Iowa Hurricane 2020

I was so close.  I was within a half a day on posts, had a night I went to bed before I posted and wouldn’t you know it… a hurricane blew through Iowa.  Ok, so it wasn’t really a hurricane.  It was what they call a derecho.  It was a storm with heavy rain, hail (although we didn’t specifically see any at our house) and winds clocked over 100 mph.  It knocked out power to several thousand customers across the state,  And so my day of writing Monday turned into a day of cribbage games and limited use of our phones.

Power for us ended up being out 31 hours (not that I was counting or anything) and think the deep freeze food is ok.  But definitely the refrigerator food is history and our freezer on the refrigerator is questionable.  Experts say 24 to 48 hours on freezer food in a power loss… I know the ice cream we had in there was very soft.

I know there are still houses dark tonight and one friend was told 3 to 4 days before it will be back on.  I am thrilled to be back on the internet and writing again.  It was just inevitable that I would once again fall behind because I was so close to caught up.  Be patient… I WILL catch up again.  Thanks!


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – inevitable

15 thoughts on “Iowa Hurricane 2020”

  1. We just recently invested in a whole house generator in the event of a power outage. We haven’t had to use it yet, but with high winds and wildfires around here at this time of year, it’s only a matter of time. I hope it works as advertised.

  2. I’m glad your power is back on! I know all too well how inconvenient that can be. I live out in the country, on a private well, so when the power goes out for a long period of time…we have no water…which means no water to flush the toilet…also no water for handwashing…or dishwashing…or showering. I always feel so unclean! The house; mostly the kitchen and bathroom, are always “icky” and I can’t stand it. If the power goes out in the hot & humid summer, then we have no fans or
    a/c. It’s just inconvenience, I know. But it always makes me more aware of how much I take for granted. 😮

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