Writing about ten o’clock, Wednesday night, Oct. 28

Hope you all are warmer than I. We are iced to the bone. Trees look just like the ones you probably see on your news if they do such things as report ice storms.

First night we just made do with a few candles but as the days and nights roll on we have got out an oil lamp. five or six candles, one serious flash light, and various other things that make light. The fireplace for one. A small hand held do-ma-jigger that I have propped here so I see my keyboard.

Roger (son) and his wife, ReNee were here for several days. They went to their other place in Norman today. They were quite concerned about my oxygen situation so they bought a generator and got in a big supply of night time and hand held tanks.

Granddaughter and family are living in with us since they also do not have electricity. Their fireplace is “cosmetic” only. Thankfully she is quite efficient with tech stuff so she rigged me up for some catch up on my email notifications. She and her husband are up on keeping Sammy and me comfortable and fed with food and oxygen. 😀 She just came in and said their are branches down on one of the cars. Poor trees are taking a battering. Cars too, I guess. The main roads are okay they say. I haven’t tested that out.

I didn’t want to write all this “report” on comments so I’m reporting by blog and will leave link in some of your comments.

In a few days I will be back on with another experience in my head and heart. Sure wish other folks’ troubles were as apt to end well as mine.

Thanks to the loving God who works all things good for those called according to his purpose. Even is you have to spend a thousand dollars for a generator to keep things on life support. I’m not talking about people, I’m talking about cell phones, computers, and fire place blower. We didn’t lose much food. Packed it up out of the frig and moved it to the patio or garage. Lots of ‘frig space.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    May the Lord’s blessings shine upon you and bring warmth for your body as He has for your soul, in Jesus name.

  2. May the Lord warm your heart and keep sending you lots of family and friends to help you out with those physical needs. Brrrr! I’ll be praying. 🙂

  3. pranabaxom says:

    Sorry to hear about the power failure and your suffering. Experienced it first hand last year for more than two days and it was not pleasant. None of us had any medical emergencies, thank God. However all our foods were spoiled and molten ice leaking from the fridge warped our floor.
    Take care Oneta and stay safe. Both of you will be in my prayers.

  4. says:

    Prayers for you in your time of trial. I’m so glad you have family nearby to help. May God wrap your in his warmth.

  5. shoreacres says:

    I saw your post pop up last night just before I went to bed, but I didn’t take time then to read it — I was just too tired. I’m sorry to hear about all the complications from the weather, but it does sound as though you’re ‘weathering’ the situation as well as can be expected. Power loss is always a pain, but in circumstances like yours, it can be dangerous. I’m glad to hear the main roads are clear. Here’s hoping temperatures warm, and repairs are made in a timely manner.

  6. I sent this comment once but it didn’t go through— the hurricane came through Georgia last night and we lost power around 3:30 this morning— still humid with tropical like air but cold is coming— from near 80 today to 40’s tomorrow —
    We got a generator about 10 years ago when they were saying we’d have a bad ice storm- we’ve never had to use it— but it’s humming now giving life to the refrigerator and freezer — praying your family stays safe!!!

  7. Faye says:

    We now have a generator bought with money to help after a 2011 disaster in my state here. We returned to what we had in the beginning. Maybe it will be used again for such a time as yours once again. May indeed you know in the midst of it all the warmth, Peace and Comfort of GOD. thank you for blogging and letting us know the truth of real life circumstances.
    Let us pray!

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