Every Light in the House Is On!


The backyard’s bright as the crack of dawn, the front walk looks like runway lights, it’s kinda like noon in the dead of night…. My favorite song at the moment! Since I just turned on every light in my house! JUST BECAUSE I CAN.

It’s always so sudden when power returns. You can hardly believe it. For us, it’s a day earlier than anticipated (if that), so it was a surprise. A wonderful one.

EIGHT DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And I have a generator now!!! I am so happy. I will never go through anything like those first six days again.

Of course, I had just sent Ross out to fill up the gas cans. Weston has a lot of mowing to do, though, ha. Mow, my child, until the gas is gone.

My neighbor is having his July 4th party tonight. Immediately after the power came on, he started shooting off fireworks. (It’s not dark yet.) We are all so excited around here, let me tell you. While the a/c is cooling the house down, we’re off to our neighbor’s fireworks party to celebrate!


  1. Dumbcatluvr says:


  2. Old WV Broad says:

    Still waiting here in Flat Top. Glad it is back on for you. I can’t be far behind!

  3. bbkrehmeyer says:

    :fairy: :woof: :sheep: :happyflower:

  4. CATRAY44 says:

    So happy for all of you!

  5. TwistedStitcher says:

    Yay, Suzanne!

  6. Pat says:

    :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy:
    Pat in Eastern NC

  7. scollard says:

    Yayyyyy, Suzanne! :snoopy: I went through that for 10 days this part January when we had an ice storm up here. I was so grateful for lights, warmth, hot water — all the good things of modern life.

  8. yvonnem says:

    Yee-Haaaw!!! Have a great time at the party! (“The Power is back on, belated 4th of July party”!) :snoopy: :snoopy: :dancingmonster:

  9. STracer says:

    :woof: :snoopy: :shimmy:

  10. bonita says:

    have a great time at the Lights Are on Again Party!

  11. Diane says:

    :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy:
    Yea!!!! We missed you so much. So glad everyone is ok and that you got lights on. And a party to go to!!!!!!

  12. Auntie Linda says:

    So happy for you! I know the feeling of having power after a 7 day deprivation….with us, it was having running water again, but I get the whole power thang! Welcome back, we missed you.

  13. whaledancer says:

    Woo-hoo! Welcome back to the 21st century! :shimmy: :shimmy: :shimmy:

  14. Flowerpower says:

    Congrats!!! Nothing like electricity and AC! Woo hoo!!!!

  15. MissPat says:

    Welcome back, you’ve been missed!

  16. BuckeyeGirl says:

    :woof: yip yip yipppeee!!!

  17. Rainn says:

    :snoopy: :snoopy: Yay!!! So glad to hear you’re all ok! We have all been worried and following the news and hopefully every WV town will be bright and turned “on”!!!! Enjoy-rain

  18. Rainn says:

    We were 8 days without in the ice storm of ’98 in Maine! Made us tough! Yayyy!!!

  19. NancyL says:

    Yayyyyyy! Have a great time at the party!

  20. auntbear says:

    party hearty honey!!

  21. Claudia W says:

    So glad to see you have elecricity again! I’ve been checking several times a day to see if you were back with us. What a relief for you! Good reason to celebrate.

  22. liz2 says:

    Good news! Glad you, your kids & the animals are okay.

  23. MousE says:

    Yay!!! We missed you!


  24. holstein woman says:

    I am so glad to see you back online, I have been praying for you.

  25. myaizar says:

    Happy dance!!! :woof:

  26. Grouchymama says:

    Hey there! I bought a 25 gallon plastic tank that operates on a car type battery from the farm store. It has a sprayer and it is so nice not to lug bucketes of water anymore.

    So happy your power is on!

  27. woolylamb says:

    Yipee! :snoopy: :snoopy:

  28. maryellen51 says:

    Yee Haw !!! Good to have you back.

  29. lavenderblue says:

    Hooraaay! Let there be light! :sun:

  30. MissyinWV says:

    Yay!!!! :woof:

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