Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snow storm, Car crash.

This morning at 6:00 a.m., as I lay sleeping on the sofa (long story), I heard a "smack" sound. I sat up and looked out of the window, and saw that a car had hit an electric pole directly across the street from my house. The driver was fine. The car and pole were not. There were pieces of splintered wood all over the snow covered road.
The police and fire dudes and ambulance showed up. The road was blocked off, and some guys looked the pole up and down. The car couldn't be shut off, so they left it running. At 7:30 a.m. there were three loud popping sounds, the transformer literally blew off of the pole, the right side of the pole burst into flames, and the wire dropped down onto Cute Hubby's truck. Oh yeah, and we lost our electricity. It was 20 effing degrees outside and we had no heat. The temperature inside the house started to dip. It was time to wake up Cute Hubby and give him the good news. Also asleep were oldest daughter and Babyzilla, who spent the night because they were snowed in. Babyzilla has a cold. On the other sofa was my youngest daughter, who just moved back home, and who's 22nd birthday is today. I can't imagine a better way to start a birthday than to wake up on a monagahyde sofa in a freezing room, can you?
So far, three different electric company trucks had come and gone. It was time to take action. Cute Hubby was awakened and sent outside to dig out the cars. The girls and I packed up our stuff, got into our newly liberated cars, and hightailed it to oldest daughter's place to wait it out. Cute Hubby was left behind to deal with his new survivalist situation. What? He was o.k., he walked down to the gas station for a cup of coffee, and promised to call if the electric was fixed. It was. Pretty darn fast too, about two hours later. Having showered and eaten at oldest daughter's place, youngest daughter & I returned to the house well fed and refreshed. Cute Hubby looked tired.
It turned out to be a good day after all. There was work, and shopping, and some general hanging out; not neccesarily in that order. Who says you can't have fun in a snow storm?


mo.stoneskin said...

Cute Hubby is ALL man. I'm assuming that the wire didn't hurt his truck?

Miss Eve said...

Dear Diane,

I'm very happy everything turned out just fine :-) Cute Hubby is a real man!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season, much love: Evi

Dedene said...

That's alot of excitement for one day. Hope your Christmas is a little less dangerous.

Congrats to your 22 y-o daughter. And Joyeux Noël to your family.

diane said...

Mo: The truck is fine. Still won't start, still can't sell the d*mn thing.

Evi: Yes, he is a real adventurous man. A very nice guy, but don't get me started.
Happy Holidays honey.

Dedene: Hopefully the Christmas tree won't burst into flames or anything.
Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee ma cherie. xo

SkylersDad said...

Whoo hoo! Frontier living.

diane said...

Chris: We have a neighbor with a coal stove. The next time we lose electricity I'm just going over to her place, where I can drink hot cocoa and have smores.

Heather said...

Lots of excitement. Who wouldn't want to have that much excitement on their birthday. It makes for a great story.

diane said...

Heather: You're so right. She can laugh about it many years from now.

Dr Zibbs said...

What the hell?

drollgirl said...

wow! that is a lot of drama for one day! but i am glad nobody was hurt and that it all worked out!

p.s. it is 68 degrees here!

diane said...

Jim: You said it.

Drolly: 68 degrees? That's perfect weather, you lucky lass.

Mel Spillman artwork said...

Oh Bless your heart, what a day!

Glad it ended nicely :)

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Oh, how scary! You have to keep Babyzilla warm with her cold. I hope she's feeling better before Christmas.
Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter.

Wow, I hope this never happens to you again.
Merry Christmas from our family to yours.
Hugs and love,

Faux Naif said...

ha! snow storms are the MOST FUN.

Mr. Charleston said...

What a day. Beats the crap out of football.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Wow! That's a lot of excitement. Was Cute Hubby's car okay?

Dominica said...

Wow ! Some story to tell !!
Hopefully you guys are ok ?
Wish my best to all your family and be safe !

diane said...

Mel: Yes, it's ended. On with a new drama. Stay tuned.

Tracey: Babyzilla's coughing and blowing out snot bubbles, but I guess it just isn't Christmas unless somebody's sick.

Faux Naif: I'm hoping that's sarcasm.

Mr. C: I would have preferred watching touchdowns. Who won?

Joanna: His truck is fine. Still can't sell the d*mn thing though.

Domi: We're fine, thanks. xo

Gary Heller said...

othing like a little excitement to start a day. Glad all was well and no one hurt.
Go Hubby! :)

diane said...

Gary: CH will appreciate the support, thanks.