Another Update…

Hi Friends! 
Thank you all so much for your sweet words and prayers while I am going through this. 
I have some news.
Good news AND bad news. 
Lets start with the bad…
First of all we are expecting a nor’easter to roll on through the area tonight.
They are talking rain and or snow depending where you are in the state and wing gusts 40-50mph.
Because ya know Hurricane Sandy was not enough.


I know the other day I told you that I was looking at another 7-10 days without power but my brother at stopped by my house to check on it and while he was there he ran into someone from JCP&L and he got to talking to him.

He was told that the substation that powers my area is STILL UNDERWATER and salt water to boot and they are still pulling fish outta it and outta the fence around it
Now for the good news…
First off my mothers house got power back LAST NIGHT! 
No more generators! 
Thank goodness! 
And some more good news. 
When my brother found out what the JCP&L guy said he called me to tell me. 
Then he said that he could bring me his welder which makes electricity while its running and he would MacGiver it to my house so I can have some kind of power! 
Can we say the heavens about started to sing! 
He is gonna do that Saturday! 
I hope he has no problems doing this as well. 
My back will love him forever.
I have not slept in a bed in over a week and my body is feeling it! 
Don’t get me wrong I am so thankful that I have been able to stay at my moms the past 8 days but I am so so ready to have my own space. 
Funny story…the other night I was heading out to the gym to work out shower and then go to our monthly instructors meeting when my mom stopped me and said…
“Nick when you gonna be home?”
to which I replied 
“Really Ma? I am gonna be 30 years on in 2 weeks and your asking me when I am gonna be home.”
We both laughed. 
Mom said 
“Some things will never change, I’m your mother and I will always worry about you and when you are gonna be home especially when you are staying with me.” 
I said 
“I know and I understand that and I really do appreciate it.”
Although the situations I am dealing with sucks it has been nice being home with my parents. 
As much as they can drive me nuts I am so happy to have them in my life. 
I honestly don’t know what I would do without them. 
On another note I can tell you of two four legged friends who are eating up being here. 
Zoe has take up residency on a blanket infront of the heat register.
Little monkey cant get warm enough.

Rylie on the other hand has taken full on advantage of the fact that she is allowed on the couch at gram mas house.
She knows she can’t go on the couch at home and spends as much time as she can up there since we have been here.
Smart little monkey. 
Well friends I am off to move some firewood because mom just informed me that she is not sure how much oil we have left so she wants to have firewood ready for the wood burning stove.
I will check in with you lovelys in a few days.

  Hugs, Nikki

I have 13 Lovely Comments, I would love to have yours... on Another Update…

  1. avatar
    Nikki says:
    November 7, 2012

    Hopefully the storm you all are expecting won’t be too bad. And hopefully you get power back at your house soon!

  2. avatar
    Ashley says:
    November 7, 2012

    Oh no not another storm!!! Stay safe!!! I am hoping you get power soon!!!

  3. avatar
    KT says:
    November 7, 2012

    Glad Mom’s got power back! It sucks not having any family close by – which is why I want to escape to VA. It’s nice to be welcomed in *other* friend’s parents homes, I just want to be in MY OWN parents home. I feel homeless. I really do.

  4. avatar
    Michelle says:
    November 7, 2012

    I hope everything goes all right!

  5. avatar
    SEL says:
    November 7, 2012

    Your brother definitely sounds like MacGyver with rigging up stuff!

    You’re lucky that you had the generators and that electricity came back for your Mom. I’m glad you realize how much worse it could be.

    I just read that over 440,000 Jersey residents STILL don’t have power. So sad. 🙁

    I hope the storm bypasses you all and you’re able to get some type of reprieve from mother nature.


  6. avatar
    P!nky says:
    November 7, 2012

    So glad your power is back!

    stay warm!

  7. avatar
    Jen says:
    November 7, 2012

    Yay for all your good news! I hope you get power very soon.

  8. avatar
    shay says:
    November 7, 2012

    Oh man, i hope your brother can rig up some power for you! That’s so crazy that your sub station is still under water. Ugh… hang in there!

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    Angie says:
    November 7, 2012

    You do great work my friend! I’m so excited for you that your brother is the McIver type! LOL! Fingers crossed that you get back to your bed ASAP! LOVE YOU!

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    jcwhitney says:
    November 8, 2012

    Hi Nikki, I am so glad you and your family are doing well after Sandy. I hope this upcoming snow storm isn’t bad and that you get power soon! Good to know that you are able to be with your family during this tough time.

    Under your circumstances, you may not have time, but if you do down the road I am passing along the Liebster Award. You may or may not have done this before but I thought it was a fun way to get to know my fellow blogger’s. No hard feelings if you choose not to participate. Thanks!

  11. avatar
    Tara says:
    November 8, 2012

    So glad you have power back and I absolutely love all of the pics of your pups and cats!

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