We have been without power since Sunday evening, with little hope of it returning anytime soon. Right now the estimates are anywhere between today and Sunday. Drew's Dad and I have found a Panera Bread with power, so we have been able to connect to the outside world for the first time in days.
We had several tree limbs fall and lost a couple of roof shingles and some trim around the windows. Our large oak tree is currently holding up the electrical pole that runs along our property. We emptied the refrigerator of all of its spoiled contents. While we have had some damage and a lot of clean up, we are much more lucky than others right around us. We are ready for life to return to normal.
I really don't know how those that live in Hurricane areas do this year after year. We have gone from station to station looking for gas, have had issues finding milk and water. No one has any ice. Anywhere. Some restaurants will have food but no drinks. Others, the opposite. My kids haven't had milk in nearly a week. We were really unprepared for this to happen, so maybe that is part of the problem, but it has been emotionally and physically draining. I feel for those that do this multiple times a year, year after year.