Monday, October 29, 2012

How about those Giants?


This past week started with a weekend that was better to forget.  Jordan started Friday morning with Diarrhea and fevers and by Saturday morning 4 a.m. it hit me!  Couldn’t move out of bed for 2 days.  Sue Hahn kept bringing us water.  The best part is the electricity went off at 5 a.m. and never came back and so we had fevers and it was 102 in my bedroom and no fan!  Talk about miserable!

By Sunday morning it hit Sue and so we were all on our own! Major’s wife, Patience, volunteered to feed Rick and Chuck for lunch and dinner and by Sunday afternoon Chuck got it, luckily not as bad.  Monday I was able to get out of bed but so weak and still diarrhea so didn’t make it to work. By now Dr. Kellert had a headache and was also not feeling well!  Jordan, Sue and I sat in my living room draped on couches and chairs groaning.  We kept Rick amused sending him to the hospital for Depends for all of us!  We still couldn’t think of food and still no electricity since Saturday morning!

Tuesday morning I got up thinking I could go to work and showered and dressed and cooked some breakfast for all but that put me back in bed!  Did eat a bit and Sue was able to go back to work.  By Tuesday night I was on the mend and able to get back to work on Wed!  I asked Rick to return the Depends and he refused!J!

We are going on Day 6 right now with no electricity.  Three poles are down from wildfires and they have to replace them.  So far they got the poles and put them by the holes and that is as far they have gone.  Then when we called we were told all the management were all at a workshop and so nothing could be done! That meant another night without a fan!  We are trying to push meat and invite people so food doesn’t go bad, but the rest of us aren’t eating much because of our sick stomachs!  We dream of ice and cold water!

Wednesday morning started with a crash C/Section for twins breech.  We were all happy to have to turn on the generator and have some electricity during the surgery.  The air conditioner in theater gave us a cool start to the day. It's pretty bad when we are happy to have a C/Section!

Thursday morning at 1:30 a.m. the World Series of Baseball started with the SF Giants competing against the Detroit Tigers.  We had been praying for ZESA in order for us to see the game or at least tape it.  So last night when we found out there would be none we hooked up my small home generator and some extension cords and Rick came at 130 a.m. (no one else decided to come for some reason J) and watched it live in the dark!  At least he could have a fan, but it actually was cooler!  I got up at 5 a.m. and saw from the 7th inning onward!  Way to go Giants they won the first one!  Panda- monium!

At 1:30 a.m. on Friday morning Jordan joined Rick to watch Game 2 of the World Series.  By 5 .m. when I got up I got the see the second run scored by the Giants.  At 5: 20 a.m. the rest ran off for bed while we started the day.

Saturday still no electricity-Day 8 and counting!  Everyday we hope this might be the one.  After a morning at the hospital we spent this afternoon catching up on email and blogs and wash.  We used my little home generator, but saved enough petrol for Game 3 at 0200 Sunday morning!  We kept jumping in the pool to keep our cool!

Monday morning and we are celebrating the “sweep” by the Giants and now the World Champions 2012!  Rick and Sue and Chuck got up at 2 a.m. and Sylvia and I got up at 5 a.m. to watch the last 3 innings as I got breakfast ready. Still no electricity so used my home generator to watch.  What a game and we are celebrating here!  

Day 10 and no electricity yet (but who is counting, right?)—we have forgotten what that is!  We have 4 more guests joining us tomorrow—we thought!  Hurricane Sandy has cancelled their flight from
Washington DC on Monday—so they will figure out when they will arrive and I am trying to figure out what I can feed 11 people 3 meals a day without anything cold!  Life is always a challenge here!
Giants fans watching the winning game
The celebrations as the Giants are World champions as the sun comes up here!

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