We ended 2008 with a surprise!
High winds toppled a large tree right next to our house. Yikes! It uprooted itself and all 25 feet of it got gnarled into our main electricity line. Next thing we knew we had no power--No lights, No heat.
Thankfully, when it came down, it missed the side of the garage, the neighbor's house, the fence...man it could have been a real mess. We called it in, waited for the power company to come by and restore power but it didn't happen until the next morning. We had no idea how long it was going to take so friends let us stay at their place. They have a large finished basement with a bedroom so we moved over there for the night.
What a treat! We joined them and their four kids for dinner and a few sessions with Wii. MarioKart racing was a blast. We usually don't stay up on New Year's Eve but it was a lot of fun hanging out and waiting for the ball to drop.Good friends are a real blessing.
The power was restored New Years Day so we were only out of the house one night. I was able to borrow a chain saw so I will be cleaning up the tree and carting it off.
This has been a New Year's we won't forget for a long time.