Continue to pray for our state. The evacuees are getting ansy and are ready to go home to access the damage. The mayor of New Orleans, as well as our governor, are asking people not to return just yet. There are state policemen located at various check points throughout the state and they are turning the evacuees away and not letting them back into the cities. Hopefully, it will be soon.
Well, it was bound to happen. And it did.
We lost electricity at 9:30 last night. I was so sleepy, so I went to bed rather early: 9:15. I was just dozing off when I heard it. Kinda like a "blip" on your TV just before it goes out. Well, there is was. The "blip" and then complete silence.
Wayne rolled over and said, "Do you know what just happened?"
"Yep!" I answered as I threw the covers back to get out of bed to go look for candles and my "magic lighter." Ugh!!
Alise woke up around midnight screaming and crying because there was no light in her room. I went and got her and brought her back to our bed where she slept between us. Even though the wind was howling outside, I fell back into a deep sleep.
Luckily, we were not without water. Wayne was able to get a shower early this morning via candlelight and head in to work.
Baby Girl and I slept until 7:00. The first thing she normally wants in the morning is a chocolate milk sippy but I refused to open our refrigerator. We still had no electricity. Try explaining THAT to a three year old! So we got dressed and headed to Mickey D's, which is about five miles from our house. The whole time I was praying that they would be open. They were and the drive-thru line was wrapped around, so we had to go inside...inside to about two inches of water on the floor of the restaurant. Yuck! I got the order to go and we headed back to my mom and dad's where Alise is staying today and tomorrow. My parents have no electricity or water.
I went back to our house to get ready for work in the dark. As I was walking out the door at about 9:15, our electricity came back on (Thank you, God!), but my parents are still without.
The weather is still nasty. There are dark gray rolling clouds - very "tornado-ey" looking. Even Alise noticed the dark clouds this morning. It is still raining, but we haven't had any of the flooding that down South has had. The wind is still a major concern and causing the majority of the power outages. Our ground was already saturated by August rains and so the roots are coming up out of the ground causing the trees to fall on power lines.
I got to work around 9:30 and have yet to be updated concerning patients and the circumstances inside the hospital. I know that we are currently not under lock down so that is a good sign.