It's been a crazy time in the Ohta house this Christmas. The storm hit us pretty hard and we ended up losing power a week ago today. My brothers, Jeremy, and I all decided to come home early because good ol' Matt Zaffino was predicting another storm to hit right before Christmas. None of us wanted to be stuck away from home on Christmas so we took off early. We got home to find Dad melting snow on the antique cook stove. We had no power. For those of you who have lived in the country you understand that no power also means no water.
We ended up going into "Town" where Grandma lives to shower a couple times during the week. We used candles, propane heaters, melted snow, slept on the floor close to the wood stove, etc for the entire week. We ended up eating McDonalds for Christmas dinner cause it was too difficult too cook a Christmas meal without power. We opened our gifts snuggled up in blankets and could see our breath in the room. It was about 28 degrees I think. There were no Christmas tree lights either. The funny thing is it was wonderful just to all be together for Christmas. I couldn't be more thankful and I don't think we'll soon forget it.
Today (7 days later) our power finally came back on. We had a couple false alarms early in the day where the power would come on, we would jump up and down rejoicing, then it would go off again 15 minutes later. But, we're back on now and it looks like it's going to stay that way!!!