Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Taking Refuge in Renton

Here's a storm report from member Bette Filley, Dunamis House:

The good news is, we've got water and a working gas range. (But no way to wash dishes). Our yard is a foot deep in broken branches, but none broke anything or came through the house or barn on the way down. Darn! And we just finished cleaning up all the broken branches from the storm of December 26, 1999.

The bad news is we've got no electricity, no phone service, no cable or internet service. The house went from Warm and Christmassy to bitter cold, dark, and clammy. Several trees are lying across the road coming toward our place, and when they fell, they took the phone poles with them. the street is a jumble of cables and wires.

Our daughter east of Renton got her power back today (day 4), so we've all barged in on her with our empty tummies and dirty laundry.

The power company says they still have 200,000 customers to go, and they're out of telephone poles. They're got to bring in more from out of state, and we may be out of luck until after Christmas!

Hope all is well at your house. Count your blessings, and have a wonderful Christmas.

Bette Filley