Yes, it's me again! I had typed out a lengthy post about my Typhoon Dolphin experience from this past weekend but it seemed like such a downer that I decided to scrap it and just give you a quick rundown of what we endured:
- No power/electricity. It's been out since Friday and still has yet to be restored in our area. Latest update says they're expecting it to be on by tomorrow evening. First night was okay, second night was bearable, last night we slept in the car...who knows what we'll have to do tonight if it's still off.
- Boredom. There's really only so much you can do without electricity. Especially when it's hot as hell and you've got three kids to entertain.
- No water. It went out on Friday (after the electricity) but thankfully it was restored to our area yesterday afternoon. The water was actually on yesterday morning but it was coming out brown until the afternoon. Yum. We ended up showering at my office instead.
- Hard rain and strong winds. Giant trees were uprooted, mangoes/breadfruit/coconuts/etc. were blown off the branches and there is green debris and trash everywhere.
- No cellphone service. Damage to the cell towers has been causing spotty service all weekend. And yes, my area is one of the spotty ones so I had no service at all this weekend.
- Over-eating. We tried to eat and cook as much as we could and salvage the rest. With no power for days, it was only a matter of time before everything else was spoiled.
- No school. All public schools are closed today since water and electricity still haven't been fully restored. Hopefully they open tomorrow, but it all depends.
- High stress levels. This is a given during any natural disaster. It's out of your hands and out of your control but you can't help but go nuts.
So, that was my weekend. How was yours? How would you deal with no power or water for three days?