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Monday, July 29, 2013

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Progress

News Channel 9 Live Weather Imaging
I'll hop on here real quick just to give an update. I've been successful at posting almost daily and I missed a day. I'm now in the middle of a Severe Thunderstorm that keeps knocking my power out. I'm taking some video to upload to YouTube later.

For now, since I don't have any surge protector strips for my electronics, I'm going to leave my laptop and things unplugged. I've been trying to cook bacon for the last hour as the power comes and goes on my two burner electric grill. My Coleman propane lantern has been turned on about four times. I finally just decided to use the light on my cell phone since the power comes back on usually within ten minutes or so.

Argh. It just went out again. Man, it gets REAL quiet out here with no power on. Anyway, my last few strips of bacon are sizzling. Gonna throw them on some bread with some mayo and call it a night. It's a little after midnight and I have to report to work at 8am for a few hours. Wonder how much sleep I'm going to get with the loud thunder crashes and flickering of lights (including the powerful "Mercury light" outside the farm house).

Wifey's birthday is this Friday. Gotta figure out what I'm going to do. I've never been away before on her birthday in the 15 years we've been married. We were driving back to Arizona from the recent Oklahoma funeral on my birthday in May. Not a memorable year for birthdays apparently...

For those of you kind souls who have donated to our PayPal account...it is very much appreciated. You may have just enabled me to pay Wifey a surprise visit for her birthday...but don't tell her! It'll be a surprise!

~OJD

9 comments:

Mystic Mud said...

We had five birthdays during our move to the mountaintop - they all got pushed to the side that year......I think it must be part of the process....lol. Stay safe and tell Wifey Happy Birthday and that I did a post on life before the mountaintop.

Anonymous said...

Hey OJD,

When my Hubby was in Afghanistan he sent me roses through flowers.com, you could always try that. Hope that the storm doesn't throw you out of electrical commision for too long, but hey think of it as a training oppportunity. If you have them you could try cooking on a coleman stove/ pocket stove, or there's always the open flame and hotdog option.

EMT Tina

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Thank you So much for the inspiration. You have left me speechless... for now ;-)

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Oh I enjoyed it. I grabbed the video and tried filming me using different preps. I thought "this is the kind of thing we've been training for!"

Anonymous said...

I really thought you were serious about building a home for your family. You're going to use our donated money to visit your wife instead? Priorities OJD. That's my last donation.

Humble wife said...

Hey OJ Dad I shared about you in my recent post. Hope you don't mind.

Jennifer

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Wow. Didnt expect that kind of response.

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Send me a private email and I 'll be happy to refund it. Posting anonymously leaves me no clue who to refund.

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Perfectly fine Jennifer.

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