Comments: Fall Out

I've been feeling for you both throughout this saga and feeling guilty that I couldn't do anything practical to help.
Stay strong (please!).

Posted by Ron Brewer on 7 December, 2021 at 8:08 PM

Happy you have power again! You'll be catching up for a bit now, I would think. Any plans yet for what you would get or do different (preparedness-wise) for next time?

Posted by Scoakat on 7 December, 2021 at 9:46 PM

Finding time between printing and doing the washing to write your longest ever post! Back to normality. Soon. I hope.

Posted by Darren Rigby on 8 December, 2021 at 1:40 AM

Phew. You have both been put through a ten day rinse and repeat cycle. That was awful, no wonder you feel so unwell.
Fingers crossed that is it and pursue the buggers for as much compensation as possible. It won’t truly compensate you but it might wake them up to prepare for any possible future storms.

Posted by delcatto on 8 December, 2021 at 7:30 AM

I remember my first dishwasher, which was given to me by a work colleague (they were replacing it with a newer model). Previously, I'd thought "Why bother with something like that?" Now I'm most definitely in your camp.

I hope your database remark does not mean that you don't have backups of everything!

Posted by Tim W on 8 December, 2021 at 10:09 AM

Thank you all for your support and good wishes.

And for reading along. Writing it all down has helped get it out of my head.

Scoakat - I might write more soon on this subject.

Tim - one thing we do have is 3 backups of everything, and I always store working data and work off external disc drives on my PC (which couldn't work during the power outage). Mr BW found the latest version immediately, when he looked, of course. Mind you, he wrote the database back in the 1990s, so he named the files, and his naming conventions don't work for me! I have a consistent system...

Posted by Blue Witch on 8 December, 2021 at 10:56 AM

I've been away for a few days, just got home tonight and looked up your blog to see what happened - I'd heard on the news that supply had been restored to "everyone". So glad it's back on, but what a saga you've been through. Wouldn't wish it on anyone.
Hope you get back to some semblance of normality soon.

Posted by Caroline Greenwell on 8 December, 2021 at 9:06 PM