Hi Everyone, I am back from my vacation to Tampa to hang with the mother and enjoy nice weather! It was a great trip but we were so glad to be back. Upon our arrival we were greeted with heavy downpours and wind. We were mentioning how thankful we were that it was not snow as it should be this time of year. I got a new truck, picked it up Thursday of last week and when we got home the weather cranked it up a notch. THere were reported 70mph wind gusts. Nobody was prepared for it and 300,000 people suddenly lost power. We at Swood south were 1 of those families.
We talk alot about how we want to go off grid and with that comes alot of preparation on our part. We prepare so that daily tasks can be as comfortable as possible and yet still take us off the grid. Unfortunately Swood SOUTH is not prepared for too much off grid activity and although we had a generator and a roof over our heads (which is more than many and for that we are thankful) we were without some of the major comforts. This made the 4th and 5th day of forced "off grid" trying.
I also talk alot about learning and experiencing life and we will put this into our "lessons learned" file and build off of that. We learned the supplies we were lacking and we will make sure that Swood North has those comforts.
We got our power back today (at 4am) and slowly things are going back to normal.