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Power to the Kramers!

Posted by laurie on November 8, 2012

Phillip took this picture yesterday morning. He was never so glad to see an electric company truck. And when I got home yesterday afternoon I was never so glad to throw a load of laundry in the washing machine.

Last night brought a Nor’Easter. Did you know they are naming winter storms now? This one is Athena, who, according to Wikipedia is the “goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill.” And ladders and beagles.

18 Responses to “Power to the Kramers!”

  1. Robin V said

    Glad to hear you have power again!

  2. Susan in DE said

    Laurie, so glad that you and Phillip are back to “civilization”. And how’s your foot doing? Audrey (with Buddy and Holly), here’s hoping your family’s recovery from Sandy is making good progress as well.

    Yeah, I was thinking it was odd about naming the storm at all, let alone calling it Athena. And I think maybe Edesia, the Roman goddess of feasting, is probably the goddess of beagles. Not sure about ladders, will have to look that up on Wikipedia ….

    • laurie said

      Thanks for asking about my foot! I went to the doctor yesterday, 6 weeks after I broke it, and she says it’s healed. I have no pain walking. I’m not allowed to run, though, until January.

  3. Darlene said

    glad you weathered the storn relatively unscatherd!

  4. Karen S. said

    Power to the beagles!

  5. Scott (and Scout) said

    Laurie, just curious, were you able to draw any electricity from your solar panels? Or does the system require city power to run? Or is it just too cloudy and days too short?

    I’m making (NOT!) a solar panel coat for my beaglemutt Scout. A small rechargeable battery will store the electrons. He’s going to pay for his food! 🙂

  6. Julie - JB & Cassie's Mum in England said

    So pleased your power has been restored – it must be wonderful to have the heating back on! Bet the boys have enjoyed duvet snuggling though!

  7. Cathy, Gomez, Lily & Mr. Peabz said

    Congratulations on that load of laundry! Glad to see you guys are powerful again, and I’m keeping my toes and fingers crossed that Athena doesn’t cause too much more misery.

  8. Bernie & Cubby beagle imposters said

    I used to view overhead wires as a bit unsightly. Am beginning to appreciate them as a thing of beauty when functioning. So glad you have your electricity back and hope it stays that way. The recovery being made back east is truly awe inspiring in view of the obstacles to progress.

  9. So glad that you have the power back. We got about 12 inches of snow here. Buddy and Holly are complete opposites. It is so funny. Buddy hates rain and backs up from the doorway- if it is even sprinkling out. Holly goes running out in it and plays and come back in soaking wet – and Buddy licks her dry.
    Now with all of this snow – Holly is refusing to go out, and Buddy is like a little kid – he keeps running outside and jumping through the snow drifts and having a great time. He is in such a good mood. He them comes bounding in to the house and try to get Holly to play with him. She just has been wrapping herself in her blanket all day. What is the saying – Jack Sprat can eat no fat and his wife can eat no lean. These two are so complete opposites too but they get along so well.

    • Amy~Cobalt & Onyx's Mom said

      Cobalt hates rain and cold. He won’t go out if it’s even possibly sprinkling. Just like Buddy, he’ll back up from the doorway. He will give us a look, shake his head, and run in the opposite direction. He does this with cold too. If he feels it is too cold for his little beagle butt, he won’t go. But snow!!! He runs outside happily and plays for hours.

      We refer to Onyx as our ‘doggiemometer’ because she goes out in any kinds of weather, and then comes back in and approaches the humans to let us know that it’s wet or snowing, etc. Sometimes it seems she had no other purpose to go out than to check the weather and report back in (hence the doggiemometer name).

  10. harperlea said

    Congratulations on your return to Power, Kramers!!!!

    Back 23 years ago when I started my “career”, I was simply amazed at the amount of utility pipe lines under the streets (even with overhead wires)…. (I grew up out in the country and we had our own water wells and the homes were always on septic systems…) I had no clue what it takes to provide utility service to people… Now it’s my career bread & butter and I love designing infrastructure improvements! I’m such a nerd that I actually own a coffee-table book of photographs of all the types of sewer/storm drain manhole covers from around the US.

    Stay warm & dry all…
    Glad your foot is all healed, Laurie… bummer about the running. My left knee is mostly healed (though I still have some PT left to complete) and can’t wait to start wearing high heels again (before I end up back out inspecting construction)… and riding my bike 🙂

    • Susan in DE said

      OMG Harper, you are definitely a nerd! I’m sure there’s a support group that can help you get over that. (I’m envisioning your husband having to stop you from running out into traffic to look at a manhole cover in the middle of the street …. ;->)

      • I was thinking the same thing. Although I was on a sales call yesterday and told a potential customer that I couldn’t believe how thrilled and excited I was with our new zippers on our products!


  11. Marci said

    Woohoo for you and getting your power back on! We were without power for a measly 4 days a year ago when our area got hit with one or our famous east winds. I was never so glad to have the heat and lights back on. I can’t imagine being without for as long as you were. Hopefully you can continue to stay warm and dry:)

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