Even though the island hadn't seemed to be hard hit by the storm, our electricity went out at 5:30 PM on Sunday. Fortunately, we had a gas grill and were able to fix a tasty dinner. Unfortunately, no electricity meant we had to do without water. That was a problem!
Monday was a glorious day on the island--sunny, dry, and in the seventies. We decided not to return home and to stay in the house we had rented in hopes that the electricity would come back on by the end of the day. No luck with that.
Still, the weather looked like it would be fantastic for the rest of the week. "What should we do?" we asked ourselves. We decided to rent a room at the Hampton Inn in Bath so we could all take showers and bathe the baby. Then we returned to the house to spend the night. We lit candles and started a fire in the fireplace. We heated up the chili that I had already prepared--and had it for our dinner that night with homemade guacamole, jack cheese, and sour cream.
My husband and I headed off to the Hampton Inn Tuesday morning to take showers. We had planned to rent the room for another night after deciding not to leave Maine...and to tough it out. As luck would have it, we didn't have to rent the room Tuesday night. Our daughter called and informed us that our electricity was turned back on at 11:00 AM. HOORAY!
I was so sad that my daughter, her husband, and little Julia Anna had to leave late Thursday afternoon. It had been such fun having them around.
I had hoped to post a poem on Poetry Friday last week--but we lost power again at 9:00 AM that morning. It was back on by 12:30 PM. My husband and I sat out on the deck Friday afternoon sipping wine and eating cheese and roasted glazed figs.
Despite the lack of electricity and water for part of our stay in Maine--we managed to have a grand vacation. I hated to leave!