8pm this evening marked a whole week of no power and I am DONE! I know we are among the lucky ones because we still have a roof over our heads and, for that, I am very grateful. I am not grateful, however, for PSE&G. I understand they have a lot of customers and we all want our power back and that's fine. What I don't understand or even like are the way they are dealing with restoration times. Let me explain...
Oct. 29, 8pm - power goes out
Oct. 31, 3pm - Estimated time of restoration is Nov. 5
Nov. 1, 3pm - Estimated time of restoration is Nov. 9
Nov. 2, 8pm - Estimated time of restoration is Nov. 3, 3pm
Nov. 3, 3pm - Estimated time of restoration is Nov. 3, 11:59 pm
Nov. 4, 8am - All customers will be restored by Nov. 9
See what I mean?
Anyway, we are very lucky to have my parents. They have a full house generator which kicked on 1 min after their power went out and we have been in and out since then. The girls and I are on day #4 of sleeping here and I use the word "sleeping" loosely. The girls have been sharing a bed and Em loves to talk to Jenna till she falls asleep...usually around 11pm. My sister has been sleeping here too with C & R. Well, her children are not sleepers and were wide-eyed at 5am, which meant the whole house was also up at 5am. Needless to say, we are all legless. My parent's power came back on on Sat. am. My sister got her power back last night and here I am with 2 girls who are very cold even going to the house for an hour. Again, I know we have it better than some people, I'm just having my own little pity party.
As I type this, the girls are sleeping in separate rooms and I am catching up on some shows. Matt is holding down the fort at home and, if nothing else, I look forward to seeing him again...at least for more than 5 mins at a clip.
Jenna's 6th birthday is coming up and I am sad to say we had to postpone her party due to Sandy's arrival and having no power. She understands but she's also sad and keeps asking when we are going to have power so she can have her party. :( We can't give her an answer, of course, because we are at the mercy of PSE&G. Hopefully, next time I post, I will be posting pics of her 6th birthday cake....it's gonna be soccer related.
My lack of sleep is catching up to me and I having trouble typing this.