Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Yippee!!! The power is back on!!

We expected the worst and hoped (and prayed) for the best.

Thank the Lord above, I am so grateful!!

We lost power around 7pm. We totally expected it and sure enough *poof* we were in the dark. The winds were strong and it rained pretty good, but this old 160 year old farmhouse is one tough cookie.

On the other hand, Gracie our Chihuahua didn't handle things so well. Before the storm even blew through, she started acting extremely bizarre. She literally walked along the sides of the walls in our home. She wouldn't walk through any room. She just crept along the walls. Then she'd stop and stare off. She was freaking me right out!

When hubs got home, he decided to take her down on the trail for a quick walk before the sh*t hit the fan. He said on the way back she literally took off ahead of him,
like a bat out of h*ll. Then she would stop, look back at him and wait
for him to catch up to her. Then she'd take off again and do the same thing
until they got home. He said it was as if she was trying to get him to hurry and follow her to get back home.
She was like a microscopic Lassie. All you old timers like me know about my Lassie reference. ((giggle))

Here she is this morning in her dog bed. Completely tuckered out from yesterday's excitement.
This is her "mummy paws" pose.


They say animals are very in tune to weather. She definitely was!
Oh and we found out she's afraid of flashlights. Not the flashlights
themselves, oh no. That would make too much sense. She's afraid of the light they emit. She is such an odd little dog. Which is why she fits in perfectly around here. ;> )

We're still under a high wind warning until later today. But we're pretty much in the clear. Others were not so lucky. Please keep them in your prayers and thoughts.

Happy Tuesday!
:> )


Heather Wise said...

I am so glad that your power is on! This storm certainly is a weird thing. I have a head cold and last night, when the low pressure moved over us, my ear hurt so bad! It still isn't right today plus a migraine. But safety wise, God is so good!

Okay, so here is my dog story. My dog would want to go out to pee. She would walk along the house, go to her spot, but then- nothing. So, she ran back inside and did her wet dance on my hubby's sleeping bag on the floor. All of the sudden, she squatted and peed right on it. She NEVER does that. Let's just say it was not a good moment for all involved.

Winds and rain are starting up again. I feel like that thing will never go away!

Blessings and prayers for your continued safety!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Heather, barometric migraines must be horrible! My hubs calls me the "human barometer." I get ill too. But I suffer with severe dizziness and lightheadedness.
I couldn't believe how low the pressure was around here! I have two vintage barometers. One is glass and it was literally dripping on the floor. On the other, the needle was as low on "Storm" as it could go. I've never seen that before!

I had to giggle at your furbaby's "wet dance" story. Although I'm sure your hubs was not a happy camper. But considering the circumstances, I'm sure he's able to laugh about it now. :> )
Glad everything is okay in PA!!

bayrayschild said...

So glad to hear from you Peanut.
I said my prayers for all who could be affected by the weather and still praying.
Your poor little Gracie sounds as if she may have been terrified.Give Gracie some lovin' from me.

Blessings, Audrey

Susan said...

Wow. Glad you are all ok. Hope Gracie is back to normal soon. I would have been freaking out by the perimeter walking. I've had cats that routinely did that, but never a doggie. Poor thing. They were talking on the news about the low pressure. Never before seen levels. Sheesh. Stay safe and give that baby a hug from me.

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Karin....prayers your all safe and sound......Sweet Gracie....Give her a big hug.....Blessings Francine.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Glad to hear everyone is o.k.
I want to crawl in the dog bed with Gracie ~ cold, windy and gloomy day here in WI.
Prayers and thoughts will continue for those effected by the storm.
Prim Blessings

Janelle Willis Hurt said...

Glad to hear you're ok Peanut!....
You could officially be a FL girl now, as this is the kind of stuff we deal with throughout our lives....and yes, those barometric headaches are the worst!

Ali said...

So pleased to know your ok Karin. we've seen some of the pictures from New York and that looks bad with the flooding.


Raymond Homestead said...

Glad you are all ok. Gracie is so cute bless her heart.

Carol Roll said...

OMG that pic is too Divine! Whew!!!! I'm glad ya'll are alright!

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