Since Sunday’s visit from Ike (the hurricane) into central Ohio it has been darkness for many.  Sunday 9/14/08 the news showed that over 220,000 in Columbus, OH were sitting in the dark.  I (thankfully) was not one of those people.  The only thing that I lost at my house was internet, a few pieces of siding, and a weather vane. 

On Sunday, in the 75 mile an hour winds, my mother and I decided we needed to get out of the house and see if we couldn’t find something to eat.  Obviously, we didn’t find anything because everyone was having power issues.  As we drove around we saw all of the downed trees and powerlines.  Siding flapping in the wind and alot of uprooted trees either laying on the ground or up against houses.  It was very wild to see all of this happening.  So we ended up going home and raiding the fridge for something to eat. 

On Monday, school was cancelled.  No power to still over 220,000 customers and our city and many surrounding cities were out of ice.  I went to work to discover we had no power there.  So we sat on the dock, by the dock doors making calls on our personal cell phones (if you had a charged phone) to our customers to let them know we were in the dark.  I got sent home around 11 a.m.

On Tuesday, school was back in session and my youngest, Elizabeth, was ill and stayed home.  I went to work and we actually had electric.  YAY!  But, we didn’t have internet and most things we do are worked through the internet so not much got accomplished.  And what did get accomplished was done by typing it up and printing it out and then faxing it somewhere and calling to make sure that someone received the fax.  Talk about stoneage!  Days like that make me thankful for all that we do have.  On top of all of this I have a head cold and Tuesday was not a good day.  I couldn’t breathe, couldn’t hear very well and had lost my voice.  I was on the phone all day talking in almost a complete whisper.  My customers kept telling me to go home.  I wish I could have but there were things that needed to be done.

On Wednesday when I woke up…I felt even worse!  So I called in sick and held the bed down for the majority of the day.  And today I am back at work with a little bit of a voice.  Still sick, but at least I can breathe!

Okay, on with the day…As far as knitting?  I am STILL working on my BYOB bag.  I will take pics this afternoon when I get to job #2.

Sorry this was sooooo boring, but I figured I’d at least document this for future reference.  Plus, the meds I’m on for my cold make the world spin so I probably rambled or repeated myself somewhere in the above paragraphs.  So Sorry!  I’m trying really hard to get better.  REALLY!

TTYL, me