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