I have another brother in Richmond and they had no electricity yesterday and I don't know if they got it back today or not. Then my other brother lives in Frankfort, KY and they still have no electricity. They were all hit hard. I just thank the Lord that it missed us!
If you read Judy's Blog she lives in that same neck of the woods and she may not have electricity and service restored either. I'm sure as soon as she can she'll post on her blog.
Some people have no electric, no water, no phone, no internet.....it's like living in the dark ages!! Actually, I'm sure it is to many people, especially the younger ones! That first day we had no phone service, no internet, and lots of the cell phones were not working. There was an editorial in the paper about it saying that some of the younger ones at the newspaper office were very distraught that they couldn't call anyone on their cell phones, send a text message, and they had to actually get up and walk down the hall and deliver a message instead of e-mailing it!
They would never survive if they had to live like we did growing up. No inside bathroom. You got up shivering and shaking and ran to the Warm Morning heating stove, that your Dad had gotten up earlier and got the fire going in, so it was nice and warm. Then you turned and warmed your front and then turned and warmed your backside! Back and forth! Usually we got into our clothes right there in front of that stove. Then we usually washed our hands and face in cold water. I don't recall that being a big deal. But for a bath I wanted warm water, which had to be heated on the stove first. Mom always had a nice breakfast cooking, usually with sausage or bacon, eggs, biscuits, and gravy. There was some sort of sweet goodies to put on your biscuit if you had a sweet tooth, usually jam, jelly, syrup, or honey. All good!! Ah, the good old days!!
Kids today would survive it but it'd sure be a drastic change for many of them!