!

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